High School Basketball Monday: December 27

Monday was the start of several Christmas basketball tournaments around Texoma, including the Union Square Lady Bulldog Christmas Classic in Burkburnett.

Six of the eight teams in the field represented Texoma schools, with Archer City, Graham, Bowie, Seymour and Rider in town.

In the first game of the day, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Rabbits behind 11 points from Jazzmin Hill. Ashley Gill led Bowie with 8 points.

Next up, the host Lady Bulldogs defeated Archer City 72-42. Macy Cooke led the way with 12 points, while Ebanie Griffith and Shalee Schaffner each scored 11. Marianne Easter led the Lady Cats with 16 points, while Morgan Griffith had 11.

The night session tipped off with Seymour facing Graham, and the Lady Blues jumped out to a 21-6 first quarter en route to a 58-41 win. Sadie Dickinson scored 22 points, while Taylor Posey added 17 for Graham. Darian Snyder had 17 for the Lady Panthers, while Haley Fox scored 14.

In the final game of the night, Denton used a strong third quarter to defeat Hereford 67-55.

In Tuesday's second day of action, the matchups will start with loser's bracket action: Bowie vs Seymour at 3 PM and Archer City vs Hereford at 4:30.

Winner's bracket will start at 6 PM with Burkburnett vs Denton High, then finish at 7:30 with Rider vs Graham.

In other tournament action, the #3 Burk boys were in the Fort Worth Whataburger tournament facing Liberty Christian, and came away with an 84-57 win. Jerard Graham had 15 points for the Dunkin' Dogs and Brent Deeb added 14.

And in the Mineral Wells tournament, the Old High boys split a pair of games, falling to Keller Fossil Ridge 64-47 but defeating San Angelo Lakeview 62-61 on a 3-pointer by Devontay Chaffin with about 10 seconds left.

They'll face Fort Worth Polytechnic Tuesday at 3 PM.