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HS Hoop Tourneys Plus Mavs End Road Skid


Area high school hoops teams will tip off tournament play today and go through Saturday.
Paris – The Paris Wildcats host the annual Paris Holiday Tournament at Wildcat Gym. They’ll be joined alongside the North Lamar Panthers, Clarksville Tigers, Commerce Tigers, and Mt Pleasant Tigers, as well as district rival Pleasant Grove. The Chisum Mustangs will participate in the Ector Tournament while the Prairiland Patriots host Redwater for a non-district contest this afternoon.
Mount Pleasant – The Mt Pleasant Tigers look to defend their title when they take the road to play at the Paris Holiday Tournament. They’ll be joined along with district rival Greenville as well as Paris High, Pleasant Grove, Jefferson, Waxahachie Life and others. The Chapel Hill Lady Devils participate in the UT-Tyler Varsity Tournament while the Chapel Hill boys play a non-district contest against Campbell on Friday, and the Mt Vernon Lady Tigers travel to Bryan, Texas for the Aggieland Invitational.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Wildcats visit one of the biggest schools in the state to take part in the Allen Tournament. The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats travel north of the border for the Idabel Tournament. The Mt Vernon Lady Tigers hit the road for Bryan, Texas for the Aggieland Invitational. Meanwhile, the Commerce Tigers make the trip to Lamar County to participate in the Paris Holiday Tournament. They’ll be joined alongside the Greenville Lions, North Lamar Panthers, and Mt Pleasant Tigers.
The Dallas Mavericks win the second game of a back to back over the Indiana Pacers, 98-94. The Mavs were led by Dirk who poured in 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Dallas improves to 11-25 on the season. Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars fall to the Minnesota Wild, 4-2, keeping the Stars at 43 points on the season.
The Dallas Cowboys play their final game of the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite nothing to gain from the contest Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett, says healthy players will play rather than give way to backups. A win would put Dallas at 9-7. A loss would give the Cowboys their forth 8-8 season in seven seasons under Garrett. Kickoff on Sunday between the Cowboys and Eagles is set for noon.
And as the college football bowl season rages on the Texas Longhorns win over Missouri, 33-16. Today Virginia takes on Navy at 12:15. No. 19 Oklahoma State plays No. 22 Virginia Tech at 4:15. Fifteenth-ranked TCU is up against 13th ranked Stanford at 8:00 pm this evening while No. 16 Michigan State plays 18th ranked Washington State at 8:00 as well. Then on New Year’s Day, the College Football playoffs begin with top-ranked Clemson taking on Alabama and second-seeded Oklahoma playing third-seed Georgia.