Second-half rally carries Southside past 29-4A co-leader Medina Valley; Sam Houston qualifies for playoffs
TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston, South San, Southside, Southwest, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Burbank built an early lead Tuesday at Alamo Convocation Center but, after Edison threatened to overtake them, the Bulldogs (7-21, 4-10) showed that they also had a finishing kick.
They outscored the fifth-place Golden Bears (12-17, 6-8) 16-12 in the fourth quarter to secure a 40-32 win. Seventh-place Burbank bolted to an 18-8 in the District 28-4A game.
Sophomore post Antwanisha Riddle led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Senior Alejandra Martinez scored 10. Abigail Macias also was a key contributor with nine points.
Senior Marisa Salas scored a team-high 13 points for Edison.
Southside 43, Medina Valley 42
The third-place Cardinals (16-13, 8-4) outscored Medina Valley (21-9, 10-2) 31-14 in the second half to knock the Panthers out of first place Tuesday in District 29-4A. Medina Valley had shared first place with Floresville until the loss in Castroville.
The improbable comeback began after Medina Valley outscored Southside 14-2 in the first quarter. The Panthers were ahead 28-12 at halftime. The Cardinals slashed the lead to 10 in the third quarter and outscored their hosts 17-6 in the final period for the win.
Senior point guard Sabrina Guzman led Southside with 14 points. Desiree Rodriguez scored 13.
Sam Houston 70, Hawkins 14
The Hurricanes (8-17, 6-2) locked in a District 28-3A playoff berth with a home victory over Hawkins (2-22, 0-8) Tuesday.
Sam Houston limited the Wolfpack to one point in the third quarter.
Senior Dionna Camino led the Hurricanes with 15 points. Dominique Green added 14 points. Jazmyne Perkins scored eight.
McCollum 45, Uvalde 42
The fifth-place Cowboys (10-16, 6-6) won their second-consecutive District 29-4A victory Tuesday at Uvalde (8-17, 2-10).
The Coyotes led 12-5 in the first quarter. McCollum surged into the lead over the next two quarters, outscoring their hosts 31-20.
Senior Emilee Almazan led McCollum with 22 points. Elva Rios added 10 points.
Kassandra Ortiz led Uvalde with a game-high 23 points.
Lanier 57, YWLA 33
The fourth-place Voks (14-15, 10-5), one of three area District 28-4A teams to clinch a playoff bid, defeated Young Women’s Leadership Academy (11-16, 5-7) Wednesday at Alamo Convocation Center.
Second-place Brackenridge and third-place Highlands also have qualified for the postseason.
YWLA led 23-20 at halftime after outscoring Lanier 14-2 in the second quarter. The Voks grabbed a 36-31 lead in the third quarter.
Sophomore Ruby Garza led Lanier with 20 points. Amanda Reyes and Sabrina Cortinas each scored 10 points.
The Cardinals received a team-high 12 points from sophomore Karease Williams.
Harlandale 66, Kennedy 49
The fourth-place Indians (18-12, 7-5) turned a close game into a comfortable District 29-4A win over Kennedy (9-18, 4-8) Tuesday at Harlandale.
The Rockets led 23-21 at halftime and were within 34-33 after three quarters. Harlandale outscored Kennedy 32-16 in the fourth quarter.
Senior Connie Garza produced another outstanding overall game with 25 points, 12 rebounds five blocked shots and four steals. But Garza wasn’t the only Indians player to have a big offensive night. Fellow senior Kelly Landin scored 20 points.
Harlandale sophomore Justyne Perez finished with eight points
Junior Esmeralda Manzanares scored 19 points for the Rockets. Janel Contreras added 11 points and Amalee Ramos scored eight.