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The Aledo Bearcats rebounded from a six-point halftime deficit with 49 second-half points on their way to a convincing 84-71 victory over Saginaw Tuesday night in District 6-4A hoop action at Saginaw.
The win lifts the Bearcats to a 1-3 record in 6-4A, while Saginaw drops to 1-3.
Aledo senior guard Ryan Talley recorded a double double with a game-high 32 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Shane Smith also had eye-opening game with 22 points and and five boards.
Also scoring for the Bearcats were Danny Glass with 11 points, Dillon Hawkins with eight, Matt Barron with five, Dillon Huerta with four and Blake Reynolds with two.
Saginaw 75, Ladycats 70 OT
The Aledo Ladycats trailed by 15 points with seven minutes left to play before rallying with 23 fourth-quarter points at Saginaw in District 6-4 action Tuesday to force overtime.
However, Saginaw outscored AHS 15-10 in the extra session to claim the win.
The loss - the Ladycats first in league play - drops Aledo to 5-1 in district play as Saginaw moves to 5-1.
Junior guard Logan Mittie - who scored 16 points in the fourth period - registered a game-high 35 points to go along with six assists and four steals.
Senior post Tara Gough recorded a double double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Also scoring for the Ladycats were Mallory Powell with nine points, Alanna Martin with six, Caileen Tallant with five and Shelby Stockard with two.
Both the Ladycats and Bearcats will continue district play Friday, Jan. 15, at Springtown. The girls' game tips off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at approximately 7:30 p.m.
For the complete story on both games, and for comments from both head coaches, please see the Jan. 15 issue of The Community News.