Jal 47, Dora 40
Recap: Malik Anderson scored six of his game-game high 16 points in the fourth quarter and Mario Camunet provided his only six points of the game in the final minute as district-leading Jal (14-5, 4-0) prevailed down the stretch.
Kyler King scored 13 points and Dylan Privett added 11 for Dora, which led by halftime and 34-32 heading into the fourth quarter.
“We did a better job playing man defense against them than we did last time, but at the end they were able to spread us out and broke us down for some easy baskets,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We let one get away tonight.”
Floyd 35, Tatum 24
Recap: Justin Rogers scored 20 points and the Broncos (10-13, 2-2 district) roared from behind in the second half, outscoring the Coyotes 25-10.
“We played so well last night (in a narrow loss to Tucumcari),” Floyd coach Rafael Roybal said. “I think we used up a lot of energy (against the Rattlers). I don’t think we were quite ready to play.”
Joseph Balsom was high man for the Coyotes (7-15, 0-4) with 11 points.
Elida 59, Springlake-Earth 40
Recap: The Lady Tigers held Springlake-Earth (21-10) to 13 points in the middle two quarters, then outscored the Lady Wolverines 20-9 in the final stanza to pull away in a late addition to the schedule. The game was played at Farwell High School.
“It was a good game for us,” Elida coach Dan Howard, whose team won a District 2-B matchup at home over Grady on Thursday night. The girls really stepped up.”
Senior Reavis Best scored 24 points for the Lady Tigers (18-3), while Amanda Cross-Smith added 14. Springlake-Earth was led by 20 points from Randi Robertson.
Dora 41, Jal 38
Recap: Kelli Merrick scored seven of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as Dora pulled away at the end.
Jaci Roberts added eight points for the Coyotes (14-9, 2-2), who pulled into a tie with Jal for second behind top-ranked Tatum. A pair of Roberts’ free throws put Dora up 40-36 with about a minute to go.
Erin Deck scored 11 points for Jal (17-3, 2-2), which won the first meeting between the teams 55-54.
“We were able to handle their pressure better this time,” Dora coach Caleb King said. “We did a great job of maintaining our composure.”
Tatum 70, Floyd 40
Recap: Devanne Sours led a balanced attack with 18 points and top-ranked Tatum kept the Lady Broncos (10-16, 0-4) winless in district play.
Tatum (23-1, 4-0) built a36-14 halftime lead.
Tessa Null had three 3-pointers and 15 points for Floyd, the defending Class 1A state champs.
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