TRENTON — Emma Lowing scored 16 points as third-placed Tom Bean beat fifth-placed Trenton 57-38 in the 14-2A district to earn a playoff berth with its fifth straight victory.
Emmy Pennell added 11 points, Baylee Bean had eight points and Taylor Brown, Samantha Lind and Laramie Worley totaled six points apiece for Tom Bean (14-17, 7-4), who closes the regular season by hosting the champion district Sam Rayburn. Tuesday night.
The Lady Tomcats enter the final tied with Bland for third place and a win by both teams would force a three-way tie with Wolfe City for second place.
Maci Partridge for Trenton, which was eliminated from the playoffs with the loss.
East Wylie 61, Sherman 31
In Sherman, the Lady Bearcats suffered a district loss to third place Wylie East at Bearcat Gymnasium.
Sherman (7-23, 2-11) will close the regular season at second-place Princeton on Tuesday night.
Wylie East (17-11, 10-3) is locked in the third seed for the playoffs.
Paradise 44, S&S 39
In Sadler, the Lady Rams suffered a district loss to Paradise which took the teams even to third place in the standings.
S&S (18-8, 8-5) travels to Valley View to finish out the regular season while Paradise (17-14, 8-5) hosts Pilot Point. If both teams win or lose, they will have to determine the third and fourth seeds for the playoffs. If one wins and the other loses, the winner will get the third seed and the loser the fourth seed.
East Wylie 62, Sherman 58
In Sherman, the Bearcats narrowly missed in a district loss to Wylie East at Bearcat Gymnasium.
Sherman (13-17, 3-8) will travel to Princeton on Tuesday night.
Wylie East (13-16, 3-8) tied with the Bearcats for sixth place.
Lovejoy 69, Denison 13
In Denison, Dameon Smallwood scored five points in the Yellow Jackets’ loss to first-place Lovejoy in district action.
De’Teaurean Johnson added three points for Denison (0-24, 0-11), who plays at The Colony on Tuesday night.
Will McLaughlin scored 14 points for Lovejoy (28-3, 10-1).
Paradise 58, S&S 40
At Sadler, Dylan Ridenour scored 15 points as the sixth-place Rams lost to third-placed Paradise in district action.
Daymon Orr added eight points and Eli Mahan five points for S&S (10-16, 3-8), which plays at Valley View on Tuesday night.
Paradise (18-13, 9-2) will clinch a playoff berth with its next win.
Tom Bean 42, Trenton 29
In Trenton, Branson Ashlock scored 14 points as Tom Bean picked up a district win over Trenton.
CJ Richter added eight points while Lucas Fitzgerald and Jason Siros had six points apiece for Tom Bean (5-19, 2-7), who host Sam Rayburn on Tuesday night.
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