The Carlisle Bison played one of their best games of the season but could not come up with their first win on the scoreboard as the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots pulled away for a 56-38 win Tuesday at Bison Arena.

Carlisle’s received a forfeit victory from Brinkley, which used an ineligible player against the Bison in December.

In Tuesday’s game, Carlisle never led but trailed 12-10 after one quarter when Dominic Castleberry hit a three-pointer at the buzzer.

The Patriots pushed out to a 19-12 lead with 4:51 left in the first half. The Bison stormed back with six consecutive points — four from Nick Schafer and two from Brynden Weems — to trail 19-18 with 3:10 left.

Carlisle had a chance to take the lead but missed a layup with 2:48 left in the half.

The Patriots pushed their lead to 22-18 before the Bison scored three in a row to trail 22-21 with 1:09 left.

Carlisle had chances to take the lead but could not convert and trailed 26-21 at halftime.

The Bison tried to keep it close in the third quarter, trailing 30-27 with 6:01 left. However, the Patriots pulled away and led 45-30 after three quarters.

Schafer led the Bison with 16 points. Weems added 12. Cole Sheets scored seven. Castleberry added three.

Both Carlisle boys teams will play in the 2A-6 district tournament at Clarendon on Saturday.

Hughes 77, Bison 35

The Carlisle Bison stayed with Hughes during the first quarter but lost to the Blue Devils 77-35 last week.

Hughes led 25-14 after one quarter and 47-20 at halftime.

Nick Schafer led Carlisle with 13 points. Brynden Weems had seven. Dominic Castleberry, Chance Richards and Cole Sheets had four points each. Lewis Bunch had two.

PW 42, Junior Bison 28

Palestine-Wheatley pulled away from Carlisle for a 42-28 win Tuesday night.

The Junior Patriots led 22-20 in the third quarter before outscoring Carlisle 20-8 the remainder of the game.

Zach Caviness led Carlisle with 10 points. Jamarious Harper had six. Jermyne Williamson and Drake Adams had five points each. Shawn Wakefield had two.