Plainview Indians claim third with win over Hornets

Evan Grice
Plainview’s Blake Nowell hangs in the air for a layup attempt during the second half Saturday afternoon against Muenster (TX) in the third place game at the Longhorn Invitational tournament.

LONE GROVE — Less than 24 hours after having their offensive attack shut down by Lawton Christian, the Plainview Indians got their mojo back in a big way Saturday.

Plainview managed to claim third place at the Longhorn Invitational tournament, winning an entertaining and fast paced contest against the Muenster Hornets from Texas by a score of 69-60 at the Gary Scott Center in Lone Grove.

The win moves the Indians to 4-6 overall, as Plainview will be back in action Tuesday night at Madill beginning at 8 p.m.

A big reason why the Indians won was due to the fact they had three players in double figures, which were led by Blake Nowell’s team-high 26 points.

Both teams came out strong in the first quarter as they each scored 16 points apiece, leading to a tie game going to the second.

Plainview managed to pull away slightly before halftime as the Indians outscored the Hornets 20-11 to lead 36-27 going to the break.

The Indians kept Muenster at bay in the third quarter with a 13-12 run.

But the Hornets made things interesting down the stretch as Muenster got to within five points at 51-46 with 4:20 left in regulation.

But Plainview managed to outscore Muenster 18-14 over the last 4:20 of the game to win.

Brock Parham scored 20 points for Plainview, with Drake Sizemore scoring 15 points.

Tyler Berryhill added five points with Cason Dillon putting in three points.