Canton jumped out to an eight-point first quarter lead and never looked back in a 65-55 win over All Saints at the Bruce G. Brookshire Family Student Athletic Center on Tuesday night.
Canton’s Brad Wiggins knocked down three treys and scored a game-high 17 points, 11 of those in the final half.
Kelby Nixon scored eight of his 13 points to pace the Eagles to a 32-17 halftime lead.
All Saints pulled within 10 three times in the third quarter and twice early in the final quarter before Wiggins and five of Ryan Anderson’s 11 points sealed the win for Canton.
All Saints’ Luke Lee was a presence all night scoring a team-high 13 points, all of which came in the first three quarters.
Early turnovers by the Trojans aided Canton’s quick start. Also, All Saints was 12 of 25 from the free throw line.
The Trojans came out of the intermission with 21 points in the third period and eight players making at least one basket. Closing the game to the closest it would be, Brice Borgeson scored two of his nine points to make it 46-38 as the third quarter wrapped up.
Aston Francis took over for the Trojans in the final period to score seven of his 11 points. Francis closed out the Trojans scoring with a strong baseline basket, was fouled and converted the old-fashioned 3-point play for the 65-55 final score.
Spencer Ball and Jaired Maddox scored 6 points apiece for All Saints, while Matthew Brunson and Cameron Huckabee scored 4 points each in the loss.
Canton’s Reese Frosch was in double-digits with 10 points and teammates Jared Grace and Joey Gann added 5 points apiece to aid in the win.
The loss evens the Trojans’ record at 1-1 after a win to start the year over Ovilla Christian. All Saints plays in the Slocum Tournament beginning on Thursday night against Slocum at 7 p.m.
Canton will entertain Palestine Westwood on Friday night with a 7 p.m. tip off slated.
Canton 65, All Saints 55
Canton 15 17 14 19 — 65
All Saints 7 10 21 17 — 55
CANTON — Jared Grace, 5; Joey Gann, 5; Kelby Nixon, 15; Ryan Anderson, 11; Jona Wilson, 2; Brad Wiggins, 17; Reese Frosch, 10.
ALL SAINTS — Aston Francis, 11; Ruben Delong, 2; Luke Lee, 13; Matthew Brunson, 4; Spencer Ball, 6; Jaired Maddox, 6; Cameron Huckabee, 4; Brice Borgeson, 9.
THREE POINT GOALS — C: Wiggins (3), Nixon (2), Gann.
RECORDS — Canton 1-0; All Saints 1-1.
NEXT UP — Palestine Westwood at Canton, 7 p.m. Friday; All Saints vs. Slocum, 7 p.m. Thursday, Slocum Tournament.