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Paced by a double double from senior Shane Smith, the Aledo Bearcats stopped a four-game District 6-4A losing streak with a convincing 62-55 victory over Boswell Saturday afternoon at the AHS gym.
Smith pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds while also scoring 12 points. Three other Bearcats reached double figures in scoring including junior guard Robbie Spreier with a team-high 15 points, junior guard Danny Glass with 11 and junior guard Matt Barron with 10.
Also scoring for the Bearcats were sophomore post Mike Wilson with six points, and senior guards Gregg Lowe and Dillon Hawkins, each with four.
Defensively, Spreier and Smith led AHS with four steals apiece, with Lowe adding three.
The Bearcats led 17-15 after the first quarter and built a 29-21 lead at the half. Spreier led the Bearcats with 11 points in the opening half, including a pair of three-point buckets.
Boswell outscored Aledo 10-8 in the third quarter to cut the Bearcats' lead to six points as the game entered the fourth period.
But any Boswell plans for a comeback were squashed when Aledo poured in 25 points in the final stanza to secure the win.
The Bearcats (2-7) will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at home against first-place Azle.
Aledo freshman guard Mallory Powell scored a game-high 17 points, junior guard Logan Mittie recorded 16 and senior post Tara Gough added 13 to lead the first-place Ladycats to an easy 64-46 victory over Boswell Saturday afternoon in a District 6-4A contest at the AHS gym.
Also scoring for the Ladycats (22-6, 10-1 in 6-4A) were sophomore guard Caileen Tallant with nine points, junior post Sarah Hawkins with six and sophomore guard Alanna Martin with three.
Gough led Aledo on the boards with seven rebounds, with Powell and Mittie each adding six. Mittie also recorded a game-high six steals, with Martin and Gough each adding three.
Aledo led 12-9 after the opening period and built a 28-16 lead at the break. The Ladycats outscored Boswell 18-11 in the third quarter to take a 46-27 lead into the fourth period.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at home against Azle.
For more on both games, please see the Feb. 5 issue of The Community News.