More than 1,000 fans packed the new Gary Scott Center Tuesday night to watch Lone Grove bring home the Lake Country Conference championship.


More than 1,000 fans packed the new Gary Scott Center Tuesday night to watch Lone Grove bring home the Lake Country Conference championship.

The Longhorns did just that, beating Comanche 60-42. Lone Grove improved to 16-5 overall, 8-0 in LCC play, while Comanche fell to 6-15 and 1-7.

The Longhorns led from start to finish, with Josh Beck leading the way with 17 points and six rebounds. Hayden Musgrove, the Longhorns’ all-time leader in 3-pointers, knocked down two more 3s and finished with 14 points. Evan Joliff added 14 points as well.

Lone Grove jumped to a 14-8 lead after the opening period and stretched its advantage to 29-19 by halftime. The Indians had a solid third period in which they were able to trim the score to 42-36 heading to the final 8 minutes.

But Lone Grove finished strong. The Longhorns had an 18-6 advantage in the fourth to pull away for the 18-point win.

“This was such a special night, and the players knew it,” Lone Grove coach Gary Chaffin said. “This is such a gorgeous facility. Who would not want to play here?

“The kids celebrated the opening of the new gym by winning a conference championship. I don’t know when the last time that was done, but it’s been more than six or seven years.

“The community came out and supported the kids, and that’s what it’s all about. In addition to the two games, we had the jump and jive jump ropers and the basketball kids during the halftimes. And that gets a lot of people involved. We want that for our community. We want them to come out and enjoy our facilities and hopefully see some good basketball.”

The Longhorns were 25-of-54 from the floor (46 percent) to just 31 percent (12-of-39) for the Indians. Lone Grove owned a 32-21 rebounding advantage.

Comanche was paced by Eric Brownlee’s 15 points and nine boards.

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Tishomingo 43, Dickson 33
DICKSON — Tishomingo is back on top of the Lake Country Conference.

Brittney Treas had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Indians wrapped up the conference championship with a 43-33 win over Dickson on Tuesday. The win completed a 9-0 LCC run for Tish (18-4), ranked No. 13 in Class 3A.

Tory Dwyer had 16 points to pace Dickson (16-4, 6-1), which was held to six points or less in each of the first three quarters.

“We’ve stepped it up here at the end, with our toughest competition in Sulphur, Dickson and Davis in three of the last four ball games,” Tishomingo coach Boyd Houser said.

“We played really good defense. They (Dickson) started playing real well in the fourth quarter. Luckily, we had the big lead.”

Tishomingo’s Ashley Kucera was the only other double-digit scorer, with 10 points. Treas added three 3-pointers and five steals for the Indians, who led 24-9 at halftime.

The LCC title is Tishomingo’s first since the 2008-2009 season.