Boswell Holiday Classic: Boswell wins, Fossil Ridge advances on coin flip

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The Saginaw Boswell girls used a dominating second and third quarters to rout Frisco 70-55 in Thursday’s opening round of the Boswell Holiday Classic.

The host Pioneers (13-5) meet Richland at noon Friday in a quarterfinal game. The Rebels beat Carrollton Turner 48-22.

Boswell’s inside-out combo of post Taneasha Rhode and guard Victoria Seay took advantage on the offensive end, as Rhode led the Pioneers with 17 points in the win. Seay added 11. Frisco’s Mikailla Roundtree also scored 17 points.

“The emphasis in the second quarter was on the defensive end,” Boswell coach Ken Cook said. “We’ve got to move our feet a little better, but we held [Frisco] to just a point for most of the quarter, so that was a big part of getting the win.”

Frisco (1-15) held a 16-15 lead after the first quarter, but Boswell took the momentum in the second period on the efforts of Rhode, Seay and Markysha Forrest.

After halftime, Boswell continued to pour it on offensively. The Pioneers held Frisco to 12 points in the third, and created extra possessions with a stingy defense to spread their lead to 54-35 going into the fourth.

Frisco battled in the fourth, but couldn’t cut into the lead far enough to bring the outcome in doubt.

“Offensively we did fine. For being off for five days,” Cook added. “I was pleased for the most part, but we’re going to have to do most everything a little better than we did [Thursday] if we want to make a run at [the tournament championship].”

•  Keller Fossil Ridge 50, Abilene Cooper 43: Jordan Lake and Jennifer Licero paced the Panthers (6-10) with 12 points apiece in beating the Cougars. Fossil Ridge was scheduled to play District 4-5A opponent Haltom in the next round Friday morning, but the two have a 4-5A game at Haltom on Jan. 3. A coin flip was conducted and Fossil Ridge won. The Panthers advance to a semifinal game at 5 p.m. Friday at Boswell.

•  Hurst L.D. Bell 42, Trophy Club Nelson 37: Bell guard Cierra Johnson led all scorers with 23 points, including five 3-pointers. Freshman Alexis Gordon added nine in the win. For the Bobcats, senior guard Shaila Wolter scored 10 points and Tralyn Woodard nine.

•  Keller Timber Creek 48, Arlington 25: Dani Cowley led Timber Creek (3-14) with 10 points. Bailey Trevino led Arlington (0-14) with 10.

Consolation

•  Nelson 56, Joshua 32: The Bobcats (14-4) held the Owls (3-12) to just 10 points in the first half. Shaila Wolter led Nelson with 11 points, while Dakesha Butler and Madison Edwards each chipped in with 10.

•  Fort Worth Western Hills 53, Arlington 43: The Cougars (7-5) were led by Sydney Rose with 18 points over the Colts (0-15).

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