Cedar Hill 62, Cibolo Steele 42: Behind 22 points from freshman forward Joyner Holes, Cedar Hill advanced to the Mansfield Rotary Tournament finals, beating Cibolo Steele 62-42 on Friday night at Summit High School.
Steele stuck around in the first quarter, trailing just 19-14 at the end of the frame. Cedar Hill blew the game open shortly after, opening the second quarter with an 11-0 run and pushing its lead up to 20 after halftime.
Hill scored 10 of her 22 points in the second quarter. Steele was led by McKenzie Calverts 17 points.
Huntsville 49, Arlington Lamar 43: Trailing most of the game, Lamars comeback bid was spoiled by Huntsvilles late free-throw shooting.
After trailing by as many as nine, sophomore Dezirae Hampton hit a 3-pointer with 3:35 left to pull the Vikings within 43-41. But Huntsville reeled off six straight points to turn Lamar back. Hampton led the Vikes with 15 points.
Mansfield Timberview 46, Amarillo 28: After a slow start, he Wolves rolled past the Sandies at the Mansfield Rotary Tournament on Friday afternoon at Timberview High School.
Timberview advances to the semifinals.
Timberview trailed 13-9 after the first quarter, with leading scorer Lili Thompson failing to record a point. From there, the Wolves dominated, holding Amarillo to single-digit scoring quarters the rest of the way.
Dayo Olabode led the Wolves with 15 points. Thompson finished with 12 points.
Marcus 45, Arlington Bowie 35: The Marauders shutdown Arlington Bowie's offense on Friday afternoon at Timberview High School, defeating Bowie to advance to the Mansfield Rotary Tournament semifinals.
The Lady Vols managed just two points in the opening quarter before making a run late in the second quarter to cut down Marcus lead to 19-18 at halftime.
In the fourth quarter, junior forward Morgan Easley scored 6 of her game-high 14 points to put the game away and seal the win for the Lady Marauders.
North Crowley 33, Mansfield Lake Ridge 24: In a consolation bracket game at Mansfield High, Lake Ridge scored the first seven points of the game, but North Crowley clamped down defensively and outscored the Eagles 21-6 for the remainder of the first half.
The Panthers extended their lead to 31-20 after three quarters and by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter. Brianna Holmes paced North Crowley with 10 points. Arieana Smith led Lake Ridge with 10 points.
Stephenville 50, Grapevine 45: Cassidy Cline made two decisive plays in a three-second span to lift the Honeybees past Grapevine on Friday at Mansfield High School.
Grapevine led 44-37 about midway through the fourth quarter when Breyana Diaz took a charge for Stephenville, and it seemed to ignite the rally. The Honeybees pulled to within 45-43 before Dally Friedrich hit two free throws to tie the game.
Grapevine turned it over on the ensuing possession, and Cline hit a baseline jumper to put Stephenville up 47-45. Cline then stole a pass on the ensuing possession before hastily shooting up a three-pointer that swished in just as the buzzer was set to go off.
Diaz led Stephenville with 13 points while Merideth Culpepper and Sheridan Stokes each added 10. Grapevines Madyson Broussard led all scorers with 19 points.
Cedar Hill 53, Mansfield Summit 38: The Longhors kept Mansfield Summit at arms length most of the game before pulling away in the fourth quarter Friday morning in the third round of the winners bracket at Summit High School.
"Summit did a great job in the beginning of the game controlling the tempo. They got us in a tempo that we don't really want to play," Cedar Hill coach Andrea Robinson said. "We had some good runs that got the tempo going in our favor and I think that was the shift."
The shift came late in the third quarter. With the Lady Longhorns leading 29-20, Summit junior guard Keanna Kelly hit consecutive three-pointers to pull the Lady Jaguars within 29-26 with 3:54 remaining in the period. That was as close as Summit would get. Cedar Hill outscored Summit 16-6 over the next eight minutes, and freshman Joyner Holmes made a breakaway layup with 3:28 left in the game to give Cedar Hill a 45-32 lead and end any remaining Lady Jaguar threat.
"It just got away from us," Summit coach Tammy Lusinger said after the game. "It's hard to offensive rebound against them. I told the girls I'm extremely pleased with their effort. We've got to shoot free throws better and we've got to get the 50-50 balls to be able to compete with a team like that."
Cedar Hill's 6-foot-3 post Jada Terry led all players with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor. Kelly led the way for Summit with 13 points, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. The Lady Jags shot only 33 percent from the field for the contest.
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