By The Telegram

The Hugoton boys gave the home crowd a thrill Thursday in the opening round of the Red and White Classic, holding off Hooker, Okla., 42-40, to advance to the semifinal round at 8:15 p.m. today.

The host Eagles will face Guymon, Okla., a 63-54 winner over Southwestern Heights. In other first round boys games, it was Ulysses squeaking past Stratford, Texas, 51-46, and Perryton, Texas defeating Marlow, Okla., 61-41. Those two winners meet in the other semifinal at 4:45 p.m. today.

The Eagles led by seven at the end of three quarters but were outscored 14-9 in the fourth.

Free throw shooting kept Hugoton from pulling away as they missed 13, while Hooker was 14-of-19 from the line.

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Hugoton 12 8 13 9 -- 42

Hooker, Okla. 6 13 7 14 -- 40

Hugoton Frederick 3 4-7 11, Jimenez 2 3-5 8, Morin 1 0-2 2, Crawford 0 1-2 1, Persinger 2 1-2 5, Alexander 4 2-6 11, Beltz 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 11-24 42.

Hooker, Okla. Bean 1 8-10 11, Kennedy 3 1-3 7, Ingland 2 0-0 2, Sanchez 2 1-2 6, Morales 3 2-2 10, Garcia 0 2-2 2. Totals 11 14-19 40.

3-point goals Hugoton 3 (Frederick 1, Jimenez 1, Alexander 1), Hooker 4 (Bean 1, Sanchez 1, Morales 2).

Ulysses 51, Stratford, Texas 46

Ulysses broke open a close game in the third quarter, then held on in the fourth to defeat Stratford, Texas, 51-46, to advance to the Red and White Classic semifinals.

The Tigers outscored Stratford 17-6 in the third period to open up a 43-28 lead. In the fourth, Stratford outscored the Tigers by 10, but it wasn't enough as Ulysses preserved the win.

The story of the difference was at the free throw line, where Stratford was just 10-of-23.

Kyle Zerr led a balanced scoring attack for the Tigers with 11. Braden Langston added 10, Chase Newell 9, all of which came on 3-pointers, and Chris Oliver with 8.

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Ulysses 10 16 17 8 -- 51

Stratford, Texas 10 12 6 18 -- 46

Ulysses Newell 3 0-0 9, Langston 4 0-0 10, Porras 1 2-2 4, Mendoza 0 0-2 0, Simpson 0 1-2 1, Zerr 4 2-4 11, Jarnagin 2 0-0 4, Moore 1 0-2 2, Biddle 1 0-0 2, Oliver 3 2-5 8. Totals 19 7-17 51.

Stratford, Texas Cummings 4 4-6 16, Guerrero 2 2-3 6, Palmer 1 2-2 4, Wright 1 0-2 2, Horsford 3 4-6 10, Lantelme 3 2-4 8. Totals 14 10-23 46.

3-point goals Ulysses 6 (Newell 3, Langston 2, Zerr 1), Stratford 4 (Cummings 4).

Guymon, Okla. 61, SW Heights 56

A 17-9 fourth quarter wasn't enough as the Mustangs of Southwestern Heights fell to Guymon, Okla., 63-54, in opening round play of the Red and White Classic.

Heights fell behind by 13 after the third quarter before making the comeback.

Ben Johnsrud led the Mustangs with 16 points, followed by Jr. Herrera with 10.

Colter Headrick led Guymon with 19 points, followed by Matt Legrange and Aldredo Garcia with 10 each.

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SW Heights 13 17 9 17 -- 56

Guymon, Okla. 21 15 16 9 -- 63

SW Heights Herrera 3 4-6 10, Isais 1 1-4 4, Johnsrud 5 4-5 16, Chavez 1 0-0 2, Sanchez 0 1-2 1, Martinez 2 3-4 7, Chase 4 0-0 8, Dutton 3 2-4 8. Totals 19 15-25 56.

Guymon, Okla. Headrick 5 6-12 19, Lagrange 2 6-6 10, Dain 3 2-3 8, Garcia 3 3-4 10, Roriguez 1 0-0 2, Fankhouser 3 1-2 7, Strickland 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 19-24 61.

3-point goals Southwestern Heights 3 (Isais 1, Johnsrud 2), Guymon 4 (Headrick 3, Garcia 1).

Perryton, Texas 61, Marlow, Okla. 41

Perryton, Texas, opened the Red and White Classic with a 61-41 victory over Marlow, Okla.

Kaylnn Samples had 20 points and Michael Hesler 15 to lead Perryton. Jordan Maxwell was the only Marlow player in double figures with 21, including five 3-pointers.

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Perryton, Texas 6 18 16 21 -- 61

Marlow 10 10 12 9 -- 41

Perryton, Texas Wade 0 1-1 1, Turner 4 0-0 19, Vernor 4 0-2 8, Samples 9 0-0 20, Allred 1 0-0 3, Hesler 7 0-3 15, Savage 2 0-0 5, Barnes 0 0-2 0. Totals 27 1-8 61.

Marlow, Okla. Holland 1 0-0 2, Brown 2 2-8 6, Orton 0 2-2 2, Bergner 1 0-0 2, McClure 0 0-4 0, Maxwell 8 0-0 21, Anderson 3 2-4 8, Morrow 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 6-20 41.

3-point goals Perryton 6 (Turer 1, Samples 2, Allred 1, Hesler 1, Savage 1), Marlow 5 (Maxwell 5).

Girls

Ulysses 48, Marlow, Okla. 32

Ulysses advanced to the semifinal round of the Red and White Classic with a 48-32 win over Marlow, Okla.

Leading by just five at halftime, the Lady Tigers outscored Marlow 18-2 in the third to put the game out of reach.

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Ulysses 17 10 18 3 -- 48

Marlow, Okla. 12 10 2 8 -- 32

Ulysses Langley 2 1-4 5, Baldwin 1 0-1 2, Rodriguez 4 1-5 9, Chaves 0 2-4 2, Monzon 3 3-5 9, Britton 8 3-3 21. Totals 18 10-22 48.

Marlow, Okla. Rich 0 1-4 1, Burns 0 1-2 1, Newberry 5 0-2 11, Price 2 0-0 4, Walker 3 0-1 6, O'Dell 4 0-1 8, Manke 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 3-12 32.

3-point goals Ulysses 2 (Britton 2), Marlow 1 (Newberry 1).

Stratford, Texas 30, Hugoton 20

At Hugoton, the Stratford Lady Elks outplayed the Hugoton Lady Eagles 30-20 to advance to the semi-final round of the Hugoton Blue and Red Classic.

Down just 21-19 after thre quarters, Hugoton managed only one free throw in the fourth.

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Hugoton 2 10 7 1 -- 20

Stratford, Texas 11 4 6 9 -- 30

Hugoton Hoskinson 2 0-1 4, Parsons 1 0-3 2, Mueller 2 1-2 5, Goode 0 1-4 1, Kinser 0 0-2 0, Easton 2 0-1 4, Ramsey 2 0-0 4. Totals 9 2-13, 20.

Stratford, Texas Foos 2 2-4 8, Keener 2 0-0 4, Rueda 2 2-4 6, Chavoya 2 2-2 7, Ibarra 1 3-5 5. Totals 9 9-15 30.

3-Point goals Hugoton 0; Stratford 3 (Foos 2, Chavoya 1).

SW Heights 49, Guymon, Okla. 35

At Hugoton, the Southwestern Heights Lady Mustangs advanced to the semi-final round of the Hugoton Blue and Red Classic with a 45-35 victory over the Guymon Lady Tigers.

Heidi Brown led the Lady Mustangs with 18 points and completed 9-of-13 from the line.

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SW Heights 18 9 9 13 -- 49

Guymon, Okla. 7 6 10 12 -- 35

Southwestern Heights Jacobs 3 0-0 6, Brown 4 9-13 18, Angell 1 0-0 2, Coats 1 0-0 2, Chandler 0 0-2 0, Ryan 5 4-6 14, Stout 3 1-2 7. Totals 17 14-23 49.

Guymon, Okla. Cotter 1 0-2 2, Sledge 1 0-1 3, Pierce 0 1-2 1, Corral 2 0-0 6, Wadley 0 4-4 4, Costilla 5 3-4 14, Landess 0 3-6 3, Seymour 0 2-2 2. Totals 9 13-21 35.

3-Point goals Southwestern Heights 1 (Brown 1); Guymon 4 (Corral 2, Sledge 1, Costilla 1).

Perryton, Texas 53, Hooker, Okla. 31

Perryton, Texas, rolled past Hooker, Okla., 53-31, in the first round of the Red and White Classic.

Perryton held Hooker to just seven field goals. Most of Hooker's points came at the free throw line, where they were 17-of-27.

Lacey Herbert and Lisa Rinker each scored 11 for Perryton, and Sydney Walton added 10.

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Hooker, Okla. 11 6 10 4 -- 31

Perryton, Texas 18 11 9 15 -- 53

Hooker, Okla. Daves 0 0-2 0, Miller 0 1-3 1, Walton 1 0-0 2, Cathcart 4 5-8 13, Mathis 2 11-14 15. Totals 7 17-27 31.

Perryton, Texas Brewer 2 2-4 6, Skaggs 0 1-2 1, Walker 2 0-0 5, Walton 4 0-0 10, Herbert 4 3-4 11, Rinker 5 1-2 11, Swift 4 0-1 9. Totals 21 7-13 53.

3-point goals Hooker 0, Perryton 4 (Walker 1, Walton 2, Swift 1).