Dec. 30: HALLSVILLE 71, HENDERSON 53: Jeremy Swalley and Shadd Berg combined for a big game as Hallsville built an early lead and pulled away with a strong fourth quarter to take a 71-53 win over Henderson in the seventh-place contest.
Swalley drained five threes, three in a 21-point fourth quarter, for a 23 point night. Swalley averaged 17 points over five tournament games. Berg followed with 21 points and three threes for the Bobcats, who led by five at halftime and by eight entering the fourth quarter. Hallsville finished the weekend 3-2 in tournament action.
Berg averaged 22 points a game over the weekend for the Bobcats (13-10, 0-1 in 16-5A). Hallsville resumes district play at home on Tuesday against Greenville.
Caleb Medford led Henderson with 16 points and Andrew Lowrie added 15 for the Lions.
Dec. 29: TRIMBLE TECH 76, HALLSVILLE 56: Trimble Tech rallied in the second quarter and pulled away in the third in a 76-56 win over Hallsville.
Shadd Berg dropped a game-high 23 points in the loss for Hallsville, who led 14-12 after the first. Jeremy Swalley followed with 12 points for the Bobcats.
Jujuan White led Trimble Tech with 22 points and Tariq Roberts had 17.
Dec. 29: LIBERTY-EYLAU 70, HALLSVILLE 69: Hallsville mounted a second-half comeback but fell just short in a 70-69 loss to Liberty-Eylau.
The Leopards led 41-32 at halftime and 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter.
Shadd Berg dropped 23 points for Hallsville, followed by 10 from Kobe Hogan.
Isaiah Cross led L-E with 15 points, Decorian Phillips had 14 and Kameron Green followed with 13.
Dec. 28: HALLSVILLE 80, HEMPSTEAD 52: Shadd Berg torched the nets for 33 points as Hallsville blew past Hempstead, 80-52.
Jeremy Swalley added 15 points for the Bobcats, who led 20-12 after the first quarter and 39-26 at halftime.
Jerric Smith had 16 points and Trevon Carter 10 for Hempstead.
Dec. 28: LONGVIEW 60, HALLSVILLE 38: Longview opened the day on a roll, jumping to a 13-0 lead over Hallsville and breaking open a 29-5 lead midway through the second quarter.
Eleven Lobos got in the scoring action, led by 13 from Bush, who had eight rebounds. Washington and Malik Henry followed with eight points. Brown had eight points for the Lobos, who had a 39-21 advantage on boards over the Bobcats.
Glasper and Haynes King followed with seven for the Lobos, who were able to use multiple lineups throughout, a plan Newton said will continue in today's final two games of pool play.
"I'm telling them, we're still evaluating," Newton said. "We've got a lot of guys getting minutes and playing under me for the first time so we're still trying to make sure that we don't miss any chances to get better and that will be the goal (today), to stick to the process and stick to the plan of trying to improve within the system."
Jeremy Swalley led Hallsville with 14 points, followed by 11 points from Shadd Berg.