February 19, 2020 - Shelbyville Dragons will play a warm up game on Friday, February 21 at 8:30pm versus Palestine at Tenaha.
February 19, 2020 - The Lady Dragons will play Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Kirbyville High School at 6pm vs Sabine Pass. Admission is $5 Adult and $4 Student. The Lady Dragons are the home team.
Center High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 –
The Center Roughrider’s Varsity Basketball Team needed a win to make the playoffs when they faced the visiting Huntington Red Devils. Each team came in to Tuesday’s game with an identical 2-5 District 20 4A win-loss record.
The Roughriders came out hot and they took a 10-0 lead early. Midway through the first quarter it looked as if the ‘Riders may run away with the game. They had a 12-3 lead but Huntington pulled to within 20-13 by the end of the period.
The second quarter saw Center get ahead by eleven points at 26-15. The last four minutes of the first half saw Huntington go on a 10-0 run of their own. Huntington pulled to within 2 points, at 29-27, at the halftime intermission.
Center was able to outscore Huntington 20-17 in the third period and they took a 49-44 lead into the final stanza.
The ‘Riders got help from senior guard Zacc Smith with 11 points during the fourth quarter. Center won 68-60. The Roughriders finished the season. With a 3-5 District 20 4A record they are the fourth-place representative of their conference. Center will next face the winner of District 19 in the UIL Playoffs which will begin February 24, 2020.
Leading the Roughriders scoring was Jumarcus McCollister with 17 points, Makel Johnson added 16, Jamarrion Evans 15, Zacc Smith 14 and Malik Patton chipped in six points for the ‘Riders.
Huntington was led by Ian Taylor who scored 13 points.
Rusk Eagles Gymnasium, Monday, February 17, 2020 –
The Center Lady Roughriders Varsity Basketball team faced a tall task as they competed against the Fairfield Lady Eagles at Rusk High School on Monday. The two teams competed in a Class 4A bi-district elimination game with Fairfield being the District Champion of District 19, with a 29-4 overall record and 7-1 conference mark. Center came into the contest with a 10-10 record and they were the fourth-place representative of District 20, with a 4-4 district win-loss record.
The game was close early as the Lady Eagles only led 9-6 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter but, catastrophe struck for the Lady ‘Riders as four steals in the final minutes of the period, which all led to scores, gave Fairfield a 17-6 lead going into the second quarter.
Fairfield outpaced Center 22-7 points in the second stanza and this gave them a 39-13 advantage over CHS at halftime. The Lady Eagles were able to swell their lead to thirty points at 53-23 by the end of the third stanza. They eventually went on to take the win by a 73-34 score to move on in the UIL Texas Girl’s Basketball Playoffs.
Leading Fairfields offense was Braden Bossier with 20 points. Center’s Ja’Kayla Parks was high-scorer for the Lady ‘Riders with 15 points.
Center Lady Roughrider’s Head Coach Doug Boone and his staff have a lot to look forward to next year as they should be returning all but one member on this year’s playoff team. While senior guard Jakayla Weathered will be missed Center has much talent to build upon.
Next Fairfield will face the winner of Tuesday’s playoff between the third-place Hillsboro High School Lady Eagles from District 17 and the third-place District 18 Robinson Lady Rockets.
Joaquin Rams Gymnasium. February 14, 2020 –
The Joaquin Rams varsity basketball team won their final home game, by an 40-27 score, over the Martinsville Pirates on Friday. The Rams blew open a game that saw them lead only 25-21 at halftime by holding the Pirates scoreless in the third quarter while JHS went on a 12-0 run.
The third period saw Joaquin lead 35-21 and a Lorenzo Boogie Lane bucket at the start of the final stanza gave JHS a 37-21 advantage before MHS scored their first points of the second half.
Martinsville was able to outpace the Rams in the final period by a narrow 6-5 margin but this proved to be too-little-too-late.
The Rams were led by Lorenzo Lane with 13 points. The win boosted the Rams season record to 4-16.
The Rams will travel to Timpson for their final road game at Bear’s Gymnasium next Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Junior varsity will begin at 5 p.m. with varsity boy’s action to follow.
February 14, 2020 - Center ISD announces all events have been cancelled for tomorrow, February 15th due to field conditions.
February 13, 2020 - Tenaha Basketball games for Friday, February 14th are the JVB/VB will play in Garrison at 6pm and the VG will play in Timpson at 6pm.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium –
On Tuesday the visiting Tenaha Lady Tigers Varsity Basketball Team trailed the Shelbyville Lady Dragons who led them 10-8 at the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville struggled with THS early, but fought their way to a three-point lead at the halftime buzzer, with an 24-21 advantage.
The third period saw Shelbyville extend their lead to 32-27 over Tenaha. The Lady Dragons held a 40-37 lead near the middle of the fourth period, and they went on a 10-0 point run in the late stages. This helped SHS take a 50-39 District 22 2A win. Timpson and Woden are the first and second seeds for the conference.
This was the final scheduled district contest and Shelbyville finished as the third seed with a 10-4 record for the conference, Tenaha and San Augustine are tied with identical 7-7 district marks and will need a tie-breaker game to be played on Friday to decide the District 22 fourth seed representative. Details will be made available at a later date.
Jonisha Thompson was the top scorer for Tenaha with 21 points. Brooke Elliott led Shelbyville with 21 points. Lady Dragon Kiana Bennett had 15 points.
The Dragons later defeated the Tigers 62-58 in boy’s action. The earlier meeting had led to an overtime win for the Dragons. This game was very close for much of the contest. The Dragons trailed 17-19 at the end of the first stanza but by halftime had gained a narrow 32-28 advantage.
The Tigers mounted a comeback in the third period and led 43-42 going into the final period. Shelbyville outscored Tenaha 20-15 in the fourth quarter to take the win with a 62-58 final score.
The Tigers were led by Hayden Jenkins with 19 points, teammate Mike Hogg chipped in 16. High scorer for Shelbyville was Jay Buckley with 30 points, LD Coleman scored 15 and Jordan Boykins 10.
The win was coach David Schmitt’s 600th win. This game gave the Dragons the best conference record at 11-1. Tenaha is currently at 8-4 with two conference games left.
The Tigers will travel to Garrison on Friday, February 14, 2020 where junior varsity boy’s action will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys play will follow.
The Shelbyville Dragons will host the San Augustine Wolves next Friday with junior varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m. and varsity action tipping off afterward, about 8 p.m.
February 10, 2020 - Tenaha basketball teams will play Tuesday, February 11th in Shelbyville with games starting at 5pm. Only three games - JVB/VB/VG.