3 things that happened in boys district basketball on Jan. 21

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Palo Duro’s Nice Nkundimana goes up for a bucket against Tascosa during a District 3-5A game on Friday at the PD Activity Center. Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Palo Duro is red hot

The Palo Duro Dons kept their winning ways going by pulling away from District 3-5A rival Tascosa for a 70-57 win on Friday night.

The game was tied, 20-20, before the Dons picked up the pace in the second half by outscoring the Rebels 42-29.

Palo Duro (19-3) remains tied with Amarillo High at 3-0 in the district standings. The Dons and Sandies will battle for first place supremacy on Tuesday. Palo Duro guard Audi Luckey kept up his hot hand pouring in 20 points, followed by Kadden Price with 17.

Overtime took center stage

Four games across the Texas Panhandle went into overtime Friday night.

Plainview outscored Randall 14-0 in the extra frame to get past the Raiders 51-37.

Childress survived Tulia with a 67-66 victory. Stratford blanked Sanford-Fritch in its extra quarter for a 54-47 win, and McLean downed Fort Elliott 71-64 in OT.

Friday’s game of the night

Be sure to check out Lee Passmore’s recap from Canyon’s convincing win at Pampa in a District 4-4A clash at the link, https://www.presspasssports.com/post/canyon-boys-roll-past-pampa-stay-unbeaten-in-4-4a

Friday’s top performers

Childress guard Lamont Nickelberry racked up 28 points in the Bobcats OT win over Tulia.

Carson Carter of McLean poured in a career-high 33 points to lift the Tigers past Fort Elliott in overtime.

Johnny Reynaga of Dumas scored 24 points that led the Demons on a huge second half surge to beat Borger 77-65.

District 3-5A

Tascosa 16 28 37 57

Palo Duro 15 28 44 70

T— A. Barsham 19, D. Wilson 10. PD— Audi Luckey 20, Kadden Price 17, Paetyn Walker 13, Cutter Camp 12. Records: Tascosa 10-11, 2-1; Palo Duro 19-3, 3-0.

Caprock 5 15 24 30

Amarillo High 22 36 57 65

C— Alain Nziza 20. AHS— Cade Hornecker 24, Damonze Woods 10. Records: Caprock 9-15, 0-3; Amarillo High 21-6, 3-0.

Randall 5 13 27 37 37

Plainview 6 14 24 37 51

R— Thomas 19. P— Ridley 14, Ellis 12. Records: Randall 13-13, 0-3; Plainview 12-15, 1-2.

District 4-4A

Canyon 15 32 46 63

Pampa 15 23 32 41

C— Parker Cunningham 19, Chris Bryant 12, Kemper Jones 10. P— Cason Floyd 18, Hector Villanueva 8. Records: Canyon 18-5, 3-0. Pampa 16-6, 1-2.

Borger 25 44 57 65

Dumas 11 27 47 77

B— Martinez 19, Gilma 13, Jennings 13, Compaya 11. D— Johnny Reynaga 24, Cristian Kelso 13, Matthew Reynaga 12, Evan Hernandez 10. Records: Borger 11-15, 1-2; Dumas 19-3, 2-1.

Hereford 18 31 37 61

Perryton 10 17 28 47

H— Aiden Arias 17. P— Julian Cervantes 24. Records: Hereford 11-11, 1-2; Perryton 9-12, 1-2.

District 1-3A

R. Road 12 24 34 49

Bushland 15 41 54 71

RR— Marshall 14, Malone 12. B— Purcell 22, King 20. Records: River Road 7-10, 1-2; Bushland 9-8, 3-0.

Spearman 10 22 32 45

Canadian 9 18 18 35

S— Garnett 14, Pipkin 13. C— Cavalier 12, Valenzuela 11. Records: Spearman 14-4, 3-0; Canadian 4-13, 0-3.

H. Park 1 9 15 31

Dalhart 8 26 47 64

HP— Deardorff 13. D— Michael Trujillo 14, Devin Rutherford 11. Records: Highland Park 4-17, 0-3; Dalhart 6-16, 2-1.

District 2-3A

Childress 5 15 35 58 67

Tulia 11 28 42 58 66

C— Lamont Nickelberry 28, Billy Moore 16. T— Travon McCasland 12, A. Brookins 20, Allen Garcia 14. Records: Childress 10-12, 4-2; Tulia 19-7, 3-3.

Abernathy 67, Idalou 47

Shallowater 75, Lub. Roosevelt 33

District 3-3A

Friona 2 10 16 27

Denver City 11 24 34 36

F— Jacob Bautista 10, Jose Saucedo 7. DC— Cencieros 15, Montes 9. Records: Friona 11-13, 0-7; Denver City 11-11, 4-2.

Brownfield 54, Muleshoe 44

Lamesa 77, Dimmitt 47

District 1-2A

Gruver 16 38 59 74

WT High 8 12 19 27

G— Colton Millsap 19, Max Harper 13, Cagan Mathews 12, Jefferson Weaver 11. WT— Mason Harris 14. Records: Gruver 19-6, 4-0; WT High 6-14, 0-3.

Stratford 13 26 39 47 54

S. Fritch 13 24 36 47 47

St— Luke Braden 19, Cody Rinne 9. SF— Watson 14, Price 10. Records: Stratford 6-3, 2-1; Sanford-Fritch 20-7, 1-2.

District 2-2A

Clarendon 24 49 65 72

Memphis 6 15 17 23

C— Penigar 23, D’Costa 16. M— Edgar 12, Austin 5. Records: Clarendon 16-2, 3-0; Memphis 2-20, 0-3.

Wheeler 5 9 21 27

Panhandle 22 36 63 75

W— Ashurst 8. P— Landyn Hack 18, Nick Mize 17, Dylan Pohlmeier 10, Wyatt Brookshire 10. Records: Wheeler 9-9, 1-1; Panhandle 8-15, 2-1.

Wellington 14 31 43 54

Shamrock 6 18 24 34

W— Brendon Garcia 19, Bryant Tarver 15, Jordan Nation 11. S— Sean Wright 17. Records: Wellington 11-8, 2-1; Shamrock 10-8, 10-8.

District 3-2A

Farwell 30 48 66 92

Bovina 10 19 32 36

F— Leo Nunez 19, Juan Gaxiola 16. Records: Farwell 20-4, 2-0; Bovina 4-12, 1-2.

Olton 84, Boys Ranch 26

District 1-1A

Fort Elliott 15 27 42 56 64

McLean 12 16 31 56 71

F— McDowell 18, Pigg 17, Dickey 15, Barr 14. M— Carter 33, Retana 12. Records: F. Elliott 5-9, 3-3; McLean 8-12, 3-3.

Booker 38, Follett 19

Darrouzett at Lefors (postponed)

District 2-1A

White Deer 10 16 31 34

Groom 8 10 23 38

WD— Ketchum 17. G— Kuehler 16. Records: White Deer 4-20, 1-2; Groom 8-6, 1-2.

Silverton 5 13 25 35

Valley 21 36 43 54

S— Francis 15. V— Edwards 18, Standlee 11, Valdes 10. Records: Silverton 6-10, 1-2; Valley 13-4, 3-0.

Hedley 87, Claude 38

District 3-1A

Hartley 8 10 18 22

Nazareth 29 59 83 101

H— Cromer 8. N— Birkenfeld 19, Schulte 17, Rogers 16, Welps 12, Heiman 11, Gerber 10, Heitschmidt 10. Records: Hartley 2-12, 1-6; Nazareth 16-10, 6-1.

Texline 16 31 49 69

Happy 0 11 15 21

T— Lozano 21, Luther 17. H— Johnson 8, Sperry 7. Records: Texline 21-2, 7-0; Happy 6-7, 2-4.

Wildorado 16 30 49 64

Channing 8 20 32 39

W— Cleavinger 23, Bryant 11, Mason 11. C— Baca 28. Records: Wildorado 21-3, 5-2. Channing 2-13, 1-5.

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