Paris – Red River Valley schools are on break, but their basketball teams continue the action on the court. Last night the Paris Lady Cats fall to Hugo 52-45. The 18 ranked Wildcats travel to Wylie this afternoon for a 2pm game. The North Lamar Panthers are scheduled to play in Bonham at 12:30. The Chisum Mustangs and Lady Mustangs are in district play at home against Como-Pickton. The girls start at 6pm. The boys will follow. And the Prairiland Patriots and Lady Pats will be at Chapel Hill.
Mount Pleasant – Area schools are on break, but their basketball teams continue to hit the hardwood. The Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers improve to 2-0 in district play, defeating Hallsville last night 62-33. Jordan Dickerson led all scorers with 14 points. The Mt. Pleasant Varsity boys will take on Hallsville tonight on the road. Tip off to the Tigers district opener is set for 7:30. At 16-2, and 2-0 in district play the Chapel Hill Lady Devils are ranked 7th in class 3A. They’ll host the undefeated Prairiland Lady Patriots in a critical 13-3A contest at 6pm. The Chapel Hill boys follow in their district opener against Prairiland at 7:30.
Sulphur Springs – Area schools are on break, but their basketball teams continue to hit the hardwood. The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats improved to 3-0 in district 16-5A last night with a 52-35 win over Pine Tree. Overall, the Sulphur Springs girls are 14-3. The Sulphur Springs Wildcats had a successful pre-district season. They’ll look to carry the wins over when they begin 15-5A play tonight against the Pine Tree Pirates in Longview. Tip off is at 7:30. the 18th ranked Mt. Vernon Tigers earned their first district win last night 88-31 over Cooper. The 6th ranked Lady Tigers improve to 2-0 with a 73-39 victory over the Dogette’s.
Last night the Dallas Mavericks lose in the Rocky Mountains 117-107 to the Denver Nuggets. Deron Williams led the Mavs with 23 points and eight assists. JJ Barea returned from injury to pour in 11 points and four assists in only 13 minutes. Dallas falls to 7-21 on the season and travel to Portland tomorrow.
The National Football League has decided to not fine Dallas Cowboys running back, Zeke Elliott, for jumping into the Salvation Army kettle following his touchdown run in the Cowboys 26-20 win over Tampa Bay Sunday night. Following the celebration, the Salvation Army saw a 61% increase in donations, including a large number of people making a $21 contribution. The same number Elliott wears on the field.
And college football bowl season continues as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane destroy Central Michigan 55-10. Tonight 10-3 Western Kentucky take on 8-4 Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl. Kickoff is at 6pm.