Flash Staff Report
STEPHENVILLE (December 7, 2016) — Dublin’s boys (6-1) continued their impressive start Tuesday evening with a 83-74 victory over Archer City.
Brady Moore amassed 30 points and Rayce Jackson poured in 24 to lead the Lions. The seniors are combining for 45 points per game, according to head coach Will Parker. Dublin won its home tournament last weekend, and it’s only loss came in overtime at 4A Stephenville.
Dublin has been running and gunning all season, but rarely like the second quarter Tuesday evening, when the Lions exploded for 28 points to break a tie at the end of the first quarter and take a 43-32 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The big second quarter allowed the Lions to keep Archer City at arm’s length the rest of the way as Dublin won its fifth straight.
Gabe Garcia gave the Lions a third double-digit scorer with 12 points, while Jeremiah Martinez netted eight, Tim Teten four, Brayden Burleson two, Josh Hanes two and Tyshon Hopkins one.
Dublin is competing in tournament play in Hamilton Thursday through Saturday.
Stephenville’s boys lost at Aledo Tuesday, 45-38, dropping their third straight. The Yellow Jackets look to bounce back in this weekend’s tournament in Glen Rose, where they compete Thursday through Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets shot just 24 percent from the floor including 3-25 from the 3-point arc. Aledo wasn’t much better in the low-scoring battle, hitting just 27 percent and going 5-22 from deep.
Aledo enjoyed a 47-39 advantage on the backboards and had five less turnovers than Stephenville, scoring 10 points to four off those giveaways.
The Jackets were led by Coby Vandenberg with nine points and Clay Krause with eight. Blake Aragon scored six, Merit Holstein five, Braden Hays four, Quade Griffin four, Mason Holstein two and Easton Jones one.
Photos below courtesy TONY EIERDAM/Aledo Community News
Class 2A No. 9 Hico girls roughed up Millsap, 78-35, despite playing without senior star Kaylee Roach, who had her knee scoped last Friday and will reportedly be returning next week. The Hico boys lost to Fort Worth Covenant Classical, 39-28.
Photos below are courtesy MAAIKE SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY