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Cross Roads boys win wild game at Kerens

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Lady ’Cats beat Cross Roads by 54 in earlier 19-2A action


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KERENS–A late Kerens comeback fell short against Cross Roads Friday, Jan. 31 as Trent Watson sank two free throws with 18.27 seconds left in the game to secure a 48-46 Cross Roads win.
Treylyn Lindsey of Kerens had tied the game at 46 points apiece with 32 seconds left in the game. That followed a quick sequence that saw Lindsey swish a three-pointer with 2:31 left in the game to give Kerens a 44-43 lead, only to be answered by Trent Watson’s own three-pointer to put Cross Roads back ahead by two points, at 46-44.
Cross Roads led 22-19 at halftime and extended its lead to six points with 5:42 remaining in the third period with a Tucker Watson three-pointer. Trent and Tucker Watson led Cross Roads with 18 points each, which included four three-pointers from Tucker and three three-pointers from Trent.
Adaybran Davis of Kerens led his team with 16 points on the night, featuring seven points in both the second and third periods. Cory Davis scored 13 points for Kerens, twice bringing his team within one point of Cross Roads with a fourth-period three-pointer, along with a free throw. Lindsey added 12 Kerens points.
Earlier that night, Kerens’ girls continued their district winning streak that stretches back to the 2017-18 season. Kerens scored the game’s first 37 points, led by Kecie Langley, who scored 12 of her team-leading 18 points in the first half. Skyler Mershon of Cross Roads made one free throw with 58 seconds left in the first half to get her team’s first point of the night.
Kerens led 40-1 at halftime and continued its domination in the second half behind Emilee Burleson, who scored 10 points overall for Kerens, eight of those in the second half. Kaylee Reed added 16 points for Kerens, who defeated Cross Roads 65-11.
Anna Cook led Cross Roads with 10 points, all scored in the second half, including two three-pointers.