By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
Tyrone 57, Balko 48
The Tyrone Bobcats took down a familiar foe in the first round of the Texhoma Tournament, defeating the Balko Bison for the third time this season.
Payson Slater led the way with 34 points; Austin Olivas added 12.
Tyrone led 14-10 after one quarter of play. Balko tightened the game with a 15-14 advantage in the second. Tyrone still led 28-25 at the break.
The Bobcats continued to inch ahead with an 11-9 advantage in the third, and an 18-14 advantage in the fourth.
J. Busch led the Bison scoring with 16.
Tyrone (16-1) advances to face tournament host Texhoma, who defeated Boise City 68-36 in the first round, today at 7:45. Balko will take on Boise City today at 2:45.
Texhoma 59, Tyrone 19 (girls)
The Lady Bobcats were unable to provide much resistance to the Texhoma in their first round matchup.
Texhoma outscored Tyrone 17-2 in the first and 12-2 in the second to take a 29-4 lead into the locker room.
The Lady Bobcats had their best quarter in the third, but were still outscored 15-12.
Texhoma shutdown Tyrone’s offense again in the fourth, holding the Lady Bobcats to just 3 while scoring 15.
Rayna Wall was the Lady Bobcats top scorer with 6.
Tyrone (6-11) will face Hardesty today at 1:30.