The Wichita Falls High School boys basketball team had a tall task Tuesday night, welcoming #21 Denton Ryan to Coyote Fieldhouse.
The Coyotes kept things close early but the Raiders had too much firepower, pulling away for a 71-46 win. Jared Frank led the Coyotes with 13 points, while D.J. Jordan added 11.
Earlier, the Lady Coyotes faced the Lady Raiders, and in a game that was close most of the way, dropped a 57-48 decision.
Down in Denton, the Rider Lady Raiders won a low-scoring game 31-18 at Denton High to improve to 4-1 in District play (18-6 overall). Jazzmin Hill led the way with 9 points.
The Raiders also were victorious in Denton, knocking off the Broncos 53-40 behind 12 points from J.T. Barrett for their first District win of the year.
The Raiders and Coyotes will meet up for the first time in District play this season Friday night at Rider Fieldhouse.
The #4 Burkburnett Dunkin' Dogs faced Amarillo Tascosa on a neutral floor in Childress Tuesday night, coming away with a 68-55 win. Jerard Graham had 23 points, while Andrew Runyon added 13. The Dogs improved to 18-2 on the season, and will open District 6-3A action Friday night at Iowa Park.
Vernon's boys also played their final non-district tuneup, falling at Decatur 65-38. Dillon Perez scored 12 for the Lions, who open District play Friday at Graham.
Hirschi visits Bowie in the other 6-3A matchup Friday night.
In District 10-A Division I action, the Windthorst boys defeated Petrolia 50-47.
In TAPPS play, the Wichita Christian Lady Stars suffered a 47-42 defeat at Lubbock Kingdom Prep to fall to 0-2 in District play, 5-9 overall. Chelsea Studdard led the Lady Stars with 24 points.
Notre Dame hosted Plainview Christian, with the girls dropping a narrow 30-28 contest, and the boys falling 70-57 despite 23 points from Hunter Quintero.
In MSU basketball, the Mustangs fell to #23 in the latest NABC Division II Top 25 after falling at Central Oklahoma Saturday. They're back in action Wednesday night at Angelo State as they open LSC South play, then they will host Abilene Christian Saturday at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
And the MSU Football team will be getting an up-close look at "The House the Jerry Built" next fall.
The Mustangs will face Texas A&M--Commerce at Cowboys Stadium September 17 as part of a Lone Star Conference Football Festival in Arlington.
Also that day, West Texas A&M will play Texas A&M--Kingsville and Abilene Christian will face three-time Division II Champion North Alabama.
Games will be played at 11 AM, 3 PM and 7 PM, but the order of play has not been decided yet.