While most teams had to make lengthy journeys to their tournament destinations this week, the Healdton basketball teams traveled just down the road to Wilson for the Black and Gold Classic, which began on Thursday.

While most teams had to make lengthy journeys to their tournament destinations this week, the Healdton basketball teams traveled just down the road to Wilson for the Black and Gold Classic, which began on Thursday.

Girls
Healdton 53 Temple 41

After having to wait more than a week to play, the Healdton Lady Bulldogs went back to work Thursday, getting an opening round victory over Temple by 12 points.

Healdton finished with two players in double figures for the game with Macey Howell scoring 24 points followed by Torree Wingo with 16 points.

At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs held a slim 17-15 advantage.

But, a 12-8 second quarter gave Healdton some breathing room going into the locker room at 29-23.

In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Temple 24-18.

Healdton will face off against Ryan in the semifinals this evening at 7 p.m.

Boys
Petrolia, TX 38 Healdton 34

It was close but not close enough for the Bulldogs in their opening round game against the Petrolia Pirates from Texas.

Healdton was outscored in all but one quarter, as the Bulldogs slow start to the season continued.

The Pirates led 12-9 after the first quarter, before Healdton came back with a strong second quarter going on a 12-6 run to grab a 21-18 advantage going into the locker room.

Petrolia managed to outscore Healdton in the third quarter 8-6, but was still down by one point going into the fourth.

The Pirates would then go on a 12-7 run in the fourth quarter to end the game.

Ethan Lindsay and Colton Pickelsimer each scored nine points to lead the Bulldogs.

Cayden Perkins added seven points for the Bulldogs in the game. 

Healdton will be in action today at 2:30 p.m. in the consolation bracket of the tournament.