Anna Jefferson-Polk's basket from under the rim with six seconds to play lifted the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos to a 31-29 victory against Everman and the championship of the Brewer Tournament.
Weatherford (9-2) led by 16 points before Everman began hitting a barrage of 3-pointers. The last tied the game with 15 seconds remaining.
"We got it in so quick to Anna and she was pushing it by the first two defenders. We decided to let her go the distance and see if we could create a scoring opportunity, and if not we'd call a timeout with eight seconds or so," said Weatherford coach Darryn Shearmire. "Well, she got to the rim uncontested and hit it."
Everman attempted a desperation shot at the buzzer that missed.
"Sometimes you just have to rely on your defense and finish out," said Shearmire.
Jefferson-Polk led Weatherford with 10 points in the final. She scored 15 in an opening-round 55-31 win over Trophy Club Nelson. Maddie Dorris led with 17 in a 53-39 victory against Boswell, and Dorris (12) and Gracie Ferguson (11) combined for 23 in a 36-34 semifinal win over Lake Dallas.
The Poolville Lady Monarchs (8-3) finished second to Santo, dropping a 47-42 final. Tracy Johnson scored 19 for Poolville.
The Lady Monarchs defeated Sterling City 53-26 as Johnson scored 17, Abilene Christian 48-13 behind 16 from Tracy Johnson and 10 from her sister Trinity Johnson, Albany 35-11 as Carissa Perkins scored nine, and Seymour 46-37 as Tracy Johnson tallied 21 and Ryan Jennings 14.
GLEN ROSE TOURNAMENT
The Peaster Lady Greyhounds (5-2) won the Silver Bracket with a 57-42 defeat of Granbury as Baylee Hull (13), Taryn Cast (12) and Kelli Burkhalter (10) each scored in double figures.
Peaster also defeated China Spring 60-39 with Baylee Chapman scoring 16, Burkhalter 14 and Hull 12, and Burleson Centennial 51-41 as Hull scored 17 and Chapman 14. They dropped a 32-27 contest to Muenster as Chapman and Hull each scored eight.
After winning their opener 51-38 over state-ranked Arlington Seguin behind 16 points from Alexus Jones and 10 from Rebekah Hissam, the Ladycats (7-7) dropped their next three games.
Jones scored a dozen in a 54-32 loss to Denton Guyer, Jones scored 12 and Kara Williams 11 in a 44-35 loss to Hurst L.D. Bell, and Hissam scored 12 and Williams 10 in a 65-50 setback against DeSoto.
TOAST OF THE COAST
The Millsap Lady Bulldogs (4-4) began with victories of 66-39 against Corpus Christi Calallen and 64-39 over Corpus Christian John Paul II. Addison Lister scored 19, Sydney Herbel 15 and Hannah 14 in the opener, while Brittany Schnabel had 19, Lister 15 and Herbel 14 in the second.
They followed with a 54-47 loss to Flour Bluff despite 21 from Herbel and 14 from Schnabel, and a 50-36 loss to Port LaVaca Calhoun as Herbel scored 15 and Hobson 14.
▪ Brock 41, Godley 39
Trisha Jacobs' 14 points paces Lady Eagles (8-1).
▪ Brock 63, Santo 27
Rachel Harrell's 27 points matches Santo's total.
▪ Aledo 66, Springtown 33
Alexus Jones scores 22 and Cameron Huddleston 16 as Ladycats win for fourth time in five games.
▪ Millsap 57, Gordon 33
Brittney Schnabel (23), Hannah Hobson (14) and Sydney Herbel (14) combine for 51 points for Lady Bulldogs.
▪ Poolville 45, Huckabay 42
Tracy Johnson finishes with 26 points for Lady Monarchs, including go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds to play, followed by two clinching free throws in the final second.