Full slate of basketball set for Friday
A full slate of regular-season basketball contests, from district matchups to non-district games to tournaments populate the schedules for Parker County schools, preceding the lull in cager activity (for some) brought on by the holiday break.
Weatherford and Aledo are full-scale into district contests, for both the boys’ and the girls’ teams and Class 2A Brock, Peaster and Millsap are, as well. Some of the times below are approximate when preceded by junior varsity games or when varsity girls precede varsity boys at same venue.
Friday’s Boys Varsity basketball
*Weatherford vs. Arlington Martin - 7:30 p.m.
*Aledo at Western Hills - 6:30 p.m.
Springtown at Graham - 7:30 p.m.
*Brock at Ponder - 8:30 p.m.
Peaster at Bridgeport - 6:30 p.m.
*Millsap at Paradise - 7 p.m.
Poolville at Tatum Tournament (Fri & Sat.)
Friday’s Girls Varsity basketball
*Weatherford vs. Arlington Martin - 6 p.m.
*Aledo vs. Western Hills - 6:30 p.m.
Springtown at Argyle - 7:30 p.m.
*Brock at Ponder - 7 p.m.
Peaster at Holliday - 4 p.m.
*Millsap at Paradise - 5:30 p.m.
Poolville at Windthorst - 6:60 p.m.
* = district games
Nowitzki leads Mavs past depleted Grizzlies
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki gave the Mavericks a boost in his return to the lineup, while the short-handed Grizzlies lost another starter to injury.
Nowitzki scored 20 points after missing a game with a stomach virus and Dallas defeated Memphis 105-88 on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks (15-10) have won two straight to equal their season high of five games over .500. Memphis (10-15) has lost five in a row and seven of eight.
Nowitzki added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one blocked shot. He scored four points during a 10-2 run after the Grizzlies cut a 16-point deficit to four in the third quarter.
“I didn’t feel great Monday in practice,” the 16-year veteran said. “We didn’t have a game for another two days, so by Tuesday I was a lot better and today I felt fine. I used the break to get healthy.”
Mavericks teammate Monta Ellis, who scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to help squelch a Memphis rally, said Nowitzki didn’t look as if he hadn’t played a game in a week.
“Even when he came back to practice, he didn’t look like that. He’s been in the league so long that he knows how to take care of his body,” Ellis said.
Jose Calderon, in his first season with Dallas, scored 12 points, including two 3-pointer in the second quarter. He said he was “amazed” by Nowitzki.