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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bulldogs just short of H-J championship

The News staff report
SOUR LAKE — For the second time in three days, the top-ranked 2A team in boys basketball found a way to edge Nederland in the Hardin-Jefferson Marathon.
A basket with 2 seconds left gave Big Sandy a 48-47 victory Saturday, clinching the Wildcats the tournament championship.
Nederland, which lost to Big Sandy on Thursday 51-48, had just scored 7 seconds earlier to cling to a one-point lead. Jase Miguez scored 24 points in the loss, Kevin Howard scored 10 and Darrell Jones was held to eight.
Nederland advanced to the title round by beating Hardin-Jefferson 69-60 behind Jones’ 23 points. Miguez added 22 and Howard scored 11.
The Bulldogs will host Port Arthur Memorial on Tuesday.

Houston Furr 65, PA Memorial 63, OT
MONTGOMERY — A 39-25 halftime lead would not hold up for the Titans, and Furr ended Memorial’s run in the Streater-Smith/Schurr Insurance Tournament.
Memorial expanded a four-point first quarter lead with a 23-13 second quarter. It was tied at 60 at the end of regulation.
Darion Chatman had 15 points and Thailan Wesley netted 10 for the Titans.

Orangefield tournament scores
ORANGEFIELD — Boys scores from the final day of the Bill Tennison Memorial Tournament:
Buna 48, Liberty 41
Legacy 63, FTCA 49
Tarkington 40, Evadale 32
Jasper 45, Orangefield 43
Silver consolation: Orangefield 69, Evadale 65, 2OT
Gold consolation: FTCA 55, Liberty 53
Silver championship: Jasper 67, Tarkington 43
Gold championship: Legacy 64, Buna 53

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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