Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 14, 2013

Hargrove pours in 16 points to lead Graford over Lipan in opener

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— LIPAN – Tanner Hargrove scored 16 points and Quinten Tabor and Dylan Hart each added 10 to lead the Graford Jackrabbits to a 62-43 victory over Lipan here in the season opener for both teams.

“It was good to get the win at Lipan,” ‘Rabbits head coach Ty Tabor said.”It has historically been a very tough place to win. Any time Graford and Lipan meet it is a big game.”

The ‘Rabbits hopped out to a 22-7 lead and led 41-16 at the half. Graford went on a 17-9 run in the third period to take a 58-25 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Jackrabbits junior varsity defeated Lipan, 39-35. The ‘Rabbits will play next on Tuesday at Henrietta.

Strawn girls win

TOLAR – Strawn came back for a 10-point halftime thanks in part to a 17-6 run in the third quarter as the Lady Hounds slipped past Class 2A Tolar, 37-35, here Tuesday night.

The win elevates the Lady Hounds’ record to 5-2. The Strawn ladies will play next at 11 a.m. Saturday at home against Early.

Tearany Atkins led the Lady hounds with 14 points with Shelly Abbot adding 11. Cori Pollock and Jacqueline Berumen each added six points.

Tolar led 10-8 after the opening period and 20-10 at the half. But Strawn outscored Tolar 27-15 in the second half to clinch the victory.