The Kingwood High School boys' basketball team earned third place at the Austin Anderson Tournament over the weekend.

 The Mustangs rallied past Plano, 39-37, to close out tournament play.

Chase Lovins led the way with 13 points, all in the fourth quarter, to pace a furious comeback. Kingwood trailed 32-21 after three quarters before Lovins heated up and the defense limited Plano to just five points over the final eight minutes.

 Brandon Burrell also played a key role with 10 points, as did Ubong Nwoko, who contributed with eight points.

 Kingwood also turned back Kempner, 56-48, in tournament play behind 19 points from Matt Charles. Lovins scored 16 and Burrell 11 points in the victory.

 Charles scored 19 points and Connor Gaines added eight more in a 49-42 victory over Holmes. Gaines also scored 16 points in Kingwood's only loss of tournament play, a 49-36 setback at the hands of Austin Westlake.

 The Mustangs pulled out a 56-51 victory over Eisenhower early last week at home, prior to tournament play. Lovins poured in 24 points and Matt Charles added 10 more.

 Kingwood opened a slim 13-11 lead at the quarter and held onto that margin, taking a 28-26 advantage at halftime. The Mustangs couldn't shake the visitors but did slightly increase their lead to 43-39 entering the final period.

 The Mustangs return to action on Monday, Dec. 12, for a non-district game at Klein. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. The next home game is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, with Spring.

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