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Liberty-Eylau coach Stasik Vaughn celebrated Senior Night. He congratulated the parents and each player prior to Tuesday's game with Pittsburg.

Pittsburg spoils Leopards’ Senior Night

The mistake was letting Pittsburg senior Jalen Jimmerson get his hands on the basketball with five seconds left in overtime.

Liberty-Eylau was leading 83-82 on Howard Barron’s layup with six seconds on the clock. The Pirates got the ball in to Jimmerson, who raced past a Leopard player and threw up what appeared to be a prayer from underneath the goal. The ball went up to the top of the backboard and dropped down for the game’s decisive two points, and an 84-83 win.

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The scoreboard tells the story. Jalen Jimmerson’s circus-shot at the buzzer in overtime game the Pirates an 84-83 victory.

Jimmerson was out to spoil L-E’s Senior Night from the beginning. He scored 8 of his 38 points in the first quarter to give the Pirates an 18-18 lead on their way to Pittsburg’s first win of the season. The Bucs entered the game 0-21. L-E falls to 15-10 and 2-5 in District 15-4A.

Atkins, Williams spark L-E rally

He added 8 more points in the second quarter, but the Leopards stole the lead behind the play of Kentraile Atkins and Dominique Williams. Atkins scored 7 of his team-high 23 points in the second quarter, while Williams tallied 6 of his 12.

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Bob DelGiorno, general manager and owner of Fox Sports Texarkana gave away two tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game Tuesday night at Liberty-Eylau’s Rader Dome. The lucky winner was Jimmy Gullatt.

Dominique Allen buried three 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Pirates regained the lead with 26 points. Once again Jimmerson had 8 points in the quarter.

It was Jimmerson’s two free throws with 25 seconds left in regulation that forced the extra period. L-E had 21 seconds to try and win the game, but turned the ball over with five second left. Jimmerson missed a 40-footer at the final buzzer, having scored 7 points in the fourth quarter. He added 5 more points in the overtime.

The Leopards struggled all night in the fast-paced encounter. L-E had 23 turnovers and were outrebounded 45-38, Jimmerson pulling down a game-high 12.

Barron poured in 16 points for L-E, with Isaiah Cross contributing 10 points.

Hawks eye second seed in district

PARIS, Texas – Pleasant Grove can claim second place in District 15-4A after sweeping North Lamar with a 47-45 win Tuesday night in the Panthers’ gym.

The Hawks’ regular season ends at home Tuesday against crosstown rival Liberty-Eylau. The Leopards will be the district’s fourth seed in the playoffs.

North Lamar took early control against the Hawks, leading 23-16 at intermission. The Panthers’ lead was nine points going to the final eight minutes.

That was when PG changed gears and outscored the Panthers 18-7 for the win. Tevondrick Henry scored 9 of his team-high 14 points in the second half. Noah Fawbush scored 6 of his 8 in the fourth quarter.

El Dorado takes two from Razorbacks

EL DORADO, Ark. – Diamond Hawthorne had 15 points and 9 rebounds in leading El Dorado’s girls past Arkansas High, 52-34.

Jessica Morton had 10 points for the winners. Staijah Taylor led the Lady Backs with 9 points. Jamyia Montgomery tallied 7 points and Kiara Young added 6.

El Dorado’s boys were nursing a 38-33 lead in the third quarter when they went on a 10-1 run to pull away and beat the Razorbacks, 67-56.

Jaylon Randal led Arkansas High with 18 points, while Cameron Dorn scored 13.

Arkansas High celebrates its Senior Night Feb. 12.

Tigers roar past Greenville

Texas High (26-8, 7-2) swished 10 treys Tuesday night at the Tiger Center and roared past Greenville (13-20, 2-7) in District 15-5A play, 84-73.

Senior Kyle Wright had five of those treys on Senior Night, finishing with a game-high 26 points. C.J. Kelly contributed 21 points while seniors Cole Drumm and Matt Arnold scored 15 and 12, respectively.

The Tigers’ junior varsity won, 85-52. Ben DePriest tallied 20 points, and THS improved to 20-4 on the season and 9-0 in district. Texas High’s freshmen routed the Lions, 66-31. Michael Thomas had 24 points for the winners. THS is 22-1 on the season and 9-1 in district.

 

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