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Bulldogs slip at All-Saints; SHS blasts Trinity

West Rusk splits with Harmony

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With district play looming for the Kilgore Bulldogs, a tough schedule continues to be the norm.

Kilgore ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday night in Tyler, a 17-win All-Saints team that dealt the Bulldogs a 68-44 loss. Coach Jerry Timmons’ KHS squad, now 5-10 on the season, is off this weekend, then hosts Henderson on Tuesday night before starting District 15-4A play at Chapel Hill next Friday.

All-Saints got 22 points from former Overton standout Levi McCasland. Scottie Turner added 19 for the Trojans, who have just three losses all season. Still, Kilgore played right with the Trojans until the fourth quarter, when All-Saints pulled away with a 24-point frame, outscoring the Bulldogs, 24-10.

For Kilgore, Octavian McKee led the way with 11 points. Jeremiah Hoskins had eight. Nesba Brown had six, Seth Thomas, five, and Deiontrae Wheat and Elijah Williams four each.

Kilgore’s Lady Bulldogs (9-11 on the season so far) have been off since just before Christmas. They were to play Spring Hill on Friday to open the District 15-4A schedule. The Lady ‘Dogs, coached by Jeff Coleman, are scheduled to play at Gladewater on Tuesday, starting with the freshmen at 5 p.m. Junior varsity and varsity will follow, of course.

Sabine: Trinity School of Texas provided Sabine High School’s boys with a test – for the first half.

Trinity dealt Sabine (14-5) some body-blows early, knotted with the Cardinals at 18-all at the end of the first quarter and trailing 36-24 at the half. But Sabine blew their doors off in the second half, finishing with a 74-37 win.

Trinity’s Caleb Liebengood was a handful, especially in the first half, for the Sabine defense. Sabine’s Scottie Taylor played on Liebengood in the second half. Liebengood finished with 17 points, but 10 of those came in the first half. Liebengood also had 13 rebounds.

For Sabine, Will Shawn led with 16 points. He also had four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Tray Oliver had 12 points, and so did Jackson Lutz, on four three-pointers. Eylan Good win had 10 points. In addition to his good defensive work, Taylor had his best offensive game of the season, finishing with eight points and four rebounds. T Taylor had six points, four assists and three steals. Nathan Willis had five points, and Hunter Grotemat had three, and two assists. Glenn George finished with two points and two rebounds.

Sabine was to have a huge District 15-3A game Friday night, at Troup (20-2), but after the print deadline for this issue of the News Herald. See results of that contest online now at kilgorenewsherald.com.

Sabine 70, Trinity 13 (girls): It was also a non-district night for the Lady Cardinals, who wasted no time taking care of business – they didn’t allow Trinity a single point in the first quarter.

Kristen Stuart had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Cardinals, who are 3-0 in district play and also were to play at Troup Friday night. Miranda Cook also had 16 for Sabine. Genesis Willett had 13, and Sarah Davis had eight.

Sabine is 16-6 overall this season.

Both Sabine teams will be home Tuesday, hosting West Rusk. Subvarsity games will start at 5.

West Rusk: The Raiders and Lady Raiders had a bittersweet night, with the Raiders winning at Harmony, but the girls taking a loss.

The Raiders held off Harmony, 54-51, and are now 2-0 in District 15-3A. Dylan Walker led WR with 15 points. Koure Johnson and Talon Winings each had 12.

Harmony beat West Rusk’s Lady Raiders, though, 71-29.

Both West Rusk teams were to host district newcomer Cumberland Academy on Friday night, before traveling to Sabine on Tuesday.

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