MID-WEEK GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT: South San uses strong start to defeat Edison

Floresville edges Brackenridge in OT

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Kennedy, Lanier, Sam Houston, South San.

Senior Kim Tobias scored 18 points Tuesday, leading South San (1-2) to a 55-46 win at Edison (2-3).

The Bobcats built a 25-17 halftime lead. Yasmine Andrade and Kassandra Valadez each contributed 10 points for South San.

Junior post Paula Moreno led the Golden Bears with 15 points.

Floresville 80, Brackenridge 78

The Jaguars (4-2) pulled out the game between Class 4A marquee teams in overtime Tuesday at Brackenridge.

The Eagles (4-2) led 47-46 entering the fourth quarter. Floresville outscored Brack 19-18 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and 15-13 in the extra session.

Miranda Acuna led Brackenridge with 22 points, hitting three 3-point baskets. Skyler Reyna contributed 19 points. Breeann Hernandez finished with 16.

Floresville standout DeHavalan Watts produced 36 points, five assists and three steals.

Lanier 63, Sam Houston 36

The Voks established a nine-point lead in the first quarter and outscored the Hurricanes 35-17 after halftime on the way to a non-district win Tuesday in Sam Houston.

Ashley Lopez scored 16 points for Lanier. Ruby Garza (14 points) and Kim Garza (10) also scored in double figures. Sabrina Cortinas, who joined the team after volleyball season, contributed nine points. Amanda Reyes scored eight.

Dionna Camino led Sam Houston with 17 points. Dajah Thomas scored eight.

Harlandale 55, Burbank 47

The Indians (3-3) played without leading scorer Connie Garza and had to work hard for points, but found a way to defeat the Bulldogs Tuesday at Burbank. Harlandale outscored their hosts 21-4 in the third quarter to secure the win.

Sophomore Justyne Perez and junior LeeAnn Garza each scored a team-best nine points for Harlandale. Elizabeth Herrera contributed six points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kelly Landin scored six points and grabbed six rebounds.

Senior Alejandra Martinez led the Bulldogs with 15 points. Sophomore post Antwanisha Riddle scored 11 points. Olivia Cardenas added eight points.

Highlands 41, Kennedy 30

The Owls (5-2) outscored Kennedy (0-2) 15-3 in the third quarter to overcome an early deficit and pave the way to a non-district victory Tuesday at Edgewood Gym. The Rockets took an 8-3 lead in the first quarter and were ahead 16-15 at the half.

Freshman Kiara Pesina led the Owls with 14 points. Alexis Darden notched eight points.

The Rockets were led by junior Cameron Orta with 10 points. Janel Contreras added nine.

About Mike Considine (1352 Articles)
I started this blog as an extension of the sports stories I've been doing as an independent contractor for the Southside Reporter the past five years. I've been a sportswriter for more than 35 years, including two stints with the late, lamented San Antonio Light. I cover high school football for the San Antonio Express-News in the fall. My purpose, in creating this blog, is to shine a light on the athletic achievements of teams and athletes on the south side of San Antonio.

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