LONE GROVE — The 2018 edition of the Longhorn Invitational kicked off Thursday, with four area boys teams in action at the Gary Scott Center in Lone Grove.

LONE GROVE — The 2018 edition of the Longhorn Invitational kicked off Thursday, with four area boys teams in action at the Gary Scott Center in Lone Grove.

Plainview 73

Lindsay 39 

Plainview’s boys team had no trouble with the Knights from Lindsay, Texas in their opening game, winning by 24 points.

Despite being down 9-5 with 4:16 left in the first quarter, the Indians turned the game around and managed to lead 17-13 at the end of the first.

Just before halftime the Indians erupted for 20 points, leading 37-26 heading into the break.

The offensive momentum continued to swing in favor of Plainview, as the Indians led 53-38 at the end of the third quarter, before finishing the game off with a 20-11 fourth quarter.

Blake Nowell led the Indians with 23 points, followed by Taylor Chambers with 20 points. 

Plainview will play at 5:30 p.m. today in the championship semifinals. 

Washington 54

Marietta 32 

 

It was a less than pleasant start to the tournament for the Marietta Indians, as they were defeated by the Washington Warriors in their opening round contest.

Marietta managed just 11 first half points, as the Indians were down 28-11 at the break.

Despite holding Washington to just eight third quarter points, the Indians were down 36-23 at the end of the third.

The Warriors went on an 18-9 run in the fourth quarter to seal the game.

Colton Taylor led the Indians with 13 points in the game, followed by Trace Stewart with eight, and Caleb McGehee with five points.

Marietta will play at 11:30 a.m. today in the consolation bracket against the Lone Grove Longhorns

Marlow 71

Dickson 29 

Marlow proved it was more than worthy of its No. 20 ranking as the Outlaws raced past the Dickson Comets Thursday in their opening round game.

Dickson struggled to just 10 points in the first quarter before finding itself down 46-21 at the half.

The Comets managed just two points in the third quarter, before being outscored 10-6 in the fourth.

Hunter Palesano led the Comets with eight points. 

Dickson will meet Lindsay at 2:30 p.m. today. 

Centennial 62

Lone Grove 61 

Perhaps the game of the night was the final contest between the OKC Centennial Bison and the Longhorns.

Unfortunately, the Longhorns fell one point short against the Bison.

Lone Grove found itself down 15-12 at the end of the first quarter, before evening the game at 26-26 at the break. 

Unfortunately, the Bison managed to outscore the Longhorns 36-35 in the second half to win the game.

Lone Grove was led by Sheldon Brown with 18 points followed by Kemyon Sophus with 16 points.