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GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Sam Houston crushes Pleasanton for fourth-straight win

Herrera steps up to lead Harlandale past McCollum

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Kennedy, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Brackenridge's Skyler Reyna (31), guarding Highlands' Kiara Pesina (1) in a recent game, scored 15 points against YWLA.

Brackenridge’s Skyler Reyna (31), guarding Highlands’ Kiara Pesina (1) in a recent game, scored 15 points against YWLA.

Sam Houston started kind of slow, but overwhelmed their hosts over the next three quarters at Pleasanton for a 67-26 victory.

It was the fourth-consecutive District 28-3A win for the Hurricanes (6-16, 4-1).

Pleasanton (4-20, 1-2) was within 15-11 after a quarter. Sam Houston outscored the Eagles 24-5 over the next eight minutes. The second half belonged to the Hurricanes, who limited Pleasanton to just 10 points.

Senior Dominique Green led a balanced Sam Houston lineup with 13 points. Dionna Camino scored 12.   Jasmine Darden contributed 10 points. Dajah Thomas and Jazmyne Perkins each scored eight points.

Harlandale 56, McCollum 35

The Indians (17-10, 6-3) cemented their hold on third place in District 29-4A victory Friday with a win over the rival Cowboys (8-15, 4-5) at McCollum.

Junior Elizabeth Herrera produced one of her best offensive games for Harlandale with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Connie Garza added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight blocked shots. Justyne Perez finished with 12 points, four rebounds and four steals. Kelly Landin scored six points, claimed five rebounds and made four steals.

Senior Emilee Almazan led McCollum with 24 points. Miranda Moreno scored seven points.

South San 66, Corpus Christi King 48

The Bobcats (10-16, 1-4) won their first District 28-5A game Friday at Corpus Christi King (11-12, 0-5).

Senior Kim Tobias erupted for a career-high 32 points, leading South San to victory. Desiree Orta scored 12 points and Lauren Estrada added 11 as the Bobcats turned up the tempo.

The Mustangs led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Bobcats stepped things up afterward, breaking out with 25 points in the second quarter and 20 in the third.

South San ended a six-game losing streak.

Lanier 57, Fox Tech 8

The fourth-place Voks (12-14, 8-4) kept Fox Tech (5-20, 2-10) scoreless in two quarters Saturday morning at the Alamo Convocation Center for a District 28-4A win.

Lanier gained an 18-point advantage in the first quarter. The Voks were led by Sabrina Cortinas with 15 points. Ruby Garza was credited with 10 points and Kim Garza added nine. Amber Laque chipped in eight points.

Ruby Chapa led the Buffaloes with four points.

Holy Cross 45, TMI 36

The Knights (11-20, 1-2) claimed a TAPPS District 3-4A Friday at TMI.

Holy Cross broke open a close game in the third quarter. The Knights outscored the Panthers 17-7 in the quarter.

Senior Joslyn Flores led Holy Cross with 15 points. Brianna Salinas contributed 11 points. Julia Flores added eight points.

Kennedy 48, Memorial 30

The Rockets (8-16, 3-6) raced out of the gate to a 15-9 lead and never looked back in their second win over rival Memorial (4-22, 0-9) in the District 29-4A season Friday at Kennedy. Kennedy also defeated the Minutemen in the Edgewood ISD Tournament.

Junior Esmeralda Manzanares scored 14 points for the Rockets. Amalee Ramos added 12 points. Cameron Orta scored eight.

Memorial received a team-high seven points from senior Justine Davila.

Brackenridge 75, YWLA 31

The second-place Eagles (21-5, 10-1) recorded their third-consecutive District 28-4A win  Friday at Alamo Convocation Center, defeating Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-22, 0-12)

YWLA was within 24-15 at the end of the first quarter. Brackenridge outscored the Cardinals 22-9 over the next two quarters.

Senior guard Miranda Acuna led the Eagles with 21 points. Breeann Hernandez and Skyler Reyna each added 15 points.

Sophomore Karease Williams led YWLA with nine points. Azel Garza scored eight.

Corpus Christi Carroll 66, Southwest 58

Corpus Christi Carroll (23-5, 4-1) won the District 28-5A  second-place showdown Friday at Southwest.

Southwest (20-8, 3-2) took a 23-16 lead in the first quarter and led 40-33 at halftime. The Tigers outscored the Dragons 20-11 in the third quarter and Southwest wasn’t able to catch up.

Senior standout Tiffani Rodriguez led Southwest with 18 points. Alexandra Busby added 13 points.

Darias Whittington scored 18 points for Carroll.

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About Mike Considine (1222 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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