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Monday’s Sports

NFL

The Cowboys still have a chance of going into Week 17. Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns, two to Michael Gallup, and the Cowboys stayed alive in the playoff race with a 37-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

A snow game at Lambeau last night didn’t slow down the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams created a picturesque atmosphere with three touchdown passes. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Packers trounced the Tennessee Titans 40-14 for their fifth consecutive victory Sunday night.

NBA

The Dallas Mavericks, led by an NBA-record 50 points at halftime in a 124-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday to earn their first win the season. Luka Doncic scored 24 points, Josh Richardson added 21, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 18 points for the Mavs.

NCAA

Mark Lumley, Baylor’s assistant softball coach, dies after fighting cancer for the fourth time. According to the Baylor Bear Insider, 65-year-old Lumley died early Sunday morning, December 27. Coach Lumley was 65.

Authorities say a star freshman running back for the University of Utah died Christmas night at a Dallas-area hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the hip. University officials announced Ty Jordan’s death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12′s newcomer of the year.

HIGH SCHOOL

The Longview Lobos football season ended Saturday at the hands of Denton Ryan. The final for the 5A Division I Region II semi was 27-9.

The undefeated Argyle stopped the Lindale Eagles Friday with a 49-21 decision in the 4A Division 1 State title game Friday. It was Lindale’s first-ever state championship contest appearance.

In their last competition before the Christmas break, the Tigers hosted the Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes (TACA) last Tuesday, a private school team out of Dallas that boasts several Division I recruit. Mount Pleasant trailed by four points at the half but outscored TACA 45-24 in the second half to convince victory. Sophomore guard Payton Chism set the Tigers tone with a game and season-high 27 points, shooting 67% from the field, including a 4-for-7 performance from behind the arc.

The Tigers will travel to Henderson on Monday with all three teams set to play. Game times will be at 2:00, 3:15, and 4:30. Tickets are at the door, but the game will not be live-streamed.

Wednesday, the Tigers (9-0) will host the Dragons (6-5). There will only be one game with the Varsity tipoff at 2:00 pm. Tickets are online at www.mpisd.net/athletic-tickets, and the game will be live-streamed on the Mount Pleasant Tiger Basketball YouTube channel.