— Roos fall to Arlington High
A slow start out of the halftime locker room on Friday figured into the ultimate outcome for the Weatherford varsity boys, despite three players putting up double-digit scoring numbers. Leading by four at the break over Arlington, the Colts outpaced WHS with a 20-11 third-period performance, and the Roos could not cover the deficit in the final quarter, dropping the district contest, 54-40.
Ryan Merrill led Weatherford with a dozen points, with Collin Boswell and Sam Couch following with 11 points apiece. Jason Kuritz added six for the Roos. Arlington’s Xavier Dobbins was the games high scorer, pouring in 22 points.
The Kangaroos, looking for its first District 3-5A win, plays at Fort Worth Paschal on Tuesday before returning home on Friday to host North Crowley.
Aledo’s early pressure rocks Raiders
Aledo head coach Steve Smith deployed an active substitution regimen on Friday at Bearcat gym, which netted scoring from nine different AHS cagers and a 50-42 district victory. After leading by a basket at the end of the first quarter, the Bearcats stretched the margin to double digits by halftime.
Aledo’s Matt Dunn led all scorers with 10 points, with Nicholas Losos taking good command in the paint and finishing with nine. Alex Stockdale and Carl Williams added eight, each, while five more Bearcats contributed.
Improving to a District 7-4A mark of 3-0 with the win, Aledo will host Granbury on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
First-period drought drops Porcupines
Sanger poured in 22 points to start a non-district match with Springtown on Friday, while the Porcupines labored to find the basket, scoring only seven points. Though Pojo heated up later in the match, the deficit proved too sizable as it fell to the Indians, 61-46.
Dawson Meek and Dylan Ray led Springtown with 11 points each, while Ramiro Dominguez also hit double digits, adding 10 points.
The Porcupines, who are in the relatively small District 6-3A, will close out pre-district play on Monday, traveling to play at Krum. On Friday, the Lake Worth Bullfrogs will visit Porcupine gym for the district tipoff, slated for a 8 p.m. start.
Lady Roos improve district mark with win over Arlington
A dominate second quarter made the difference for the WHS girls in Arlington on Friday, as they picked up another win, 50-36, improving to 2-3 in District 3-5A play.
Trailing by one entering the second period, Weatherford went on a 14-5 second-quarter run and extended the lead over the two remaining stanzas. Faith Woodring led the offensive charge for the Lady Roos with 13 points. Kaelin Davis and Maddie Dorris were close behind, scoring 11.
Weatherford will try to even its district mark on Tuesday when it meets up with Paschal in Fort Worth.
Aledo crushes Lady Raiders
Aledo guard Alyssa Dry went on a shooting spree Friday in Fort Worth, wearing out the net with 38 points as the Ladycats notched a 81-20 blowout over Southwest.
The damage started early, with a 22-4 beginning to the District 7-4A match. Aledo held Southwest to a single basket in the third quarter in a game which saw 10 Ladycats put up scoring numbers. Justis Sczcepanski-Beavers put up 13 points in the contest.
Aledo (5-0 in district) returns to home court on Tuesday, hosting Granbury (4-1) at 6 p.m.
Lady Porcupines suffer tough opener at hands of Kennedale
Springtown found itself in a 30-point hole at the end of the first half on Friday, as Kennedale showed up with offensive guns blazing in a District 6-3A opener. Though making a better contest in the second half, the damage had been done for Pojo, en rout to a 71-35 beating.
Two Ladykats shooters topped 20-point nights with McKinley Bostad and Jasmyn Poe lighting up the scoreboard with 27 and 21 points, respectively. Pojo could only counter with Becca Dauenhauer’s team-high 10 points.
The competition level should drop considerably after Kennedale, and the Lady Porcs will try to even their district mark at Castleberry on Tuesday in a 8 p.m. match.