When all is said and done, the seniors on the Hallsville boys basketball team hope to look back fondly on their final year playing with the Bobcats. “You don’t want to have any regrets later in life,” senior Ben Samples said. “You don’t want to think, ‘Maybe if I worked harder or if I had done this, it would have turned out this way.’” “Don’t take anything for granted, especially now with COVID and stuff,” Trenton Smith offered. “You’ve got to make the best of every moment.”
HALLSVILLE 75, T. HIGH 71 (OT): HALLSVILLE — Benjamin Samples poured in 31 points to pace the Bobcats, Anthon McDermott added 13 and Hallsville outscored Texas High 12-8 in overtime to earn a 75-71 win. Ben DePriest had 25 in the loss for Texas High. Hallsville trailed 41-32 at halftime, but outscored the Tigers 23-11 in the third to climb back into the contest.
MT. PLEASANT 64, HALLSVILLE 35: MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant Tigers built a 15-6 lead after one quarter and never trailed, notching a 64-35 win over the Hallsville Bobcats on Friday. Williams Hills and Payton Chism scored 11 points apiece for the Tigers. Benjamin Samples scored 13 in the loss for Hallsville, which will host Texas High on Tuesday.
HALLSVILLE — Longview head coach Don Newton stopped short of saying the Lobos were peaking at the right time, but said they were starting to knock the rust off. Either way, the timing is good. Longview grabbed its fourth-straight win in a wire-to-wire victory over Hallsville, 72-57, to close out the Lobos’ first run through district action on Tuesday night at Bobcat Coliseum. “I’m proud of the way we competed and have been competing this week,” Newton said. “We’ve got some go
S. SPRINGS 51, HALLSVILLE 35: HALLSVILLE -Justin Haire and Boo Wilkerson scored 11 points apiece, and the Sulphur Springs Wildcats used a big first quarter to take control en route to a 51-35 win over the Hallsville Bobcats. Benjamin Samples had 13 in the loss for Hallsville, which fell behind 18-6 after one quarter and trailed 27-10 at halftime. The Bobcats will host Longview on Tuesday.
Hallsville has found a way to grab some close wins so far in district action. That’s what it’s going to take in what is shaping up to be a tight race and that’s just what the Bobcats did Tuesday night. With strong shooting at the line and a clutch finish from Benjamin Samples, Hallsville grabbed a fourth-quarter lead and held on for a 78-73 win over Pine Tree in District 15-5A action at the Pirate Center. Hallsville (13-4) is off to a 3-0 start in 15-5A, joining state-ranked
HALLSVILLE 52, TEXAS HIGH 50: Hallsville used a big second quarter to grab the lead and the Bobcats held on from there in a district win on the road at Texas High, 52-50. The Bobcats led 16-15 after the first quarter and built a 10-point margin at halftime, 31-21. Benjamin Samples and Anthon McDermott scored 14 points apiece for Hallsville. Luke Cheatham followed with 12 and Jai Locario chipped in six points. David Ruff and Zachary Florence finished with four and two points,