DALLAS β Dallas Madison opened up a big lead in the middle periods and held off John Tylerβs late charge to beat the Lions 94-83.
Six players posted double figures for Madison, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A behind Houston Yates.
JT (6-12) was led by a 31-point performance from Tuys Bowser. Isaac Warren (11 points), Greg Ward (10 points) and Hennessey Lampkin (10 points) also hit double digits for JT, which shaved 14 points off its deficit with a 32-point outburst in the fourth period.
The Lions open 16-4A play on Tuesday at Nacogdoches.
Dallas Madison 94, John Tyler 83
John Tyler 17181632 β 83
Madison 19302718 β 94
JOHN TYLER β Darion Flowers, 8; Greg Ward, 10; Jordan Caldwell, 6; Isaac Warren, 11; Rodney Bendy, 2; Keaunte Humber, 4; Tyus Bowser, 31; Hennessey Lampkin, 10.
MADISON β JD Wallace, 18; Admon Gilder, 15; Eric Robinson, 15; Devante Wheatley, 15; Lebraun Armstrong, 14; Cameron Bryant, 10; Demarcus West, 5; Gearion Walker, 2.
THREE POINT GOALS β JT: Lampkin (2), Ward, Bowser.
RECORDS β John Tyler 6-12; Dallas Madison 12-4.
NEXT UP β John Tyler at Nacogdoches, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Dallas Roosevelt at Dallas Madison, 8 p.m. Tuesday.