GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Highlands, Sam Houston share 28-5A lead

Bobcats close 2014 with rout of Eagle Pass

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Lanier, Sam Houston, South San.



Highlands and Sam Houston rose to the top of District with a pair of wins each in games played Dec. 16 and Dec. 19.

Highlands (14-9, 4-0) knocked off Edison (6-14, 1-3) 68-29 Dec. 16 and Harlandale (9-12, 3-2) 73-47 Dec. 19. Sam Houston recorded its district wins against McCollum (1-13, 0-4) and Jefferson (4-14, 1-4).

The Hurricanes downed McCollum 52-35 Dec. 16 at Sam Houston. Jordyn Stewart led Sam Houston with 16 points. Ashawntae Brown added 10 points and Tia Logan scored eight.

Celeste Ramirez was McCollum’s top scorer with eight points.

Sam Houston defeated Jefferson 47-35 Dec. 19 at Lanier. Senior Dajah Thomas led the Hurricanes with 13 points. Cecilia Campos topped Jefferson with 14 points.

At Lanier, Highlands romped to a 43-12 halftime lead against Edison.

Sophomore guard Kiara Pesina led 10 Highlands scorers with 21 points. Pesina also had six steals. Jazmine Jackson produced 12 points and five rebounds. Aaliyah Prince finished with eight points and three steals. Senior Jina Lackey added four steals. Alexis Darden claimed a team-best six rebounds.

Amy Marcos was the leading scorer for Edison with seven points.

Highlands returned home to smash Harlandale behind a career-high 22 points from Lackey.

Pesina scored 14 points, Prince had 11 and Jackson 10. Harlandale received nine points from Teresa Navarro and eight from Justyne Perez, who sustained an apparent ankle injury in the Indians’ previous game.

South San

The Bobcats (10-10) crushed Eagle Pass 63-33 Dec. 16 in the final game of the 2014 portion of its schedule.

Bobcats senior Kassandra Valadez led four double-figure scorers with 14 points at Eagle Pass. Yasmine Andrade (12 points), Ariel Sosa (11 points) and Ilana Sanford (10 points) were the other top scorers for South San.


The Voks (11-9, 3-1) held a pair of District 28-5A opponents under 45 points Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 while moving into third place in the district.

Lanier blasted Jefferson 74-44 in its first game of the week. Sabrina Cortinas led the Voks with 25 points. Ruby Garza chipped in 17 and Ashley Lopez scored 10. Esmi Garza contributed nine points.

J. Avila led Jefferson with 13 points. Ana Elizondo (11) and Angela Hardcastle (10) also scored in double figures.

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