Wednesday's Hoops Round up - Elks now in first place in 9-5A
Burleson’s boys basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in District 9-5A with a 91-60 home win over Arlington Seguin Wednesday night.
The Elks (15-6, 5-1) made 13 three-pointers in the victory. Burleson plays Friday at second-place Crowley and hosts Granbury Tuesday to start the second half of district play. Granbury topped the Elks in the first half of district.
Jaylen Johnson hit six three-pointers on the way to a game-high 26 points. Johnson made four three-pointers in the first quarter to fuel a 27-18 run. The Elks finished strong with 30 fourth-quarter points.
Sam Martin scored 18 points for the Elks and Josiah Sneed added 14 points. Dalton Lane finished with 10 points. Martin, Levi Porter and Joe Lutka each made two three-pointers.
Mykelti Carelock paced Seguin with 17 points. Tayvin Tipler and Brandon Monroe each scored 12 points for the Cougars.
Lady Spartans down Joshua with defense
Defense was the name of the game for Centennial’s girls basketball team in its District 9-5A win at Joshua Wednesday night.
The Lady Spartans limited the Lady Owls to four points each in the first and fourth quarters as they registered a 64-34 win.
The victory kept Centennial (18-7, 7-1) in a first place tie with Crowley. The Lady Spartans hosts Everman Friday and play at Crowley Tuesday night.
With Kertisa Amos still out with an injury, Kayleigh Benson took over the scoring leadership. The senior guard hit four three-pointers, including three in the third quarter, on the way to a game-high 20 points. Ady Mize added 11 points.
Bianca Quintanilla led Joshua with 14 points while Ellie Berry scored nine points.
Spartans get past Owls
Anthony Hunter connected on five three-pointers Wednesday night to help Centennial to 62-58 District 9-5A victory at Joshua.
Hunter finished with a game-high 25 points including 17 in the second half. Zach Bolf scored 11 points for the Spartans.
Leading 23-20 at halftime, Centennial used a 24-20 run in the third quarter to take a 49-40 lead into the fourth quarter. The lead was just enough for the Spartans to survive a 19-15 run by the Owls.
Joshua’s Michael Ayers scored 20 points and Will Boyd chipped in 12 points.
Centennial (12-8, 4-2) hosts Everman Friday night and play Tuesday at Crowley.
Seguin stops Lady Elks
A slow start didn’t help Burleson Wednesday night as the Lady Elks fell to Arlington Seguin, 61-45, in a District 9-5A girls basketball game at Burleson.
The Lady Elks fell behind 23-8 after one quarter of play and couldn’t make up the difference despite outscored the Lady Cougars, 37-36, in the final three quarters.
The loss dropped Burleson to 2-6 in district and 12-13 overall. The Lady Elks play Friday at Crowley and host Granbury Tuesday.
Kate Renner led Burleson in scoring with 10 points while Carlen Payne scored eight points. Kiesha Harris and Caitlyn Kirkham each scored seven points.
Seguin’s Trintee Cannon led all scorers with 19 points. Sumaiyah Abdur-Rahim finished with 15 points and Timia Jefferson added 14 points.