Resuming district competition this week, the Farmersville boys basketball team secured its first district win since the 2018-19 season.
After losing their district opener to Caddo Mills, the Farmers found redemption in their first game of the week, facing Sunnyvale on the road Tuesday, Jan. 5. Playing their third road game in seven days, the Farmers were able to win their second overtime game in a week, defeating the Raiders 91-86.
After trailing by six at the end of the first quarter, the Farmers bounced back in the second quarter, outsourcing Sunnyvale 23-15 en route to a two-point lead at halftime. In the second half, both teams struggled to score in the third quarter, with 24 combined points scored in the period. A flurry of offense occurred in the fourth quarter, with Farmersville able to add 26 points during the final eight minutes to set up overtime. In overtime, the Farmers were able to use their veteran leadership to guide them to a five-point victory.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]