Shamir Bogues scored 17 points and the seventh-ranked Ellison Eagles won the third-place game at the Coppell Tipoff Tournament with a 55-51 victory over Arlington Lamar on Saturday.

Nehemiah Nuckolls added 16 points for Ellison (6-1). Matthias Nero had 12.

Freshman Jamyron Keller (three points) was named to the all-tournament team.

It was Ellison’s second win of the young season against Lamar. The Eagles also beat the Vikings 75-68 on Nov. 16 in the Mansfield Summit Shootout.

Earlier in the day, Keller scored 25 points in a 63-60 win over host Coppell that sent the Eagles to the third-place game. Bogues added 19.

Ellison lost its first game Friday, 62-58, against 6A Private School-No. 4 Dallas Bishop Lynch.

Bogues did not play in Friday’s games. including a 78-54 rout of Tyler Lee.

Ellison travels to Waco University on Monday for a 1:30 p.m. game, then hosts Pflugerville Connally on Tuesday 

Lampasas boys nearly overcome 23-point hole at Brownwood

The Lampasas boys basketball team played an awful first half, then gave itself a chance to win before falling 60-56 at Brownwood on Saturday.

Jett Bramon led Lampasas (2-1) with 18 points. Fellow sophomores Nate Borchardt and Quinn Pace added 16 and nine points, respectively.

Borchardt also had six assists and five rebounds.

Coach Aaron Nuckles feared his young squad was not ready for the game, and the Badgers proved him right, falling into an early 16-3 hole and a 23-point halftime deficit.

But Lampasas chipped away in the second half. The Badgers pulled within three with a minute remaining on Jacob Hogeda’s 3-pointer.

But a bad foul at the other end led to a three-point play for Brownwood and the Lions held on from there.

“We were not ready to compete,” Nuckles said. “It’s just inexperience. When that group plays, we can be pretty good.”

“It takes a special group of people to hunker down and get out a 23-point hole.”

It was the season opener for Brownwood.

The Badgers monthlong road trip continues Monday with an 11:30 morning game at Bandera. Then they head to Glen Rose on Tuesday.

Salado girls win two on final day of Abilene tournament

Lorena Perez’s double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) helped the Salado girls hold off Class 6A El Paso Franklin 49-46 on Saturday in the Polk Key City Tournament.

The Lady Eagles then finished their stay in Abilene with a 62-23 rout of Clyde.

Amanda Cantu made all three of her 3-pointers and finished with 13 points against Franklin. Kaia Philen added 10 points. Cantu, Philen, Perez and Rembert each had four steals.

Against Clyde, Reese Preston and Abby Rembert each made four 3s and led Salado with 12 and 18 points, respectively. Salado was 10-of-22 beyond the 3-point line.

Katie Law grabbed 13 rebounds. Philen had four steals.

Salado went 3-2 in the tourney and will host Academy on Monday at 2:30 p.m.


  • Brownwood 60, Lampasas 56
  • Gatesville 53, Cameron Yoe 38

Coppell Tipoff Tournament

  • No. 7 Ellison 63, Coppell 60

Third-place game

  • No. 7 Ellison 55, Arlington Lamar 51


Austin Crockett tournament

  • Lampasas 60, Hondo 35


  • Lampasas 48, Taylor 28

Abilene Polk Key City Tournament

  • Salado 62, Clyde 23
  • Salado 49, El Paso Franklin 46

Marble Falls Hill Country Classic

Gold Bracket championship

  • Copperas Cove 44, Schertz Clemens 41



Lampasas (56)

Bramon 18, Borchardt 16, Pace 9, Stanley 6, Hogeda 5, RIchardson 2.

Brownwood (60)

Hamrick 15, Wilhelm 14, Bronnimann 10, Kinzler 6, Monroe 5, Baucom 2, Hataway 3, Healer 2, Gray 2.

Lampasas 3 15 18 20—56

Brownwood 16 25 9 10—60

3-Point Goals—Lampasas 8 (Borchardt 4, Bramon 2, Hogeda, Stanley), Brownwood 6 (Wilhelm 2, Bronniman 2, Hamrick, Monroe). Free throws—Lampasas 4-7, Brownwood 3-9. Fouled Out—None. Total Fouls—Lampasas 13, Brownwood 14. Technicals—None.

Records—Lampasas 2-1, Brownwood 1-0.


At Coppell tournament

Mo. 7 Ellison (63)

Harper 1, Keller 25, Nero 2, Bogues 19, Wright 5, Nuckolls 9, Stewart 2.

Coppell (60)

Hunter 5, Black 5, Taylor 9, Moussa 7, Rosenbaum 1, Agarwal 24, Rane 9.

Ellison 9 28 11 15—63

Coppell 9 21 15 15—60

3-Point Goals—Ellison 5 (Keller 4, Bogues), Coppell 9 (Agarwal 4, Rane 3, Taylor, Moussa). Free throws—Ellison 14-24, Coppell 11-16. Fouled Out—Nuckolls. Total Fouls—Ellison 18, Coppell 21. Technicals—None.

Records—Ellison 5-1.


At Coppell tournament

Arlington Lamar (51)

Manigo 13, Johnson 11, Robinson 19, Swim 2, Smith 6.

No. 7 Ellison (55)

Harper 2, Keller 3, Nero 12, Bogues 17, Wright 2, Nuckolls 16, Stewart 1, Pett 2.

Lamar 7 11 19 14—51

Ellison 4 18 16 13—55

3-Point Goals—Lamar 5 (Manigo 2, Johnson, Robinson, Smith), Ellison 5 (Nero 2, Keller, Bogues, Nuckolls). Free throws—Lamar 6-11, Ellison 13-15. Fouled Out—Robinson. Total Fouls—Lamar 17, Ellison 14. Technicals—None.

Records—Ellison 6-1.

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