SAN ANGELO — Midway’s No. 23-ranked boys basketball team continues to raise the bar.
Diego Gonzalez and Will Rigney scored 24 points each to propel the high-scoring Panthers to an 86-76 win over San Angelo Central in District 8-6A play on Tuesday night. Midway (24-8, 11-1) continues to retain the lead in the district, by one game over second-place Ellison.
Midway had an especially efficient second quarter, putting up 31 points. Rigney scored 12 points in the second period alone, while Anthony Scott banged down two of his three 3-pointers in that period. Scott finished with nine points.
Waco High 57, University 39
Dale Smith worked his way inside for a game-best 15 points, and the Lions vanquished the Trojans in the crosstown showdown between the Waco ISD rivals at the Waco High gym.
Waco High (19-12 overall, 6-4 in District 18-5A) exacted a measure of redemption, as University won the first meeting between the clubs, 60-56, on its home floor. Tony Caufield chipped in 11 points for the Lions.
University (8-19 overall, 2-8 in district) was led by Derek Hopkins’ 13 points.
Rosebud-Lott 62, Valley Mills 46
Jeremy Truesdale led three Cougar players in double figures with 18 points, and Rosebud-Lott rolled to a District 17-2A triumph.
Sophomore guard Keith Finan contributed 11 points for the Cougars (19-12, 8-4) and Jaquarion Johnson hit for 10. Valley Mills dropped to 6-6 in district play.
Lorena 66, China Spring 42
Bryan Ash scored 22 points, and the Leopards completed a season sweep to take a stranglehold on second place in District 17-4A with the road win.
Lorena (7-3 17-4A) trailed 17-11 after the first quarter but outscored the Cougars (7-4 district) 40-11 over the next two quarters to run away. Calvin Small had 12 points, and Caidon Livingston put in 10 for the Leopards.
Landan Hensley led China Spring with 15, and Antwan Stephens and Eli Stephens added 10 apiece.
GIRLSCrawford 73, Moody 36
Peyton Elmore pumped in 18 points as Crawford wrapped up its regular season as the outright District 17-2A champions.
Morgan Claxton and Anne Williams scored 12 points apiece for Crawford (21-6, 13-1), which also won district (and state) in the volleyball season. Baylee Griffith added 10 points. The game was never in doubt, as Crawford built a 38-14 lead by the halftime break.
No. 11 Midway 44, San Angelo Central 35
No. 11-ranked Midway closed out the regular season in style, picking up its 30th win of the year on senior night at the Midway Arena.
The Pantherettes finished at 30-4 overall and 12-2 in District 8-6A, just a game behind No. 16 Killeen Ellison, who Midway split with during the regular season. Now Midway will turn its attention to the playoffs, which open next Monday.
University 67, Waco High 60
Junior Desirae Mathis tossed in 19 points, while Sheridan Gamble chipped in 18 as the playoff-bound Lady Trojans outlasted the Lady Lions in District 18-5A action.
Jonesha Mosley led Waco High with 19 points, while Perrisha Cox hit for 17 in her final game for the Lady Lions.