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PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs set up big week after riding out Broncos

Nederland is still leading District 21-6A in boys basketball — with an off-date before the Bulldogs’ biggest week to date following.
Joseph Gipson led four double-digit scorers for the Bulldogs on Tuesday in a 76-44 victory at Dayton. Bryce McMorris had 17, Hayden Hefner scored 16 and J.B. Rahe netted 10, while Tyler Jackson collected 10 rebounds.
Nederland will visit Memorial next Tuesday and host Barbers Hill on Friday. Memorial is 3-1 in the district with Barbers Hill at 3-0.

Barbers Hill 76, PNG 58
In Mont Belvieu, Port Neches-Groves (13-10, 1-3 in 21-5A) could not recover from a 23-11 first-period hole and dropped their third straight district game.
The third (14-14) and fourth (16-16) periods were dead even after Barbers Hill (20-5, 3-0) led 46-28.
Tracy Smith led PNG with 16 points, Trent Lee had 15 and Noah Marchak added 11. Isiah Lawson led Barbers Hill with 17, followed by Max Armer with 13, Kyler Duhon with 12 and Josh Guidry with 11.
PNG will host Vidor on Friday.

Memorial 44, Cleveland 31

In Cleveland, the Titans (10-10, 4-1) shot 46.9 percent from the floor and nearly got a double-double from Julia Sion in holding off the Indians.
Sion scored 15 points and had nine rebounds. Jackie Gibbs had nine points, and Darby Dugay and Denisha Anderson each scored seven in the win. Dugay went 3 for 3 from the field.
Memorial will host Dayton on Friday.

Barbers Hill 49, PNG 42
In Port Neches, eight missed free throws came back to haunt the Indians (15-10, 3-2 in 21-5A) in a seven-point defeat.
Despite back-to-back losses — PNG lost a 45-44 decision at Memorial on Friday — Indians coach Kara Skinner is still encouraged by her team’s play.
“Played very well, just didn’t finish,” she said. “… We are doing some really good things … defense was great, especially in the first half. We’re going to be OK … just have to put it all together. Very proud of our kids and what they continue do and how they continue to respond to adversity.”
Maylin Stampley had 17 points, and Mollee Priddy (seven rebounds) and Holly Jones (three steals, four deflections) each scored eight points to lead PNG. Julissa Gomez led the defensive effort with four steals and five deflections to go with nine rebounds and three points).
PNG will visit Vidor on Friday.

Deweyville 45, Sabine Pass 24
At Sabine Pass, the Sharks reversed a bad first quarter by outscoring the Pirates 11-2 to tie the game at 13-all at halftime, but Deweyville shot 61 percent from the floor in taking a 21-point victory.
Jada Freeland scored more than half of the Pirates’ points with 24. She connected on 10 of 17 field-goal attempts.
Kennedy Lejune had six points to lead the Sharks.

Nederland 3, Brazosport 0

In Nederland, Meg Sheppard, Haley Plumley and Phoebe Short accounted for the Bulldogs’ scoring in a shutout win over the Exporters.
Morgan McBride has recorded a clean sheet in each of Nederland’s victories this season.

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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