COMANCHE – The Early Longhorns ran their District 6-3A win streak to four games Friday night with a 51-35 road triumph over the Comanche Indians.

Since dropping their league opener to first-place Cisco, Early (12-9, 4-1) has since knocked off Bangs, Dublin, Coleman and Comanche.

In Friday's win over Comanche, the Longhorns received 19 points from Timmy Smithson, 11 from Vic Cooper, eight from Kiah Laborn, six from Ethan Mitchell, two each from Drew Bhatka, Bryce Denson and Carlos Moreno and one point from Ethen Portillo.

Early led 9-8 after one quarter, 24-13 at halftime and 42-21 after three quarters.

The Longhorns are back in action at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eastland (8-10, 4-1).


Eastland 29, Lady Dragons 17


EASTLAND — The Bangs Lady Dragons suffered a second straight District 6-3A loss after opening league play with five consecutive victories, falling at Eastland by a 29-17 count Friday night.

Bangs trailed 11-7 after one quarter, 21-10 at halftime and 23-13 through three periods.

The Lady Dragons (11-15, 5-2) slipped to third place in the district standings while Eastland (16-10, 6-1) is alone in second, a game behind front-runner Cisco (19-6, 7-0).

Bangs begins the second half of district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as it hosts Dublin, which the Lady Dragons knocked off, 57-41, in the Dec. 17 league opener.


Comanche 50, Lady Horns 45


COMANCHE — The Early Lady Horns finished the first half of District 6-3A action with a 1-6 record, dropping a 50-45 road decision to Comanche Friday night.

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The Lady Horns (10-15 overall) begin the second half of league play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eastland, which defeated Early, 42-22, in the league opener on Dec. 17.


Eastland 68, Dragons 25


EASTLAND — The Bangs Dragons fell to 0-5 in District 6-3A action and 0-14 overall with a 68-25 loss at Eastland Friday night.

Eastland improved to 9-10 overall and 4-1 against league foes with the win.

Bangs trailed 20-14 after one quarter and 32-22 at halftime, but mustered just three points in the second half.

The Dragons welcome Dublin at 8 p.m. Tuesday.