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Logan boys take second in tournament

The Logan boys basketball team wrapped up a second-place finish in the Orange and Black Tournament by defeating host Clayton 76-55 on Saturday.

The Longhorns (5-2) raced to a 43-30 lead by halftime.

Dante Sanchez led Logan with 29 points, and Wyatt Wright added 13.

“The guys continue to get better each game,” Logan coach Kyle Griffiths said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but I’m pleased with their progress.”

The Clovis junior varsity team won the round-robin event by winning all three of its games.

Clayton fell to 3-3.

Logan 68, Boys Ranch 48

Logan had little trouble handling Boys Ranch of Texas during a 68-48 decision Friday at the Orange and Black Tournament.

The Longhorns led 39-18 at intermission.

Sanchez scored 25 points for the Longhorns, and Garrett Bollinger added 14.

“We shot really well today,” Griffiths said. “It was good to see some of the guys knock down some open baskets.”

Boys Ranch fell to 2-5.

Clovis JV 61, Logan 56

The Longhorns fell in the opening round Thursday of the Black and Gold Tournament by a 61-56 score to the Clovis junior varsity.

“They were a well-coached, athletic team that wasn’t your normal JV,” Griffiths said. “They had some really good players. We had chances to win but missed too many easy shots and had some lapses on defense.”

Sanchez led Logan with 28 points. Wright added 12.

Grady/San Jon 64, Clovis Christian 57

The Bronchos finished third in the Elida Tournament by rallying to defeat Clovis Christian 64-57 on Saturday.

Grady/San Jon (5-3) trailed 26-23 at intermission but outscored the Eagles (3-6) by a 41-31 margin the rest of the game.

“We played with a little more urgency tonight but were careless at times, as well,” Bronchos coach Jonathan Langan said. “We have a long break before our next game. Hopefully we can heal up and fix something before we start the second half of our season.”

Chisum Rush led Grady/San Jon with 23 points. Isaiah Mitchell and Dustin Bryant each added 13.

Dora 59, Grady/San Jon 48

Rush scored 29 points, but it wasn’t enough during Grady/San Jon’s 59-48 loss to Dora in the semifinals Friday of the Elida Tournament.

Dora (5-2) raced to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter and made it stand up.

“We didn’t play with any urgency against Dora, and they controlled the game for all four quarters,” Langan said.

Grady/San Jon 71, Hobbs JV 67

Rush scored 27 points to lead the Bronchos to a 71-67 win over the Hobbs junior varsity Thursday in the first round of the Elida Tournament.

Bryant added 14 points for Grady/San Jon, and Chad Becerra added 12.

“The game was fast-paced, as many games with Hobbs are,” Langan said. “Anytime we took a lead of six or seven points, they cut it back to one possession or even took the lead. We got down by eight early in the third quarter, but we stayed the course and made some big plays down the stretch that helped us prevail.”