MADILL — Before the championship games could be played Saturday night, there was plenty of other business to sort out at the Madill Winter Classic as the third place and consolation games were played at Wildcat Fieldhouse.

MADILL — Before the championship games could be played Saturday night, there was plenty of other business to sort out at the Madill Winter Classic as the third place and consolation games were played at Wildcat Fieldhouse. 

Girls 7th place

Gunter, TX 50 Marietta 38

Even though Marietta’s Lady Indians had two quarters of double-digit scoring, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Gunter Lady Tigers in the seventh place game Saturday.

Gunter led 14-8 after the first quarter of play, before Marietta responded with a 13-point second quarter.

However, the Lady Tigers scored 14 points of their own to lead 28-21 at the break.

The Lady Indians struggled following the interval, as they were held to just three points in the third quarter.

Both teams scored 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Kaylie Douglass had 15 points to lead the Lady Indians followed by Toriauna Douglass with 14 points.

Boys 7th place

Dickson 78 Howe, TX 54

After two frustrating days, the Dickson Comets finally got back into 

the win column with a convincing win over the Howe Bulldogs from Texas in their final game of the tournament.

Both teams came out strong on offense as they combined for 56 points in the first quarter. Dickson managed to hold a slim 29-27 lead going into the second.

Before halftime, the Comets put together another solid quarter with 21 points, while holding Howe to just 14.

Things slowed down for both teams in the third as Dickson went on an 8-4 run, before finishing the game off in the fourth with an 11-8 run.

Hunter Palesano led the Comets with 24 points followed by Charvis Wright with 23 points. 

Girls 3rd place

Dickson 84 Pilot Point, TX 68

It was a second straight win for the Dickson Lady Comets as they rolled to a win against the Lady Bearcats from Pilot Point in the third place game Saturday.

Dickson led 29-19 after the end of the first quarter, before scoring 29 points in the second to lead 58-34 going into the halftime break.

Despite allowing 14 points in the third quarter, the Lady Comets were well in control going to the fourth ahead 73-48.

Pilot Point managed to outscore Dickson 20-11 in the fourth, but the Lady Comets were never in danger.

Audrey Young led the Lady Comets with 20 points in the game followed by Hailey Davis with 15 points.

Makayla Smith scored 14 points, with Sienna Young adding 13 points. 

Boys 3rd place

Sulphur 55 Pilot Point, TX 52

 After being denied their third straight trip to the finals less than 24 hours earlier, the Sulphur Bulldogs rebounded to claim third place with a thrilling victory over the Pilot Point Bearcats.

Both teams traded the lead in the first quarter, as the Bulldogs were eventually able to pull out with a 21-15 advantage after one.

Pilot Point managed to close the deficit to two points before halftime, but Sulphur was able to keep its advantage going into the break at 29-23. 

A relatively straight forward third quarter had the Bulldogs staying in front, even leading by as many as seven points at the end of the frame.

However, down the stretch the Bearcats made things interesting, even taking the lead with 3:16 left in regulation at 48-46.

But Sulphur regained the lead and iced the victory with late free throws down the stretch.

Price Daube led the Bulldogs with 15 points in the game followed by Triston Hedemann with 13 points and Weston Arms with 12 points. 


Collinsville, TX 68 Madill 35

While the Madill Lady Wildcats found ways to score Saturday, they couldn’t find enough defensive solutions to stop the Collinsville Lady Pirates, leading to a defeat in the Consolation Finals.

Collinsville led 17-7 at the end of the first quarter, before taking a 38-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Madill managed to outscore Collinsville 13-12 in the third quarter, but the Lady Wildcats were held to just two points in the fourth quarter.

Caitlyn Gillis led the Lady Wildcats with 12 points in the game followed by Ryleigh Combs with six points.

Ashlynn Arnold and Maria Flores each had five points in the game for Madill. 


Madill 38 Gunter, TX 36

 It’s not often you can put the icing on a victory after the final horn has sounded.

But the Madill Wildcats were able to do that Saturday with a thrilling win over the Gunter Tigers.

As time expired with Madill leading 37-36, Diego Flores got a steal off a Gunter inbounds pass and proceeded to make his way down the court before being tackled in an intentional foul with the horn sounding.

Flores would make one of two free throws to finish off the victory for the Wildcats.

Gunter held a slim 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, before Madill stormed back with a solid second quarter to lead 20-14 at the break.

After three quarters, the Wildcats were clinging to a 32-28 advantage.

With 1:19 left in regulation, the Tigers threatened to take the lead as they were down 37-36, but Madill managed to hang on for the victory.

Flores led the Wildcats with 10 points in the game, followed by Austin Maxey with seven points.