Red Oak’s boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead Friday and then had to hold on for a slim, 72-67 win over Corsicana.

Melvin Johnson, who finished with a game-high 28 points, and Justin Bryan helped the Hawks grab a 27-10 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Red Oak maintained its double digit lead in the second quarter, but had it cut to 13 as the Hawks had a 44-31 halftime advantage.

Corsicana trimmed the lead even further in the third with the help of Darnelle Reese, who finished with a team-high 21 points.

The Tigers pulled to within 11 as the teams headed into the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too much for Corsicana to overcome.

Red Oak, despite being outscored 21-15 in the fourth quarter, managed to hold on for the five-point win.

Red Oak 72, Corsicana 67

Red Oak 27 17 13 15 - 72

Corsicana 10 21 15 21 - 67

Red Oak - Melvin Johnson 28, Justin Bryan 22, Greg Edwards 7, Cameron Hawkins 6, Jonathan Bange 4, Rasheed Hayes 3, Marcus Bables 2.

Corsicana - Darnelle Reese 21, Matt Ward 11, Otis Jackson 11, Omarius Hinds 10, Eugene White 9, Nea Williams 3, Jarrod McAdams 2.

Mabank 67, Ferris 50

Mabank used a big second quarter to take control and then put Ferris away with a big fourth quarter that capped a 67-50, District 13-3A win for Mabank.

Ferris held a two-point edge by the end of the first quarter, but saw its lead disappear quickly as Mabank outscored the Yellowjackets 21-11 in the second quarter to take a 34-26 halftime lead.

The Yellowjackets appeared to correct their mistakes in the third quarter and pulled to within six points as the teams headed into the fourth quarter.

Ferris, however, went cold over the final eight minutes and scored only six points, while Mabank poured in 17 to pull away for the 67-50 win.

Tevin Richard and Paul Alexander led Ferris with 16 and 10 points respectively.

Mabank 67, Ferris 50

Mabank 13 21 16 17 - 67

Ferris 15 11 18 6 - 50

Mabank - Haydon Blair 21, Kolton Browning 13, Barry Prather 12, Jarred Batson 9, Wayland Phams 9, Mack Wintin 2, David Perry 1.

Ferris - Tevin Richard 16, Paul Alexander 10, Emmanuel Grady 9, Jeremy Masterson 9, Tanner Bodine 2, Max Krause 2, Israel Munoz 2.

Girls

Corsicana 51, Red Oak 48

Playing without the district’s leading scorer, Red Oak still had its opportunities to get its third district win Friday against Corsicana.

The Lady Tigers, however, had other plans as they spoiled Red Oak’s comeback with a 51-48 win.

Corsicana built a comfortable 27-20 lead by halftime, but the Lady Hawks outscored Corsicana 14-4 in the third quarter to take over the lead and control of the game, 34-31.

The lead was short-lived though as Corsicana came storming back in the fourth quarter with the highest point total of the night for either team as they outscored Red Oak 20-14 to take the win, 51-48.

Red Oak had three players finish in double figures with Lauren Smith and Breanna Burks leading the way with 12 each and Tyra Patton finishing with 11.

Corsicana 51, Red Oak 48

Corsicana 9 18 4 20 - 51

Red Oak 5 15 14 14 - 48

Corsicana - Capricia Jones 14, Michelle Portis 9, Amber Wilkins 9, Shayla Mullin 6, Tawana Davis 5, Katherine Miller 4, Briana Cleveland 3, Brittany Winfrey 1.

Red Oak - Lauren Smith 12, Breanna Burks 12, Tyra Patton 11, Courtney Donahoo 7, Shanteeka Smith 2, Jackie Reyna 2, Taylor Ford 2.

Mabank 56, Ferris 42

Ferris let an early lead slip away Friday as Mabank controlled the final three quarters of its 56-42 win over the Lady Yellowjackets.

Ferris had a 17-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Mabank erased its deficit in just eight minutes, taking a 29-27 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Mabank outscored Ferris by six in each of the final two quarters to take the win.

Melissa Koetting and Natalie Tyner led Ferris with 14 and 12 points respectively.

Mabank 56, Ferris 42

Mabank 11 18 13 14 - 56

Ferris 17 10 7 8 - 42

Mabank - Groom 14, Blaire Hyle 12, Reub 8, Corter 7, Tucker 4, Goss 4, Reynolds 4, Graham 2, Cross 1.

Ferris - Melissa Koetting 14, Natalie Tyner 12, Meka Haynes 6, Chrystina Rodriguez 5, Tiara Hollywood 3, Ahlisha Frye 2.