Honey Grove Warriors throttle Sam Rayburn 62-26, eclipse .500 mark in district play
On Tuesday night, the Honey Grove Warriors basketball team surpassed the .500 mark in district play with a blowout win over visiting Sam Rayburn. First-year head coach and alum Homer Garner and his team ran the Running Rebels out of their orange-colored gymnasium to the tune of a 62-26 victory.
Honey Grove (8-10, 5-4) held a more modest 26-15 lead over Sam Rayburn at the half. However, the Warriors came alive in a big way in the third frame. Warrior guards Jarvis Hill and Ki Bass each reached double-figure scoring in the third quarter alone. Hill poured in 10 of his game-high 16 points in the frame while Bass scored 11 of his 13 points in the third. All the while, the Honey Grove defense tightened up as it allowed 11 total points in the second half, which all came in the third quarter.
Along with Hill and Bass, Ben Patrick added 11 points while Austin Booker just missed double-figure scoring with 9 points. Jordan Woods chipped in with 5 points while both Daniel Tortorella and Andrew Fisk contributed with 3 points apiece. Karson McKnight also helped the winning cause with 2 points. Honey Grove knocked down six 3-pointers in the game to just one long ball for Sam Rayburn, who was led by Blake Bledsoe with a team-high 12 points.
The Warriors will take the court again at 6:15 p.m. tonight at the Trenton Tigers. For more sports coverage, click here.