— Boswell paces Roos to win over Arlington
The Weatherford Kangaroo cagers proved resilient on Tuesday, in a District 3-5A match at home against Arlington High. After seeing its first-quarter lead dissolve to an eight-point halftime deficit, Weatherford came storming back after the break and held on for a 61-58 win.
The Roos were knotted with the Colts at 38-each entering the final period, when both teams turned up the offensive heat, scoring a combined 43 points in the quarter.
Collin Boswell had the hottest hand on the night for WHS, leading all scorers with 26 points. The Roos also received considerable boosts from Sam Couch and Lane Guest, who added 17 and 12 points, respectively.
The victory was the second for the Roos in district play. Weatherford will look to keep the offensive fires burning on Friday, when it hosts Paschal.
Aledo rally falls short in loss to Southwest
The Aledo Bearcats closed on a nine-point deficit to Fort Worth Southwest in the final period Tuesday, in a district contest at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, but fell short and took a 66-62 loss to the Raiders.
Despite three Bearcats scoring in double figures, Aledo dropped out of sole possession of second place into a three-way tie with Southwest and Arlington Heights. The three teams are four games behind District 7-4A-leading Trimble Tech with four games left.
Carl Williams led the Bearcats with 14 points, followed by Dawson Gates (13) and Braxton McCoy (11). Matt Dunn and Nicholas Losos each score nine.
Aledo travels to face Granbury on Friday.
Springtown tops Bulldogs, sets up encounter with Rams
Caleb Brown and Dawson Meeks provided most of the Porcupines’ offense on Tuesday in a District 6-3A basketball tilt at Lake Worth. Although Springtown led throughout the game, the Bullfrogs managed to stay within striking distance for most of the match.
Brown, a senior, led all scorers in the game with 18, while sophomore center Dawson Meek poured in 17.
Pojo (4-2 in district) will host Mineral Wells on Friday in a game that will likely decide the district’s second seed. The Rams (5-1) won the first game at Mineral Wells, 83-70.
Brock beats Greyhounds in return match
The boys’ standings in District 9-2A got a bit more interesting on Tuesday. With Brock’s 60-51 win over Peaster, Ponder remains the lone team in the district with only one loss, while the Eagles and Greyhounds have incurred two each.
Brock took a six-point lead into the break and kept the pressure on the Hounds for the balance of the game. Bailey Cockburn had a pair of field goals and stepped to the foul line on three different occasions in the final quarter, adding seven points down the stretch. The Brock point guard finished with 15 on the night, the Eagles’ top scorer. Lance Ewell and Hayden McPherson had 12 points each.
The Eagles held Peaster’s Ty Ballard to eight points, though the Hounds’ Colton Wright had a hot hand, leading all scorers with 23 points.
If all three contenders hold service against all other opponents, the Peaster at Ponder match (Feb. 7) will be a pivotal contest. Should Peaster win the game, the result would be a three-way tie for the top spot.
Lady Roos remain in playoff hunt with win over Arlington
Senior Abbye Shearmire’s shots from beyond the arc helped propel Weatherford to a win on Tuesday, as the Lady Roos downed visiting Arlington High, 51-40. Maddie Dorris and Gracie Ferguson added a dozen points each in the match, with WHS finding some breathing room in the third period and putting the District 3-5A game away in the final period.
Weatherford improved to 6-6 in district play, a game behind North Crowley for the fourth and final seed position for the playoffs. The Lady Roos will host Paschal on Senior Night Friday, while North Crowley travels to play at Arlington Martin, which could set up an opportunity for Weatherford to tie the Lady Panthers in the district finale on Feb. 4, in Crowley.
Aledo girls crush Southwest
A prolific offense and stifling defense resulted in a 29-2 score by the end of the opening quarter on Tuesday, as the Aledo Ladycats cruised to a 12-0 District 7-4A record with a 87-21 win over Southwest.
Aledo had four players score in double digits in a game that saw the Ladycats leading by 48 points by halftime. Alyssa Dry and Justis Szczepanski-Beavers each threw in 18 points each, as the game’s top scorers. Madison Mittie and Megan Wood also matched points, scoring 10 apiece. Rhylie Makawe added nine.
The Ladycats travel to play at Granbury on Friday and will return home on Tuesday to take on second-place Trimble Tech (11-1) on Senior Night.
Lady Eagles remain unbeaten
With its District 9-2A finale on Friday, hosting Boyd on Homecoming Night, Brock’s Lady Eagles can close out the district slate with a 12-0 record. Brock set up the possibility with a 55-27 win over the Peaster Lady Greyhounds on Tuesday.
Brock took the early lead and cruised to the victory on Senior Night, honoring Taylor Fulmer before the game, the Lady Eagles only senior on the roster.
District play will actually conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 4, but the last date will be a district bye for Brock. The Lady Eagles have a “warm-up” game on their schedule for that date.
Playoffs are set to begin the following week.