Anna’s Coyotes picked up two wins and two losses at the Celeste Blue Devil basketball tournament last Thursday through Saturday at Celeste High School. The results evened the Coyotes’ non-district record at 4-4. In a 48-40 loss to Leonard on Thursday, guard Micah Cotton put up a team-high 10 points for Anna and forward Jeremiah Ivery added eight. The Class 3A Tigers pulled away after a tight first quarter to lead, 33-22, at halftime. Anna bounced back with an 18-15 second-half but it wasn’t enough.


On Thursday night, the Coyotes handed Gunter its first loss on the young season, 45-31. Forward Jaedin Victorian came up big for Anna with a team-high 12 points and Ivery chipped in nine. After a low-scoring first quarter by both squads, the Coyotes took control with an 18-5 second stanza to lead 22-11 at the halftime break. Kyle Watson’s nine points led the Class 3A Tigers.


In a low-scoring affair versus Lone Oak on Friday, Anna prevailed, 16-10, led by guard Bullet Geer’s six points. The Class 3A Buffaloes were held scoreless in the first quarter as Anna built a 10-0 lead. On Saturday, Tom Bean got by the Coyotes, 40-39, with Cotton putting up a team-high 17 points. Anna got out to an early 12-2 lead but by halftime the Class 2A Tomcats led, 22-20.


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Anna 13 9 12 6 - 40


Leonard 15 18 9 6 - 48


Anna scoring: Micah Cotton 10, Jeremiah Ivery 8, Bullet Geer 8, Kamden Spence 6, Jackson Vandagriff 3, Jaedin Victorian 3, Jayden Rodgers 2.


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Anna 4 18 15 8 - 45


Gunter 6 5 11 9 - 31


Anna scoring: Jaedin Victorian 12, Jeremiah Ivery 9, Micah Cotton 7, Jackson Vandagriff 6, Kamden Spence 5, Jayden Rodgers 4, Jaden Adams 1, Bullet Geer 1.


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Anna 10 3 1 2 - 16


Lone Oak 0 3 2 5 - 10


Anna scoring: Bullet Geer 6, Jeremiah Ivery 5, Micah Cotton 2, Jackson Vandagriff 2, Kamden Spence 1.


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Anna 12 8 8 11 - 39


Tom Bean 2 20 11 7 - 40


Anna scoring: Micah Cotton 17, Kamden Spence 6, Jayden Rodgers 5, Bullet Geer 5, Jaeden Victorian 2, Jackson Vandagriff 2, Jaden Adams 2.


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