There will be a new No. 1 in Class 5A in the next Texas Association of Basketball Coaches girls poll.
No. 4 Amarillo rallied in the second half against No. 1 Timberview and outlasted the Wolves 48-44 in the semifinals of the Mansfield Spring Creek Barbeque Invitational Tournament at Legacy High School.
Timberview (19-2) went on a 9-2 run late in the first quarter to build a seven-point cushion at 13-6. Texas A&M commit Chennedy Carter had the final five with a 3-pointer and then a basket with 1:10 left.
The Wolves built from there to take a 28-17 lead at the half and looked to be cruising. Timberview went cold in the second half, however.
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Amarillo (20-1) scored the first seven points of the third quarter, four by Zayla Tinner who led the Sandies with 16 points, to cut the lead to 28-24. A 3-pointer by Ashlyn Crockett at the end of the third quarter gave Amarillo its first lead, 38-36. They never gave it back.
“They outplayed us in the second half from start to finish,” said Timberview coach Kit Kyle Martin, whose team shot 33 percent from the floor and only hit 3 of 16 threes. “They out executed us, beat us on the boards, and just played a much better second half.”
Timberview failed to score from the 0:44 mark of the third quarter until Carter, who led Timberview with 21 points, scored with 1:45 left in the final frame.
“You can either let this be your uplifting moment or let it drag you down,” said Martin of the loss. “This is a tournament, but it’s not THE tournament. What we want is to try to learn from it and the only way to do that is to stay together and want to come to practice every day to get better.”
Mansfield Summit 49, Canyon 47
Class 5A No. 8 Mansfield Summit (17-5) rallied from a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to vault into the championship game with a win over No. 2 Canyon (14-1).
Amber Dixon’s three-pointer with 41 seconds left tied the game at 47 and Khadijah Kelly’s two free throws with 5 seconds left gave the Jaguars the lead.
“I just tuned everybody out and listened to my post player [Christina] Baker,” said Kelly on the pressure free throws. “She said that I was the senior and to knock them down...and I did.”
Canyon had one last chance at a shot to tie or win, but Tommisha Lampkin blocked the shot as the buzzer sounded.
Mansfield Timberview 67, Cedar Hill 62
Class 5A No. 1 Mansfield Timberview (19-1) was pushed to the limit by Cedar Hill (17-4), but a late comeback by the Wolves propelled them into the semifinals.
Timberview trailed 59-55 with 1:43 left, but Chennedy Carter scored 10 of her game-high 28 points from that point on to rally the Wolves. Taylah Thomas had 13 points and Lauryn Thompson chipped in 11 for Timberview.
Dajinae McCarty led Cedar Hill with 18 points.
Mansfield Summit 56, Pflugerville 43
Mansfield Summit (16-5), No. 8 in Class 5A, knocked off 6A No. 14 Pflugerville (16-4) to advance to the semifinals.
Summit controlled the game from the start behind 18 points from Tommisha Lampkin. Christina Baker and Tamera Derrough added 12 and 11 respectively for the Jaguars.
The Panthers were led by Britney Onyeje’s 14 points.
Arlington Martin 57, Hurst L.D. Bell 54 OT
A steal and a layup in overtime by Arlington Martin (14-6) thwarted a furious rally by Hurst L.D. Bell as the Warriors held on to advance to the seventh-place game.
Jayla Davis grabbed an errant pass and Tiara Malone’s basket off an assist by Tatum Henderson gave Martin a 54-52 lead with 32 seconds left in OT. The Warriors made just enough free throwns the rest of the way to hold on as Bell’s Lexi Gordon just missed on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Malone led Martin with 19 points and Davis added 16. Lexi Gordon had 26 for Bell (12-8), who came back from 10 points down at the half to force the overtime.
Arlington Bowie 59, Irving MacArthur 53 OT
Jasmyne Robinson’s 3-pointer with 2:27 left in overtime gave Arlington Bowie (17-3) enough of a cushion to hold off Irving MacArthur and advance to the seventh-place game.
Bowie dug a hole early, trailing 17-8 after one quarter, but clawed their way back behind Robinson who had a game-high 25 points. Malay McQueen added 15 for the Volunteers.
Sarah Andrews led the Cardinals with 19 points and had the only basket for MacArthur (10-10) in overtime.
Crowley 47, Cleburne 39
Crowley edged away after being tied at the half to down Cleburne (6-9) and advance to the consolation semifinals.
The Eagles we led by 13 points from Taelour Pruitt and 10 more from Mia Williams. Cleburne’s Akarian Morgan led all scorers with 20 points, including three 3-pointers.
Keller 51, Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber 42
Three Keller players scored in double digits as the Indians reached the consolation semifinals with a win over Springdale Har-Ber (9-4).
Megan Vincent (15 points), Ryanne Johnson (12), and Kaitlyn Guillory (10) paced Keller (17-4), ranked No. 17 in Class 6A by the TABC.
Krislyn Smith had 11 points for Har-Ber.
Hurst L.D. Bell 50, Austin Bowie 43
Hurst L.D. Bell (12-7) rallied after the half behind Lexi Gordon’s 27 points and sister Myra Gordon’s 12 to down Austin Bowie (8-12) and advance to the seventh-place semifinals.
Lexi Gordon, a University of Conneticut signee, took a hard fall late in the third quarter, dinging up her left knee, but returned a short time later with no ill effects.
Bowie’s Dez Turner led the Bulldogs with 17 points, 11 in the first quarter including three 3-pointers.
Irving MacArthur 54, Arlington Lamar 43
Arlington Lamar (13-5) led early but Irving MacArthur (10-9) battled back as the Cardinals advanced to the seventh-place semifinals with the win over the Vikings.
Sarah Andrews led MacArthur with 17 points with Alyson Gamez and McKenzie Piper adding 16 and 12 points respectively for the Cardinals. Destiny Thurman led Lamar with 16 points.
Arlington Martin 72, Denton Guyer 64
Arlington Martin (13-6) battled back from a 5-point halftime deficit to advance to the seventh-place semifinals. The Warriors scored 44 second-half points led by Tiara Malone’s 27 points. Malone had five 3-pointers in the game.
Tatum Henderson added 18 for Martin and Jayla Davis had 11. Lauren Heard led Guyer with 20 points.
Arlington Bowie 59, Mansfield Legacy 55
Jasmyne Robinson led Arlington Bowie (16-3) with 21 points and teammates Malay McQueen and Dashanae Pajeaud chipped in 14 and 10 respectively as the Volunteers advanced to the seventh-place semifinals win a win over 5A No. 18 Mansfield Legacy (13-7).
The Broncos had four players in double-digit scoring led by Kelsyn King and Harmoni Turner (14 points each), Lyric Turner (13), and Kelcy McHenry (10).
Grapevine 51, Mansfield Lake Ridge 39
Jessi Prater poured in 20 points and Samantha Tatum added 11 for Grapevine (8-8) as the Mustangs downed Mansfield Lake Ridge in a consolation game.
Brittany Roberts led the Eagles with 12 points.