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BROADCAST REPLAY: Travis takes down Austin to move up 20-6A standings

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SUGAR LAND – Three boys’ basketball teams in District 20-6A are sharing second place at 2-1 in the standings – Travis, Dulles and Bush – and they’re all looking up at Ridge Point and Elkins, both of whom are 3-0 heading into the second week of play in 2019.

To stay unbeaten in district games, Ridge Point cobbled out a tough road win against Bush 72-64 on Friday afternoon with almost perfectly balanced offense. Five Panthers scored in double figures: Elijah Thomas (15), Derwin Brown (13), Falu Fashoro (12), Reggie Prudhomme and P.J. Haggerty (11 each). Elkins beat the Kempner Cougars, 80-63.

In a game broadcast live on VYPE Sports Radio, Travis forced double-digit turnovers against Austin to beat the Bulldogs 75-61, outscoring them in every quarter.

Austin’s Myles Roberts scored the first basket of the game on a 3-pointer and tied the game 5-5 moments later, but before two minutes had elapsed in the game, Travis had collected three Bulldog turnovers and seized the lead for good. Justin Hill’s 3-point play upped the ante to 10-5 and it was 15-11 Tigers after one period.

The momentum swung back and forth in the second quarter, with Travis outscoring the ‘Dawgs 24-14 on the strength of an 8-0 run after Austin had crept within 22-17. Later, when Austin reduced the lead to a single digit at 30-21, the Tigers scored nine in a row and carried a 39-25 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The third quarter belonged to the Tigers’ 6’3” senior wing, Jimmy Ohaz. He scored eight of the 20 Travis points in the period along with three rebounds and a steal. Travis scored their last six third quarter points on dunks by Hill, Javontae Hopkins and Elias Garcia.

Tuesday night, Bush and Travis both have a chance to knock off one of the unbeatens and climb into a first-place tie. The Broncos host Elkins and the Tigers host Ridge Point. In other 20-6A action, Austin is at Clements and Dulles travels to Kempner.

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