LORENA – Senior guard Rebekah Nolte swished in 16 points as Gatesville’s girls shot down Lorena, 41-35, to clinch no less than a share of second place in District 17-4A.
Gatesville (22-9 overall, 9-3 in district) could also pick up a share of the district crown if Lorena defeats China Spring in the season finale on Tuesday. In that case, those three teams would all finish in a tie at 9-3. The Lady Hornets have completed their regular season.
Allaria Jones helped supplement Nolte’s steady scoring with 13 points for Gatesvillle. For Lorena (23-11, 8-3), Michelle Runyan hit for a game-leading 21 points and Alana Armstrong added 11.
Connally 63, Robinson 57
The Lady Cadets brought out their snipers, and as a result they still have a shot at a playoff berth.
Connally (21-12, 5-6) made 10 3-pointers in the victory – including four apiece from Miannah Little and Heaven Lang-Tucker. With the win, Connally will face rival La Vega on Tuesday in a winner-take-all clash for the fourth and final playoff spot in 17-4A.
Tucker finished with 25 points, and Little had 24.
BOYS#16 Connally 85, Robinson 42
The No. 16-ranked Cadets showed off their overwhelming balance, as 11 players scored and four hit for double digits as they doubled up Robinson.
Sidney Hadden continued his strong senior year by scoring 17 points to lead Connally, which improved to 21-7 overall and a perfect 10-0 in District 17-4A. Zailin Cleveland added 13 points, Trajan Snell had 12 and Keith Black scored 10.
Riesel 54, Wortham 44
The Indians kept a stranglehold on first place in District 18-2A by taking down the Bulldogs behind 23 points from Tanner Smith.
Riesel’s 6-foot-5 big man Jay Bennett added 10 points for the Indians (14-11 overall, 8-2 in district).
Waco High 68, Bryan 64
Ty’ric Crosby’s 20 points helped push the Lions to a big-time win over the Vikings, who came into the night as one of the co-leaders of District 18-5A.
Crosby didn’t do it alone, though. Dale Smith went for 13 points and A.J. West scored 12 points for Waco High, which improves to 18-12 overall and 5-4 in the district.