November 21, 2012 Edition

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Hoxie opens basketball
season with victories

Hoxie's Jacob Defries dribbles around a Manila defender during the Mustangs' 66-59 conference-opening victory on Friday night.
Submitted Photo ~ Valarie Green
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Colton Watson scored 33 points to lead Hoxie past Manila 66-59 in the Mustang's 3A-3 Conference basketball opener on Friday at Hoxie.

Hoxie led 14-12 after the first quarter, 29-28 at halftime and 50-44 after three periods.

Jacob Defries had 14 points, and Tristan Privett added 10 for Hoxie.

In junior high action, Lucas Willfond knocked down five three-pointers to lead Hoxie past Manila 48-34. James Johnson had 14 points, and Tanner Sullens added 12 points.

Highland Classic

The senior Mustangs opened the season with a 62-55 victory over Flippin in the Highland Classic on Nov. 12. Watson led Hoxie with 17 points.

In junior boys action, Hoxie defeated host Highland 30-24, behind Alex Carpenter's 11 points.

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