BRIDGEPORT — Rhyle McKinney’s 27-point night powered Argyle past Bridgeport 42-35 on Friday in the opening game of district play.

Argyle jumped out to a 10-point lead through three quarters and managed to fend off an attempted comeback in the final frame.

The Argyle defense remained stout, as no Bridgeport scorer reached double digits.

The Lady Eagles will resume district play Tuesday night at home against Springtown.

Argyle 42, Bridgeport 35

Argyle 11 11 8 12 -- 42

Bridgeport 8 6 6 15 -- 35

Argyle (1-0 in District 8-4A) — Rhyle McKinney 27, Brooklyn Carl 7, Bailey Timmons 3, Kiley Lavelle 3, Kennedy Reaves 2

Bridgeport — A. Ingram 9, Vidal 8, D. Ingram 6, Walsh 3, Hankins 3, Stone 2, Davidson 2, Weirich 2

Aubrey 48, Celina 43

CELINA — The Aubrey Lady Chaps were down by 17 points in the second quarter and managed to mount a comeback in their district opener to defeat Celina.

Celina was on fire from the 3-point line in the first quarter, but Aubrey managed to tighten up its defense and hold Celina to one 3-pointer the rest of the game.

Kaia Saylor stepped up for the Lady Chaps, scoring a game-high 17 points.

Aubrey will return to action Tuesday night at 6:15 against Sanger.

Aubrey 48, Celina 43

Aubrey 13 9 13 13 -- 48

Celina 20 12 4 7 -- 43

Aubrey (12-10, 1-0 in District 11-4A) — Kaia Saylor 17, Gabi Grisso 8, Rihanna Stephenson 7, Miranda Nowak 5, Wylie Dyer 4, Audrey Beaty 4, Shay Burton 3

Sanger 33, Anna 11

SANGER — Sanger used a strong defensive effort, holding Anna to 11 points in a blowout district win.

Sanger’s Desi Gonzales led all scorers with 11 points, while Kenzie Turkily was close behind with 10.

The Lady Indians will try to build on their win in Tuesday night’s district matchup at Aubrey.

Sanger 33, Anna 11

Sanger 6 7 10 10 -- 33

Anna 0 2 5 4 -- 11

Sanger (1-0 in District 11-4A) — Desi Gonzales 11, Kenzie Turkoly 10, Tessa Moore 6, Rylee Hudson 2, Hayla Flowers 2, Emily Lemons 2

Anna — Bre Taylor 4, Marianna Bert 3, Qua Fisher 3, Lexi Stewart 1

Liberty Christian 38, Fort Worth Nolan Catholic 34

FORT WORTH — After going down 16-8 in the first quarter, Liberty Christian rallied in the second quarter to take a 25-22 lead heading into halftime at Fort Worth Nolan.

Liberty played outstanding defense, holding Nolan to four points in the third quarter and 12 points in the second half.

Liberty Christian 38, Fort Worth Nolan Catholic 34

Liberty Christian 8 17 8 5 -- 38

Fort Worth Nolan 16 6 4 8 -- 34

Liberty Christian (16-7) — Grace Alverson 11, Payton Oltrogge 9, Aimee Alverson 6, Bella Hughes 6, Bailey Lewis 4, Emma Wolski 2

Fort Worth Nolan Catholic — Griffith 14, Fonah 12, Walter 6, Glaze 2

Calvary 56, Watauga Harvest Christian 11

WATAUGA — The Calvary Lady Lions had no trouble taking care of Watauga Harvest Christian, jumping out to a 39-6 lead at halftime and cruising to a blowout victory.

Lucy Parson scored 17 points for the Lady Lions while Gracie Sammons added 13.

Calvary 56, Watauga Harvest Christian 11

Calvary 17 22 7 10 -- 56

Watauga Harvest 4 2 1 4 -- 11

Calvary — Lucy Parson 17, Gracie Sammons 13, Kelsey Simmons 10, Kinley Thompson 10, Faith Sammons 2, Macy Brannon 2, Bri Walsh 2

Ponder 78, Callisburg 48

PONDER — The Ponder Lady Lions jumped out to a 16-2 lead after the first quarter and continued to dominate throughout the night, which included a 30-point third quarter.

Senior Kaia Williams and freshman Karly Ivy led the way for Ponder, scoring 20 points and 19, respectively. Jada Gonzales finished with 12 points while Marlee Moynagh scored 11.

Ponder will be back in action next week against Whitesboro.

Ponder 78, Callisburg 48

Ponder 16 17 30 15 -- 78

Callisburg 2 13 14 19 -- 48

Ponder (18-8, 3-1 in District 9-3A) — Kaia Williams 20, Karly Ivy 19, Jada Gonzalez 12, Marlee Moynagh 11, Harley Bridges 8, Kelley Akins 6, Leigh Medders 4,

Callisburg — J. Payne 27, Bartletta 6, Johnson 4, Childress 4, Dungar 4, Blevins 3

Boys basketball

Argyle 48, Graham 39

ARGYLE — Max Valentino scored a game-high 18 points while leading the Argyle Eagles to a come-from-behind victory over Graham.

The game went back and forth, with both teams going on runs. The Eagles were down 32-29 heading into the final quarter and outscored the Steers 19-7 in the fourth.

Argyle will host Carrollton Ranchview in its final nondistrict game on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Argyle 49, Graham 39

Argyle 9 12 8 19 -- 48

Graham 11 5 16 7 -- 39

Argyle (17-7) — Max Valentino 18, Hunter Lavelle 7, Brandon White 6, Nate Atwood 5, Jaden Mosley 5, Eli Valentino 5, Grant Deffenbaugh 1, Elia Watkins 1

Graham — Case Birch 13, Marc Tate 7, Evan Ranger 6, Cameron Mason 6, Marcus Brooks 4, Hunter Lanham 3

Ponder 59, Callisburg 28

PONDER — Ponder jumped out to a 23-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Lions outscored Callisburg in every period.

Ponder’s Oscar Martinez scored a game-high 23 points, while Hayden Simmons added 13 for the Lions.

Ponder moved to 2-0 in district play and will be back in action against Whitesboro.

Ponder 59, Callisburg 28

Ponder 23 11 15 10 -- 59

Callisburg 9 7 5 7 -- 28

Ponder (9-13, 2-0 in District 9-3A) — Oscar Martinez 23, Hayden Simmons 13, Trevor McBee 6, Jase Hutcherson 6, Cameron Clark 5, Mason Durrett 3, Cole Ivans 2, Layton Hobbs 1

Callisburg — Andrews 11, Tidwell 7, J. Crisp 4, Craft 2

Aubrey 57, Caddo Mills 50

AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals entered the second half facing a seven-point deficit. Aubrey came out strong in the second half, outscoring Caddo Mills 39-25 over the final two periods to complete a comeback victory.

Jacob Crow led Aubrey with 19 points while Austin Carter added 14.

“Good tuneup game before district,” Aubrey coach Kyle Smith said. “Started slow, but the team did a good job of hanging in there and finishing strong.”

Aubrey will open district play Friday at Gainesville.

Aubrey 57, Caddo Mills 50

Aubrey 9 9 17 22 -- 57

Caddo Mills 10 15 14 11 -- 50

Aubrey (12-9) — Jacob Crow 19, Austin Carter 14, Jayden Hollis 8, Eric Mendez 6, Wyatt Dyer 5, Jake Redfearn 3, Grant Beaty 2

Caddo Mills — Tyler Townley 19, Jake Tumey 8, Jason Thomason 8, Payton Hammons 7, Gavyn Beane 7, Logan Hamilton 1

Watauga Harvest Christian 60, Calvary 56

WATAUGA — In a back-and-forth game, Calvary trailed by eight heading into the fourth and attempted a comeback that fell four points short.

The Lions finished with a higher shooting percentage than Watauga Harvest Christian, but the deciding factor was Calvary’s 30 turnovers compared with Harvest Christian’s five.

Luke Wakeland finished with a team-high 13 points for the Lions, supported by Jacob Helzer’s nine points.

Calvary will be back in action Tuesday at Ovilla Christian.

Watauga Harvest Christian 60, Calvary 56

Watauga Harvest 18 8 18 16 -- 60

Calvary 13 9 14 20 -- 56

Calvary — Luke Wakeland 13, Jacob Helzer 9, Caden Ellis 8, Conner Obannon 7, Wilson White 6, Beck Hillman 5, Chase King 5, Cohen Thompson 3

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