HALLSVILLE 51, KILGORE 50: Benjamin Samples led the way for the Bobcats with 24 points, and Hallsville opened tournament action with a 51-50 win over Kilgore.
Tanner Benson and Taven Jackel added eight points apiece, Jai Locario seven and Ryan Pondant and David Ruff two each.
Rowdy Rieke had 18 points, Jeremiah Hoskins 14, Jake Thompson seven, C.J. Ingram six, Brian Brown three and Bryson Parker two in the loss for Kilgore.
Also on Thursday, Hallsville dropped a 68-51 decision to Pleasant Grove.
Samples had 21 points, Locario and Jackel nine apiece, Pondant six and Benson and Joseph Melendez two each.
The Bobcats will face barbers Hill at 4 p.m. and Texas High at 8 p.m. today.