Five games into the District 4-6A basketball season and the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos are doing more than battling for a playoff berth. They're in the mix for a district championship.
Last Friday's 46-42 victory at Arlington Martin left the Lady Kangaroos (19-4 overall) with a 4-1 district record. They share the top spot in the league with Arlington Lamar and North Crowley, with Martin and Arlington Bowie a game back.
Maddie Dorris led the Lady Roos with 20 points in the win over Martin.
Balanced scoring has been a strong part of the Lady Kangaroos' success. For example, the win over Martin came on the heels of a 61-43 victory against Paschal in which Gracie Ferguson led with 18 points. Anna Jefferson-Polk and Dorris each added a dozen points.
In the game before, a 50-40 win over Arlington, Dorris scored 14, Jefferson-Polk added 11, and Vasha Moore scored 10.
"My Big Four are balanced," said Weatherford coach Darryn Shearmire.
OTHER GIRLS RESULTS
▪ Aledo 46, Burleson Centennial 37
▪ Aledo 44, Everman 17
The Aledo Ladycats (17-7, 5-0 in District 8-5A) have not lost since Dec. 5. They remained atop their district as Alexus Jones scored 18 in the win over Everman and 17 against Centennial. The Centennial win also came on the night of the program's first-ever Alumni Game.
▪ Brock 70, Hillsboro 11
▪ Brock 69, Millsap 34
▪ Millsap 46, Keene 31
The Lady Eagles (19-4, 4-1 in District 11-3A) had no trouble with Hillsboro and dropped cross-county rival Millsap (8-7, 3-2) a game behind them in the standings.
Rachel Harrell scored 19 points to lead three Brock players in double figures against Millsap, along with Rylee Lavender scoring 13 and Trisha Jacobs with 10. Harrell led with 16 against Hillsboro, while Jacobs scored 15 and Allie Popeck pitched in 10.
Sydney Herbel led Millsap in both games with 16 against Keene and 13 against Brock. Britney Schnabel added 11 against Keene.
▪ Peaster 69, Rio Vista 40
▪ Peaster 70, Keene 47
The Lady Greyhounds (13-7, 4-1 in district) stayed in the chase for the District 11-3A championship under first-year coach Benita Carlton with a pair of runaway victories.
Four players scored in double figures against Rio Vista, led by Baylee Chapman with 16 points and Taryn Cast with 15. Baylee Hull scored 14 and Kelli Burkhalter contributed 12.
Cast and Burkhalter each scored 20 against Keene and Chapman added 10.
▪ Era 57, Poolville 49
▪ Poolville 39, Lindsay 35
Tracy Johnson led with 14 points as the Lady Monarchs (14-8, 2-3 in District 11-2A) got a clutch league victory against Lindsay. Brenlee Jones scored 10.
In the loss to Era, in which the Lady Monarchs were outscored 17-2 in the second quarter, Johnson scored 19 and Ryan Jennings scored 15.