KILLEEN – Since claiming the top spot in the district standings, the Midway boys basketball team has shown that it doesn’t want to give it up.

Midway stayed in that perch by powering to a 71-39 win over Killeen in District 8-6A competition on Friday night. The Panthers (8-1 in district) hold a one-game lead over second-place Ellison and have at least a three-game edge over anyone else.

Anthony Scott dropped in 13 points and nine assists in the victory for the Panthers. Jhordian Maxwell had nine points, while Will Rigney, Diego Gonzalez and C.J. Williams scored eight apiece.

Groesbeck 51, McGregor 43

Ameer Lee knocked down 18 points, helping the Goats to a District 19-3A victory over the Bulldogs.

Nick Mosley chipped in 12 for Groesbeck, now 14-13 overall and 6-3 in district. For McGregor (13-14, 6-3), Marcus Irons and Keilen Hicks led the way with 11 points each.

GIRLSGatesville 43, Connally 40

Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Hornets, who pulled out a second straight tight win in District 17-4A. Gatesville defeated La Vega, 45-40, on Tuesday.

Allaria Jones led the way with 15 points for Gatesville (20-9 overall, 7-3 in district). Sharpshooting senior guard Rebekah Nolte added 12 points, while freshman Marlee Ward had 11.

Miannah Little had 14 points for Connally (20-11, 4-5).

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