GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southside upsets Harlandale with fourth-quarter comeback


Southwest guard Alexandra Busby (3) scored 21 points against South San.

Southwest guard Alexandra Busby (3) scored 21 points against South San.

Lanier survives another test in 28-4A

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest, Southside.

Southside (11-12, 3-4) trailed 31-27 entering the fourth quarter Friday at Harlandale, but the Cardlnals rallied behind their defense to pull out a 38-37 victory.

The Cardinals outscored Harlandale (15-10, 4-3) 11-6 in the decisive quarter. The teams were tied 8-8 at the end of a quarter, but Southside built an 18-13 halftime lead. The Indians responded by outscoring the Cardinals 18-9 in the third quarter.

Senior Desiree Rodriguez made two 3-point shots and led a balanced Southside lineup with 10 points. Mayra Sendejo finished with nine points, six rebounds and three steals. Point guard Sabrina Guzman scored eight points, claimed five rebounds, made four steals and dealt three assists. Katherine Mancha also grabbed five rebounds for the Cardinals.

Harlandale individual statistics weren’t available.

Lanier 39, Burbank 37

The fourth-place Voks (11-13, 7-3) recorded their second two-point , District 29-4A win of the week Friday at the Alamo Convocation Center, edging Burbank (5-19, 2-8). Lanier defeated Jefferson 47-45 Tuesday at the ACC.

Burbank led 11-8 at the end of a quarter. The Voks gained a 24-23 halftime lead.

Sophomore Ruby Garza led Lanier with 22 points. No other Voks players scored more than four points.

Senior Alejandra Martinez had 19 points for the Bulldogs. Abigail Macias added nine points.

Southwest 64, South San 43

Coming off a tough loss to district leader Steele, the Dragons (19-7, 2-1) took charge early in this District 28-5A game at Southwest.. The home team led rival South San (9-15, 0-3) 25-7 after a quarter Friday and 43-14 at the half.

Sophomore wing Alexandra Busby continued to emerge as an offensive weapons for the Dragons. Busby led all scorers with 21 points. Senior Tiffani Rodriguez added 16 points.

Senior Kimberly Tobias led the Bobcats with 14 points. Junior Jennifer Sifuentes scored eight.

Sam Houston 69, Hawkins 22

The Hurricanes (4-16, 2-1) won their second-consecutive game Friday, blasting District 28-3A rival Hawkins (2-15, 0-3) at Sam Houston.

Senior Chardonnay Green led Sam Houston with 24 points. Dionna Camino contributed 13 points. Jasmine Darden added nine points.

McCullom 51, Kennedy 35

The Cowboys (8-13, 4-3) won their fourth-consecutive game Friday at McCollum, defeating Kennedy (7-15, 2-5) in a District 29-4A contest. McCollum experienced no letdown after knocking Medina Valley out of first place Tuesday – a spot the Panthers regained a share of with a victory at Floresville Friday.

Senior sharpshooter Emilee Almazan led McCullom against the Rockets with 16 points. Miranda Moreno contributed 11 points. Aileen Alonzo and Elva Rios chipped in eight points apiece.

Kennedy received 12 points from junior Amelee Ramos. Cameron Orta added eight points.

Brackenridge 64, Edison 39

The second-place Eagles (20-5, 9-1) overpowered Edison (10-16, 4-5) early Friday at Lanier. Brackenridge jumped out to a 25-5 first-quarter lead.

Senior Breeann Hernandez led the Eagles with 18 points Skyler Reyna finished with 17 points. Miranda Acuna scored eight.

Senior point guard Marisa Salas was the leading scorer for Edison with 13 points. Amy Marcos added eight points, four rebounds and four steals. Paula Moreno corralled a team-best nine rebounds. Jody Alatorre had four rebounds and three steals.

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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