GIRLS

Midway 62, Killeen 60

KILLEEN — Kayla White came up with a buzzer-beating putback to propel the Pantherettes over the Lady Kangaroos in a first-place battle in District 8-6A.

Midway trailed by six points entering the final quarter, thanks to a 14-2 surge from Killeen (20-10, 9-2) to end the third quarter. But Midway (25-5, 9-2) responded with a big run of its own, opening the fourth on an 8-0 spurt.

Temple 50, Waco High 45

Coryn Grovey hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:02 to play, and the Lady Wildcats held off a feisty upset try from the Lady Lions.

Grovey’s bucket put Temple (16-11 overall, 8-2 in 18-5A) in front, 47-44, and Waco High never regained the lead again. Breyaunna Sigler scored 12 points to head up Temple, and Keziah Dilworth and Wilashia Burleson added 11 apiece.

Perrisha Cox hit for 12 points to pace the Lady Lions.

China Spring 59, La Vega 44

The Lady Cougars’ upward ascent continued, as Alex Perkins and Abbie Snyder scored 16 points apiece in a victory over the three-time defending district champion Lady Pirates.

China Spring (16-9 overall, 7-2 in District 17-4A) trailed 9-3 after a sluggish opening quarter, but outscored La Vega 21-6 in the second to take control. Gabrielle Cleveland chipped in 10 points in the Lady Cougars’ triumph.

Shekenia Green swished in 15 points for La Vega (10-14, 7-3).

BOYS

Midway 72, Killeen 46

The Panthers used a hot shooting night and a sturdy defensive effort to run away the visiting Kangaroos at the Midway High arena.

It marked the fourth win in the past five games for Midway (23-5 overall, 7-2 in Class 8-6A), which remains in a second-place tie with 22nd-ranked Ellison in the district race behind one-loss Shoemaker.

Temple 59, Waco High 50

Temple used a balanced scoring attack to thwart Waco High, which once again proved reliant on the steady scoring of D.J. Montgomery. Montgomery scored 22 points for the Lions, but only one other player cracked double figures in the scoring column. Meanwhile, Temple had four double-digit scorers, led by 13 each from Jashawn Darden and Wesley Sheppard.

Vanguard 77, Rapoport 40

Despite wearing a facemask from a broken nose earlier in the season, Kobe Thomas scored 19 points and the second-ranked Vikings rolled to an easy win over the crosstown rival Ravens.

Braden Black added 12 points and Hudson Bradley supplied 10 for Vanguard (26-7) in the nondistrict battle.

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