8th Necks get sunk by Cardinals

In a rematch from an early season clash, White Oak found themselves on the wrong end of a key district matchup against Sabine. Sabine jumped out to a 16-6 1st quarter lead due to a full court press that opened the game up to an 8-2 run. After a quick adjustment, White Oak was able to withstand Sabine’s pressure throughout the night. The Necks played from behind all game, but eventually cut the Cardinal lead to 4 with 1:30 left to play. A hard foul by White Oak in an attempt to stop the clock resulted in a flagrant foul and put Sabine on the line plus possession. The end result put Sabine up 5 to seal the win 41-36. Both Landyn Grant & Caden Tyner finished in double digits for the Necks on the night.

“Our guys played hard all night. When you face a team who views you as their rival you are always going to get their best shot. Sabine gave us all we wanted, we were able to hold our own, but down the stretch we could not capitalize on opportunities. The good news is we get another shot at them last game of the year.”

White Oak drops to 7-4 on the year and 4-2 in district. The Necks will face Sabine for a 3rd round battle Feb. 4.

The Roughnecks host Gladewater next Thursday in a key district matchup.

Box Score:

White Oak .    6-13-10-7…..36

Sabine .          16-11-8-6……41

Grant (19), Tyner (12), Mumphrey (3), Carter (2)

Big Sandy Tourney Recap

The 8th grade Roughnecks finished 2-1 on the day in the Big Sandy Tournament this weekend. They finished at the top on the consolation side of the bracket. The day started off rocky with a 7 point loss to Winnsboro, followed by a 2 point win against Hawkins, and ending on a 38 point blowout win against Grand Saline.

“Overall, we learned some very valuable lessons against each opponent we faced. Our transition game improved today, our sense of urgency improved today, and I believe that our ability to get locked in before games got better.”

For the Roughnecks, Adrian Mumphrey, Landyn Grant, and Caden Tyner all excelled offensively. Noah Carter & Holden Hodges were standouts on the defensive side. After weekend play, the 8th grade’s season record bumps to 7-3 overall and 4-1 in district. White Oak takes on Sabine Thursday at home.

Box Scores:

White Oak .    6-0-6-8…..20

Winnsboro .    7-8-7-5…..27


White Oak .    10-8-10-12…..40

Hawkins .        8-11-6-13…….38


White Oak .    10-18-16-4…..48

Grand Saline . 6-0-2-2………10


8th Necks comes up short against West Rusk

The 8th grade boys traveled to West Rusk Thursday night and found themselves on the wrong end against West Rusk. The loss marks the first blemish for the Necks’ district record 4-1 and brings the overall record to 5-2. The Necks found themselves down 9 at half, and could never climb back into the ballgame.

“Despite losing 47-22, we played our hearts out. West Rusk was scrappy and physical, and we, for the most part, matched that. They pulled the ball out of the net and transitioned faster than any team we’ve seen this year.”

Landyn Grant finished with 9 points while Caden Tyner dropped in 7 for White Oak. The Necks travel to Big Sandy this weekend before returning home next Thursday to play Sabine.

Box Score:

White Oak:     3…..9…..19…..22

West Rusk:     6….20…36…..47

Scoring: Grant (9), Tyner (7), Millwood (4), Kneifl (3), Mumphrey (2), Craig (2)

8th Necks cap off ’18 with win

The 8th grade Roughnecks finish out 2018 with a victory over Arp. With the win, the Necks sit atop of the district standings going into the holiday break. In the win, Landyn Grant finished with 19 points followed by Caden Tyner & Adrian Mumphrey’s 8 points a piece. The Necks will take a short few weeks off before returning to action against West Rusk.


Box Score:

White Oak: 9…..10…..10…..15……..44

Arp:      8…..2…….6……..6………22


Scoring: Grant (19), Mumphrey (8), Tyner (8), Millwood (3), Craig (3), Carter (2), Hodges (1)

8th Necks defeat Winona

The 8th grade Roughnecks notched their 4th win of the season Monday night against the Winona Wildcats 47-40. The win moves them to 3-0 in district play and 4-1 overall. After jumping out to an 11-4 lead after 1 quarter, the Necks held a 7 point lead heading into halftime. Towards the end of the 3rd quarter, Winona went on an 8-0 run to take a 2 point lead heading into the 4th quarter. White Oak doubled up Winona down the stretch outscoring them 18-9 in the 4th.

“In my opinion, basketball is a game of runs, 6-0, 8-2, 11-0. Teams that can handle and manage runs from their opponents usually stand a good chance of winning. Tonight was a great game for us, on the road, in a hostile environment.”

The Roughnecks host the Arp Tigers Monday night before heading into the Christmas break.


Box Score

White Oak .    11…..19…..10…..18……….47

Winona .          4…..8……19……9…………40

8th Necks blow by Troup

The 8th grade Roughnecks improved to 2-0 in district as they defeated Troup last night 39-14. Adrian Mumphrey led all scorers with 12 points & going 8-12 from the free throw line. White Oak raced out to a 15-1 advantage after the 1st quarter. After 2 single digit quarters, the Necks dropped 14 in the 4th to put the game out of reach. White Oak will travel to Winona next Monday for their first road game of the season.

Box Score

White Oak-     15-4-6-14…..39

Troup –            1-3-5-5………14

Scoring: C. Millwood (5), A. Mumphrey (12), Z. Jacyno (4), L. Grant (4), H. Craig (2), D. Kneifl (2), C. Tyner (6), H. Hodges (4)