Bulletin Staff Report

ALBANY The Bangs Dragons notched a pair of victories at the Albany tournament Thursday, defeating the Abilene Wylie JV, 63-36, and Cisco, 53-43.

In the victory over Wylie, Matt Simons scored 17 points, trailed by 10 from Marcus Smith, nine from Braden Williams, eight from Clay Brim, four each from Issac Brown, Grant Bear and Vincent Gonzalez, three points from D.J. Rios and two points from Skyler Ogden.

Against Cisco, Simons chalked up 15 points, Brim added 12 and Smith finished with 10. Also scoring were Rios with six points, Williams with five, Ogden with three and Bear with two points.

Bangs (8-2) will face Hawley at 10:40 a.m.

No. 18 Rising Star 74, Evant 43

CROSS PLAINS The No. 18 Rising Star Wildcats opened play in the Cross Plains tournament Thursday with a 74-43 victory over Evant.

Rising Star (9-3) led 8-6 after one quarter, 31-18 at halftime and 51-33 through three quarters.

Raymond Sutton led the Wildcats with 25 points, followed by Tim Butcher with 13, Alec Apple with 10, Aron Wilson with eight points and Brett Helmuth with six points.