Reporter Staff Report
Glen Rose won three of four junior high boys basketball contests at Gatesville Thursday, Jan. 21, before the seventh and eighth grade “A” teams each split in tournament play in Comanche on Saturday, Jan. 23.
In Gatesville, the seventh “A” Tigers rolled to a 35-14 win. They were led by Sam Strother and Carter Garrison with six points each while Hayden Holder scored five. Peyton Lytle (4), Jayden Reynolds (4), Preston Shuffield (4), Brett Taylor (2), Chance Nabours (2) and Hayden Swearengin (2) also scored.
The seventh “B” team won a 25-24 nailbiter thanks to eight points from Dalton Gould and six from Derek Kramer. Also scoring were Ethan Krueger (4), Trey Yocham (3), Jacob Locke (2) and Jayton Dillard (2).
The eighth “B” Tigers knocked off Gatesville 19-13. They were led by David Barnes with six points and Hunter Phillips and Ernesto Barraza with four each. Colten Cully and Dylan Morris each aded two while Rio Cantu had one.
The only team from Glen Rose to fall to Gatesville was the eighth “A” club in a 52-24 loss. Carlin Linnabery had six points for the Tigers and Kevin Horn added four. Completing the scoring were Trevor Crawford (3), Wayne McFadin (2), Colton Bumpas (2), John Henry Powell (2), Jeffrey Harris (2), T.J. Bunt (2) and Kanyon McWilliams (1).
In tournament play, the eighth “A” Tigers clipped Hamilton 36-34 thanks to double-digit scoring performances by Harris (14) and Linnabery (11). Powell added six for the Tigers while McFadin and Hunter Williams each scored two and Horn added one.
The eighth boys also lost to Comanche 52-13 with scoring provided by Linnabery (5), Powell (4), Harris (2) and McFadin (2).
The seventh “A” boys thumped host Comanche 50-19. Taylor and Shuffield led the Tigers with 10 points each while Derek Kramer added nine and Reynolds tallied eight. Others scoring were Dalton Gould (6), Colton Lane (2), Garrison (2), Holder (2) and Alex Cocita (1).
The seventh Tigers then lost 42-26 to Hamilton. Shuffield had six, Kramer scored four, Garrison, Holder and Strother added three each and Lytle and Swearingen both had two.