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3 things that happened in boys district basketball on Feb. 2


Amarillo High’s Brendan Hausen celebrates after knocking down a 3-point bucket in the second half of a 54-49 win against District 3-5A Randall on Tuesday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Sandies survive huge test from Randall

The second meeting of the Battle of Bell Street Tuesday night turned out significantly different from first contest on Jan. 12, where Amarillo High trumped rival Randall, 77-49.

This time around the No. 2-ranked Sandies had to fight and claw for every bucket erasing a 13-point halftime deficit for a thrilling 54-49 win over a scrappy Raiders team at the AHS Activity Center.

Randall came out firing in the first half handing AHS its biggest deficits of the season, opening a 17-5 first quarter lead, then a 24-11 advantage midway through second quarter. The Sandies went on a 9-0 run to cut the margin to seven by halftime, but it was the second half where coach Jason Pillion’s team showed the will to win. The final two quarters saw both teams go back and forth with seven ties. AHS finally took the lead for good at the 2:55 mark when guard Owen Boyett knocked down at pair of free-throws, giving the Sandies a 47-45 lead. Moments later, center Cade Hornecker completed a 3-point play on a score in the paint then fouled, as AHS went up 50-45 and was able to hold on. Junior guard Brendan Hausen tallied 10 of his team-high 16 points in the second half, as teammate Damonze Woods added 12. Kainan Thomas lifted Randall with 17.

AHS (17-2 overall) moves to 7-0 in District 3-5A taking a two-game lead over Randall (18-3, 5-2) with three games left in the regular season.

Following the contest, Pillion announced to the home crowd that earlier in the year Hausen had surpassed former Sandie Michael Dawn (2012-2015) for most career points in school history. Hausen is currently at 1,344 points.


Clarendon stays hot

It was another night at the office for the No. 2-ranked Clarendon Broncos out of Class 2A. Clarendon dismantled Memphis 87-43 to stay unbeaten in District 2-2A on Tuesday.

The Broncos are playing really well at the moment, improving to 8-0 in district and 16-4 overall. Point guard Lamarcus Penigar went off for a game-high 24 points against the Cyclones. Clarendon has given themselves a chance to earn the outright district crown if they can go to Panhandle (15-4, 7-1) on Friday and beat a very talented Panthers team.


Tuesday’s top performers

The Dumas Duo of Cristian Kelso and Brayden Boggs-Rushing combined for 37 points as the Demons handed Perryton a 68-51 loss. Kelso racked up 19 points in the win, followed by Boggs-Rushings 18.


Lamont Nickelberry and Aiden Allen of Childress both went off for 22 points a piece during the Bobcats 83-43 route of Slaton.


Shamrock’s Sean Wright racked up 17 points that helped the Irish down Wellington 46-28, and pull into a tie with the Skyrockets for the fourth and final playoff spot out of District 2-2A.


District 3-5A

Randall 17 27 41 49

Amarillo High 11 20 39 54

R— Kainan Thomas 17, Aaron Ovalle 8. AHS— Brendan Hausen 16, Damonze Woods 12. Records: Randall 18-3, 6-2. Amarillo High 17-2, 7-0.


Caprock 13 23 33 45

Palo Duro 30 43 68 89

C— Alain Nziza 16, Yel Deeng 8. PD— Nice Nkundimana 16, Cutter Camp 15, Audi Luckey 11, Jelani Mohamed 10, Paetyn Walker 10. Records: Caprock 7-10, 0-7. Palo Duro 15-4, 3-4.


Tascosa 11 27 39 54

Plainview 10 22 40 65

T— L'Travian Brown 12, BT Daniel 10. P— Lusk 25, Martinez 23. Records: Tascosa 5-16, 3-4. Plainview 9-14, 3-4.


District 4-4A

Borger 6 22 33 43

Canyon 14 24 36 46

B— Gage Martinez 11, Gabriel Campoya 11. C—Kemper Jones 18, Joe Shaw 9. Records: Borger 4-16, 0-7; Canyon 14-7, 7-0.

Perryton 15 26 35 51

Dumas 19 29 51 68

P— Stevens 18, Perez 11, Rigdon 10. D— Cristian Kelso 19, Brayden Boggs-Rushing 18. Records: Perryton 8-9, 3-4; Dumas 14-8, 3-4.


Pampa 2 16 25 35

Hereford 12 27 43 58

P— Troy Perez 13. H— Blake Walker 21, Chris Ball 12, Aiden Arias 10. Records: Pampa 8-10, 2-5; Hereford 18-4, 6-1.


District 1-3A

Bushland 15 27 44 66

H. Park 6 13 19 32

B— Sutterfield 18, Welch 11. HP— Camorlinga 14. Records: Bushland 15-4, 7-0; Highland Park 7-11, 1-6.


Canadian 9 19 27 38

River Road 5 20 24 34

C— Reagan Cochran 11, Josh Culwell 8, Twister Kelton 8, Camren Cavalier 8. RR—Jordan Malone 15, Luis Delgado 11. Records: Canadian 5-5, 4-3. River Road 4-12, 0-7.


Dalhart 14 21 26 29

Spearman 6 19 27 41

D— Trujillo 8, McGaugh 8. S— J. Wilkerson 15, C. Mackie 8, J. Garnett 8. Records: Dalhart 10-11, 4-3 Spearman 12-4, 5-2.


District 2-3A

Childress 23 49 69 83

Slaton 6 21 33 43

C— Lamont Nickelberry 22, Aiden Allen 22

Josh Tucker 12. S— Hudson Sackett 14, Brayden Gibbs 10. Records: Childress 11-5, 6-3; Slaton 1-9, 3-16.


Shallowater 25 41 57 74

Idalou 10 22 32 51

S— Reed 17, Gillespie 13, Lusk 13. I— Stanton 18, Hall 11. Records: Shallowater 16-3, 9-0; Idalou 4-13, 1-9.


Tulia 9 27 39 45

Abernathy 10 22 27 51

T— McCaslin 22, Franco 9. A— White 11, Rodriguez 10. Records: Tulia 8-10, 4-6; Abernathy 16-5, 8-1.


District 3-3A

Muleshoe 13 17 26 36

Dimmitt 12 28 35 52

D— Kobe Carpio 13, CJ Willey 13. Records: Muleshoe 5-11, 2-7; Dimmitt 10-8, 7-1.


Littlefield 8 22 31 41

Friona 9 11 13 20

L— Brown 17, Jones 10. F— David Martinez 5. Records: Littlefield 13-8, 6-3; Friona 1-15, 0-11.


Brownfield 97, Lamesa 70


District 1-2A

Sunray 5 16 30 32

Gruver 19 27 44 63

S— Hermasillo 8, Lust 6. G— Colton Millsap 17, Cagan Matthews 11, Jefferson Weaver 11, Mason Gibson 10. Records: Sunray 12-9, 2-4; Gruver 10-10, 6-0.


S. Fritch 17 29 38 47

WT High 8 16 25 36

SF— Cunningham 10, Watson 10. WT— Harvey 10. Records: S. Fritch 10-6, 4-1; WT High 4-10, 0-6.


District 2-2A

Wellington 6 12 14 28

Shamrock 8 21 35 46

W— Pina 5. S— Wright 17, Jernigan 13. Records: Wellington 5-9, 2-6; Shamrock 10-9, 2-6.


Clarendon 21 48 72 87

Memphis 13 20 29 43

C— Penigar 24 Davis 17. M— Garcia 14 Luna 10. Records: Clarendon 16-4, 8-0; Memphis 4-14, 0-8.


Wheeler 5 13 21 32

Panhandle 23 35 56 66

W— Olivas 12, PIchardo 6, Dawson 6. P—Landyn Hack 20, Zion Mercer 14, Dylan Segura 10. Records: Wheeler 13-6, 5-3; Panhandle 15-4, 7-1.


District 3-2A

Olton 15 29 56 67

Vega 12 25 32 36

O— Urbana 17, Santillan 16, Allcorn 10. V— Grawunder 20. Records: Olton 20-1, 5-0; Vega 4-11, 1-5.


Boys Ranch 56, Bovina 46


District 1-1A

Follett 2 14 25 39

Darrouzett 17 23 30 47

F— Watson 12, Franks 10. Records: Follett 4-4, 6-4. Darrouzett 5-9, 3-7.

Fort Elliott 7 15 21 36

Miami 16 23 35 45

F— Ford 16, Sims 9. M— Skidmore 19. Howard 17. Records: Fort Elliott 7-8, 5-4; Miami 13-8, 9-1.


District 2-1A

Silverton 50, Claude 41


Valley 11 29 42 46

White Deer 1 12 20 33

V— Standlee 13. W— Ketchum 12. Records: Valley 15-7, 7-0; White Deer 4-15, 3-4.


Hedley 63, Groom 42.


District 3-1A

Adrian 3 4 9 23

Happy 14 30 46 59

A— Acevedo 7. H— Coile 15, Johnson 15.

Records: Adrian 6-14, 1-9; Happy 9-7, 6-5.


Texline 21 39 54 68

Wildorado 7 12 14 21

T— Espino 17, Luther 15, Luzano 15, Potter 14.

W— Blount 7. Records: Texline 17-3, 9-1; Wildorado 17-6, 7-4.


Hartley 4 6 10 20

Nazareth 22 44 56 73

H— Snublers 8. N— Cleavinger 18, Gerber 14. Records: Hartley 3-7, 3-7; Nazareth 18-8, 10-0.




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