In the first action for the Bobcats after the Christmas Break, they defeated the Rusk Eagles 71-57. Ryan Cole lead Hallsville with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Johnathan Mitchell finished with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists, and 3 steals. Nolan Johnson and Blaine Parker added 10 and 9 points respectively. Johnson also finished with 6 assists. Coleton Lasseter also contributed 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for the Bobcats.