High school basketball: Navarro, Marion recaps
Posted on 12/19/2017 6:18:00 AM.
Navarro boys advance to Silver Bracket finals in home tourney
(Geronimo) - The Navarro boys basketball team went 2-2 in its annual Panther Classic tournament last week, capping the event with a 34-31 loss to San Antonio Christian in Saturday's Silver Bracket championship game.

The Panthers fell to Blanco 68-65 and defeated New Braunfels Christian Academy 48-41 in pool play on Friday. Navarro cruised past Fox Tech 67-42 in the Silver Bracket semifinals on Saturday before dropping the final game to San Antonio Christian.

Mason McCaig scored 19 points in the loss to Blanco, and Will Eveld added 17. Eveld and Kimble Harrison each grabbed eight rounds, and Christian Soto chipped in with nine points.

Harrison barely missed a double-double against NBCA, scoring 17 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Pina and McCaig each contributed 10 points.

McCaig notched a 24-point, 13-rebound double-double in Saturday's win over Fox Tech. Eveld finished with eight points, and Harrison coralled a team-high 10 rebounds to go with six points and three assists. William Tate also scored six points.

McCaig and Harrison totaled 14 and 12 points, respectively, in the loss to San Antonio Christian, but the rest of the team only scored five points combined. Harrison and McCaig each came up with six rebounds.

Navarro (6-5) continues non-district play tonight with a 7:30 p.m. home game against Somerset at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo.

Marion boys win Silver consolation title in Panther Classic
(Geronimo) - The Marion boys basketball team claimed the Silver Bracket consolation title after a 2-2 weekend at Navarro's Panther Classic last Friday and Saturday in Geronimo.

The Bulldogs fell to eventual Gold Bracket champion Marble Falls, a 5A program, 66-37 in Friday's first pool game, but rebounded to defeat the Navarro JV 85-22 in the second game.

Marion dropped its Silver Bracket semifinal to San Antonio Christian 56-55 on Saturday before surviving an overtime thriller against Fox Tech 62-58 in the consolation final.

Tyler Bridges led the Bulldogs in scoring against Marble Falls, while Jackson Allen contributed nine points, eight rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.

Allen poured in 29 points to go with seven rebounds against the Navarro JV. Bridges added 17 points and hit three of his four attempts from three-point range. Creet Rabinaldt dished out six assists.

Allen totaled 23 points in the loss to San Antonio Christian on Saturday and 17 more in the win over Fox Tech. Jacob Wallace finished with 14 points in each game.

The Marion boys (11-6) open District 27-3A play tonight with a 7:30 p.m. road game against Stockdale.

Marion girls rout Luling, move to 2-0 in district
(Marion) - Marion is off to a 2-0 start in the District 27-3A girls basketball race after cruising to a 67-29 home win over Luling on Friday.

Madelyn Abrameit poured in 21 points to lead the Bulldogs, and also contributed four rebounds, four assists, and six steals. Brianna Randle added 16 points, while Lizzie Abrameit and Becca Svochak finished with nine apiece.

Marion only led 8-4 at the end of the first quarter, but held the Eagles without a field goal during a 19-1 second period that put the Bulldogs in command, 27-5, by halftime. Marion won the third quarter 29-10 to put the game away.

The Bulldogs (10-8, 2-0) continue district play tonight when they visit Stockdale at 6:15 p.m.

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