Spartans finish second at Johnston Memorial
After winning its first two games in District 5-5A play, Centennial’s boys basketball team made its way to the title game of Midland’s Bryon Johnston Holiday Classic.
The Spartans came up short in Saturday’s title game losing to Spring Woods, 64-61, as Tayton Conerway scored 24 points. Zach Bolf and Anthony Hunter added 10 points each.
Conerway and Jacob Stuckey earned all-tournament honors.
Centennial reached the title game thanks to wins over Midland, San Angelo Central, and Plainview.
Last Thursday, the Spartans downed Midland, 75-73. Stuckey scored 17 points, Conerway finished with 16 points and Hunter added 13 points.
Conerway scored 21 points in Centennial’s 71-41 win Friday over Central. Hunter tallied 15 points, Bolf scored 12 and Stuckey finished with 11 points.
Also on Friday, the Spartans downed Plainview, 76-37, behind 19 points from Conerway. Stuckey chipped in 17 points and Hunter scored 12 points.
Centennial returns the district play Friday at Mansfield Timberview. The Spartans play at Burleson Tuesday.
Lady Spartans place third
Led by an all-tournament performance by senior guard Kertisa Amos, Centennial’s girls basketball team finished third over the weekend at the Lake Travis Holiday Tournament.
The Lady Spartans defeated Cedar Ridge, 59-54, Saturday for third-place. Amos scored 22 points in the win while Ne’Khyria Rogers added 13 points.
Centennial went 4-1 at the tournament.
In the semifinals, Lake Travis defeated Centennial, 53-49, Friday despite 16 points from Amos and 13 points from Rogers. Also on Friday, the Lady Spartans stopped Klein Oak, 79-55. Centennial had four double-figure scorers in Amos (22 points), Amyria Walker (16), Rogers (14) and Jollie Johnson (12).
Last Thursday in pool play, the Lady Spartans beat Leander, 69-35, and Lake Travis, 56-46. Amos scored 19 points and Johnson finished with 14 points against Leander. Trystan Clark scored 15 points in the win over Lake Travis. Amos and Johnson each scored 10 points.
The Lady Spartans return to District 5-5A play Friday at Mansfield Timberview. Centennial plays Tuesday at Burleson.
Lady Elks finish fourth
Burleson’s girls basketball team had a strong showing over the weekend at the Gilchrist Automotive Classic in Weatherford.
The Lady Elks finished fourth after losing a pair of games Saturday to Amarillo Tascosa and Euless Trinity.
In the third-place game, Burleson fell to Trinity, 39-30, despite 13 points from Trinitee Johnson.
The Lady Elks lost to Tascosa, 72-27, in Saturday’s semifinals. Johnson scored 10 points in the loss.
Burleson opened the tournament last Thursday with a pair of wins.
Johnson scored 25 points and Rylee Moseley tallied 11 points in a 58-40 win over Millsap. Then the Lady Elks topped Sanger, 45-17, as Moseley scored nine points and Johnson finished with seven points.
Friday, Burleson beat Leander Rouse, 53-27. Three Lady Elks, Moseley (13 points), Johnson (12 points) and Caitlyn Kirkham (11), all topped double-figure scoring in the win.
Burleson returns to District 5-5A play Friday at Arlington Seguin. The Lady Elks host Centennial Tuesday.
Elks play in Tyler
Burleson’s boys basketball team posted a 1-2 record at the over the weekend at the
Wagstaff Holiday Classic hosted by Tyler Junior College.
The Elks lost to Lindale, 72-59, last Thursday then defeated Whitehouse, 69-61, Friday. Burleson closed out the tournament with a 64-56 loss Saturday to Legacy School of Sports Science from Houston.
The Elks restart District 5-5A play Friday at Arlington Seguin. Burleson hosts Centennial Tuesday.