Lady Spartans defeat Seguin; Elks, Spartans win
Facing one of the top two teams in District 9-5A, Centennial defeated Arlington Seguin, 58-53, Friday in girls basketball play.
The Lady Spartans used a 19-12 second quarter run to take a 32-25 lead into halftime. Seguin outscored Centennial, 28-26, in the second half but it wasn’t enough to register the win.
Ady Mize led Centennial in scoring with 18 points. Zassmine Birdwell scored 14 points and Kayleigh Benson finished with 12 points.
Seguin’s Trinitee Cannon finished with 17 points and Timia Jefferson chipped in 16 points.
Elks top Everman
Burleson used its three-point shooting prowess to topple Everman, 54-45, Friday night in a District 9-5A boys basketball game.
The Elks connected on 11 three-pointers in the win. Sam Martin made four three-pointers on the way to a game-high 18 points.
Jaylen Johnson, who finished with 12 points, hit two three-pointers. Logan Potts made three three-pointers to finished with nine points. Dalton Lane also scored nine points and Joshia Sneed (six points) hit two three-pointers.
After one quarter, the game was tied at 9-9 then the Elks went on an 11-5 run to take a 20-14 lead into halftime. In the second half, Burleson outscored the Bulldogs, 33-19, to collect the win.
Jay Sexton paced Everman with 12 points. De’corian Clark scored 11 points and Jr. Little added 10 points.
Spartans stop Seguin
Zach Bolf scored a game-high 21 points as Centennial defeated Arlington Seguin, 65-59, Friday in a boys District 9-5A basketball game.
The Spartans used nice runs in the first and third quarters to pick up the win. Centennial outscored the Cougars, 16-8, in the first quarter and 13-9 in the third quarter to take a 43-35 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also hitting double-figure scoring for the Spartans were Anthony Hunter (11 points), Corbin Franco (10 points) and Jacon Stuckey (10 points).
Seguin was led in scoring by Kayveion Cole with 16 points. Mar’Darius Scott finished with 13 points.
Lady Elks fall to Everman
With 10 seconds to play, Burleson got the steal it needed but couldn’t hit the shot it needed as the Lady Elks fell at Everman, 43-42, in a Distirct 9-5A girls basketball game.
“I thought we played pretty well,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “We missed free throws early in the fourth quarter but it looked like we’d weather it but couldn’t do it.”
Burleson led 28-26 heading into the third quarter and pushed its advantage to five points in the fourth quarter.
“We missed too many rebounds and committed some bad fouls and missed four critical free throws in the last two minutes,” Enis said.
The Lady Elks’ defense, which Ennis said is improving, held Loryn Wooden, Everman’s leading-scorer, to four points.
Caitlyn Kirkham led Burleson in scoring with 20 points while Maleigha Landers scored 13 points.
Everman’s top-scorer was Donetria McGee, who finished with 16 points. Trintee Alexander scored 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs