Midway 83, San Angelo Central 47
The Panthers came out running and gunning, producing one of their best offensive efforts of the season in a blowout win over the visiting Bobcats.
“I told them, I’m taking the reins off. Let’s go shoot the ball,” first-year Midway coach Brad Chasteen said in his postgame radio interview. “It made it more unselfish. You never know what to do with teenagers. They responded well tonight.”
Playoff-bound Midway (25-6 overall, 9-3 in 8-6A) secured no less than third place in the district with the runaway win. And the Panthers ensured that outcome early on, outscoring the Bobcats (15-15, 3-9) by a 29-11 count in the opening quarter.
Big man Bubba Furlong controlled the glass and scored a team-high 18 points for Midway. Jordan Maxwell and Levi Whiddon picked up eight points each in the Panthers’ balanced attack.
Vanguard 68, Dallas Shelton 18
The Vikings hit the Chargers from all angles in an easy district romp.
Six players scored eight points or more for Vanguard (29-7, 10-0), and four cracked double figures. Those were Elijah Wade with 13 points, Spencer Davis and Eloy Ibarra with 11 points apiece, and Kobe Thomas with 10.
La Vega 48, Connally 41
Behind an 18-point scoring effort from post Ta’Naiya Norwood, La Vega held off the rival Lady Cadets.
Shekenia Green swished in 13 points for La Vega (9-3 in District 17-4A). Connally was led by 18 points from Heaven Lang-Tucker.
Lorena 58, China Spring 50
Senior sharpshooter Carly Campbell tickled the nets for 18 points, and the Lady Leopards snapped China Spring’s winning streak at eight.
The teams ended up splitting the season series.
Abbie Snyder had 14 points to pace China Spring (18-10, 9-3).
It was a nice bounce-back game for Lorena (23-9, 8-4), which lost to Gatesville the last time out. Michelle Runyan scored 15 points for the Lady Leopards, and Steelie Priest had 14.