The Terrell High School varsity boys basketball team lost 61-56 to Ennis on Dec. 14 but won its first district game 47-45 against Forney on Dec. 18 at the Terrell High School Athletics Complex.
Terrell is 6-8 overall and 1-0 in district. The Tigers played its second district game at West Mesquite on Friday before they take part in the Aledo tournament that starts on Dec. 27.
Against Forney, Terrell outscored Forney 16-10 in the first quarter and 13-10 in the second quarter to take a 29-20 halftime lead. Terrell then outscored Forney 8-4 in the third quarter to take a 37-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
Forney had a furious comeback as it outscored Terrell 21-10 but the Tigers were able to hold on for the victory.
Against Ennis, Terrell outscored Ennis 14-12 in the first quarter and 15-12 in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead. Terrell outscored Ennis 12-9 in the third quarter but Ennis mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter as it outscored Terrell 28-15 to earn a come from behind victory.
Against West Mesquite on Dec. 21 at West Mesquite High School, Terrell lost 60-54. The loss put Terrell at 6-9 overall and 1-1 in district.
It was the fourth quarter that doomed the Tigers. Terrell outscored West Mesquite 14-13 in the first quarter and outscored West Mesquite 22-16 in the second quarter to take a 36-29 lead into halftime. West Mesquite outscored Terrell 14-10 in the third quarter to only trail 46-43 heading into the fourth quarter.
West Mesquite would go on to outscore Terrell 17-8 in the fourth quarter to earn its win.
Terrell senior Odarius Williams scored a team high 16 points. Senior guard Khars Montgomery and junior Jekovian Prince each scored 10 points. Senior guard Kenzzell Pipkins scored nine points. Freshman guard Chris Miller scored four points. Junior forward Khalid Johnson scored three points. Senior forward Semaj Willis scored two points.