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Patriots Win At the Buzzer Plus Benn’s Hat Trick In Today’s Sports Update

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Last night on Mix 107.7, the Prairiland Patriots defeated Chisum 46-44. Trailing by three, Prairiland Junior Jeremiah Harrison tied the game with a three-pointer. Then for the second year in a row, Connor Sessums knocked down the game-winner at the buzzer. Prior to that game, and also on Mix 107-7, the Lady Patriots defeated Chisum 51-35.

In other local action, Pittsburg swept North Lamar. 52-49 on the boys’ side. And 55-30 on the girls’ side.

With the loss, the Pantherettes finished district in 4th place while Paris High took third place despite losing to Pleasant Grove last night.

The Paris Wildcats trailed 57-51 after three quarters in Texarkana before outscoring Pleasant Grove 17-6 in the fourth and winning 68-59. With the win, Paris claims the number one seed in the district. Trevon Dennis scored 21 points to lead Paris. Trae Johnson finished with 12, including 7 in the fourth quarter.

The Linden Kildare boys beat Detroit 82-40. While the Detroit girls won 55-39. Honey Grove girls beat Chess 57-40. Demetria Pruitt led the way with 17 points.

Rivercrest girls won 63-44 over Maud. Farrah Savage had 16 points. And the Rivercrest boys won 69-46.

The Dallas Stars got a hat trick from their captain Jamie Benn last night as they defeated Carolina 4-1 on home ice.

Scary news coming out of St. Louis last night as Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during their game with the Anaheim Ducks. The incident is being described as a cardiac episode. He is alert and conscious at the hospital and is undergoing more testing. The game itself was suspended until later in the season.


Houston Rockets 116 – Boston Celtics 105

New Orleans Pelicans 138 – Portland Trail Blazers 117

San Antonio Spurs 114 – Oklahoma City Thunder 106


Dallas Stars 4 – Carolina Hurricanes 1


Texas A&M University-Commerce senior men’s basketball standout Wayne Stewart received the selection on the bracket for the 2020 “Dark Horse Dunker” contest, with voting beginning at Noon

Tuesday (Feb. 11). Stacked with under-the-radar players are all levels of college basketball athletes that make up the 16-player field. They possess the power, creativity, and hope to compete against high-major stars in the Great Clips College Slam Dunk Championship. Fans will determine the winner by voting daily at DarkHorseDunker.com throughout the four-week competition.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team is the third-ranked team in the nation in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll. The Lions have been nationally ranked 17 times in the WBCA poll, seven weeks in a row from 2007-08, and now ten weeks in a row this season. It is the program’s highest national ranking in history.


East Division Hitter of the Week goes to Kaitlin Hunter, 1B, Sr., at East Texas Baptist from Gladewater. She owns a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBI in the No. 13 Tiger’s season-opening 13-0 win at Centenary, LA.

West Division Hitter of the Week goes to Elissa Elliott, 2B, Fr., Mary Hardin-Baylor from Emory-Rains. She helped in her team’s doubleheader sweep of UT-Dallas with a pair of home runs.


Due to poor field conditions, the Eagles planned schedule for this weekend changed. The Eagles are playing a doubleheader with one nine-inning game on Sunday at noon against Highland Community College from Kansas.


The coaches canceled today’s Mt Pleasant vs. Gilmer scrimmage and moved it to Thursday (Feb 13) at 5:30 at MP Lady Tiger Field as a varsity only game.

The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League will convene at 9:00 this morning (Feb 12) at the Courtyard Marriott in Pflugerville to determine the eligibility of student-athletes and discuss alleged rule violations. At 10:30, Gilmer High School is appealing their District 16-4A Executive Committee Decision Regarding Eligibility of a Student-Athlete. It pertains to changing schools for athletic purposes for two students.



With1:46 remaining Tuesday evening, both Jacksonville and Pine Tree administrations terminated the girl’s contest after an altercation broke out.

Paris Wildcat Tennis Tournament went very well last Thursday and Friday, despite cold weather, rain, and wind. The Wildcat JV’s Lucy Walker placed first in consolation for girls’ singles.



Mt Pleasant 55 – No. 8 Royse City (26-6) 52 UPSET


No. 2 Argyle (27-6) 50 – Decatur 34


No. 11 Edgewood (25-5) host Rains

No. 12 Mineola (25-7)

No. 15 Winnsboro (24-7) 92 – Commerce 26

No. 17 Howe (23-5) vs. Bonham

No. 21 Pottsboro (21-3) vs. S&S Consolidated


No. 25 Hawkins (27-1) 55 – Beckville 34


No. 2 Dodd City (27-4) OPEN

No. 11 Saltillo (28-7) OPEN


Texas High 55 – Sulphur Springs 39





Mt Pleasant 45 – No. 8


No. 7 Argyle (25-3) vs. Decatur

No. 20 Paris (25-8 7-0) 68 – Pleasant Grove 59


No. 14 Atlanta (26-4) at DeKalb

No. 18 Van Alstyne (23-6) at Whitewright

No. 23 Mineola (20-7) vs. Quitman


No. 11 Clarksville (18-9) vs. McLeod


No. 17 Saltillo 64 – Avery 47

JV Avery 45 – Saltillo (27-4) 28



Paris Lady Cats won their district opener 5 -0, and the guys claimed a 7-0 victory.