MID-WEEK BOYS BASKETBALL REPORT: Bobcats take winning streak into weekend tourney

Central Catholic edges state finalist Steele in overtime

TEAMS INCLUDED:Central Catholic, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Lanier, South San, Southside, Southwest.

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South San junior guard Olando Lopez drives to the basket in a game last week.
South San junior guard Olando Lopez drives to the basket in a game last week.

South San tuned up for its tournament this weekend with a 70-55 non-district win over Lee Tuesday at the Durbon Center.

The Bobcats (3-2), who won their second-straight game, built a 37-23 halftime lead on the way to victory/

Olando Lopez broke the 20-point barrier for the second game in a row. Lopez finished with 22. Eric Alcozer scored 20 for South San. David Valdez chipped in with 10 points and Eric Flores added nine.

Central Catholic 66, Steele 64 (OT)

The Buttons (5-6) established outscored Steele (2-1) 6-4 in overtime to defeat the 2012 Class 5A state finalist  Tuesday in Cibolo.

Central Catholic held a 13-9 after the first quarter and led at the end of the first three quarters, before the Knights rallied to force overtime.

Junior post Tony Lewis produced a team-best 16 points for the Buttons. Senior Stuart Lynch fired in 14 points. P.J. Escobar had 13 points. Senior Daniel Kellum chipped in with nine points.

Lanier 54, Southwest 40

The Voks (6-2), fresh from a strong showing in the Border Olympics, outscored the Dragons 32-18 in the second half.

Southwest (1-4) had forged a 22-22 tie at halftime.

Senior Louis Garza led Lanier with 22 points. Ajax Reyes scored 13 points. Nicholas Garcia had nine points.

Senior Brian Perez scored 10 points for Southwest. Ricardo Garcia led the Dragons with nine rebounds and  Devanta Hayes claimed eight. Garcia also blocked three shots. Tony Rodriguez made three steals.

Edison 67, Memorial 38

The Golden Bears (3-5) won their second-consecutive game Tuesday at Edison.

Memorial (3-9) was within 13-8 after a quarter. Edison outscored the Minutemen 33-16 in the middle two quarters.

Senior Justin Rodriguez scored a game-high 17 points for Edison, making five 3-point shots. Justin Torres (10 rebounds, 5 assists) and Lorenzo Vela (6 steals) each scored nine points. Antonio Alvarado grabbed 10 rebounds. Jared Zapata finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

Alvarado, Rodriguez and Torres all made two steals. Juan Cervantes, Torres and Vela each blocked two shots.

Joe Aguilar led the Minutemen with 15 points. Adam Villanueva scored seven.

East Central 64, Marshall 56

The Hornets (5-4) took a 12-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back to defeat Marshall (3-6) Tuesday at O’Connor.

Senior guard Brandon McClure led East Central with 20 points. Jeremy Jones provided 13 points. Senior Eric Ray and junior Wanya Ward each scored 12.

MID-WEEK GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT: Fox Tech holds off YWLA for victory

Jefferson claims decisive non-district win

TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Lanier, Memorial, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

 Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos (including the Highlands-Brennan JV game) or to purchase photos, please visit: kjtoso.photoreflect.com

Talented Highlands guard Aaliyah Prince attacks Brennan's defense.
Talented Highlands guard Aaliyah Prince attacks Brennan’s defense.
Versatile Highlands junior Emily Pearce shows her rebounding skills against Brennan.
Versatile Highlands junior Emily Pearce shows her rebounding skills against Brennan.

Senior Ruby Chapa scored 19 points Tuesday, leading Fox Tech (2-2) to a 44-38 win over Young Women’s Leadership Academy in a District 28-4A game at Fox Tech.

The Buffaloes opened a 17-10 lead in the first quarter of the District 28-4A game. The Cardinals outscored Fox Tech 28-27 over the last three quarters.

Senior Elisabeth Crane added 12 points for Fox Tech. Sophomore Julianna Lopez led YWLA with 10 points.

Jefferson 58, Memorial 37

Jefferson (5-7) rolled to a 36-11 halftime lead in a non-district win over Memorial Tuesday at Highlands.

Senior Adriana Aguinaga scored 16 points and Sasha Barrientos scored 15 for the victorious Mustangs. Melanie Ybarra poured in nine points. Mary Loera and Hardcastle scored eight apiece.

Memorial was led by Larissa Lopez with 13 points. Lucinda Mireles contributed nine.

Harlandale 40, Holy Cross 38

The Indians (6-7) opened a 17-7 lead in the opening quarter of the non-district game at Harlandale, but the Knights (5-9) were within a point by halftime and stayed close the rest of the way.

Senior post Connie Garza led Harlandale with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Justyne Perez scored nine. Kelly Landin scored six points and dealt four assists. Elizabeth Herrera grabbed seven rebounds.

Holy Cross received 11 points from Joslyn Flores. Julia Flores and Brianna Salinas each scored nine.

Lanier 44, Burbank 35

The Voks (5-10, 2-0) remained unbeaten in District 28-4A with a win over the Bulldogs (3-10, 0-2) Tuesday. Sophomore Sabrina Cortinas scored 18 points for Lanier. Ashley Lopez contributed 11.

For Burbank, Abigail Macias and Alejandra Martinez each scored 10 points.

Brennan 75, Highlands 23

The Bears (11-0, 2-0), No. 1 in the Express-News area rankings, remained undefeated in a District 28-4A game Tuesday at Brennan.

Sophomore Aaliyah Prince scored a team-high eight points for Highlands (12-8,1-1).

Carlie Heineman and Kealani Marquez each scored 15 points for Brennan.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Brackenridge overpowers Edison 74-31 in 28-4A

Brackenridge broke open a 2-2 game with 18 unanswered points and never looked back in a District 28-4A game Tuesday at Edison.

The Eagles (14-4, 2-0) won 74-31, recording their eighth victory in nine games. They share first place in 28-4A with defending champion Brennan and Lanier after two rounds of district play.

In the two 28-4A games, Brackenridge has scored 129 points and given up 45.

“I just tell the girls that defense is what wins games,” Brackenridge coach Tamiko Matthews said. “Our offense comes from that. It’s not about the points you score. It’s about the points you allow.”

Brackenridge outscored Edison 21-2 in the third quarter of its district opener.

“We missed a few shots early and it kind of spread from there,” Edison coach Angie Alonzo said. “I think we came out overanxious. The kids got in ridiculous foul trouble in just the first quarter. That hurt us also.”

Sophomore Skyler Reyna led the Eagles with 21 points. The all-senior backcourt of Miranda Acuna and Breann Hernandez contributed 18 and 10 points, respectively. Each of Brackenridge’s starters produced at least three steals.

Senior post Paula Moreno and junior substitute guard Jasmin Chapa led the Golden Bears with seven points apiece.

MORE TO COME

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Highlands-Brennan photo gallery, Dec. 4, 2013 (photos by KJ Toso)

Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos (including the Highlands-Brennan JV game) or to purchase photos, please visit: kjtoso.photoreflect.com

Highlands freshman Kiara Pesina looks for a way through top-ranked Brennan's defense.
Highlands freshman Kiara Pesina looks for a way through top-ranked Brennan’s defense.

 

Versatile Highlands junior Emily Pearce shows her rebounding skills against Brennan.
Versatile Highlands junior Emily Pearce shows her rebounding skills against Brennan.
Talented Highlands guard Aaliyah Prince attacks Brennan's defense.
Talented Highlands guard Aaliyah Prince attacks Brennan’s defense.
Highlands' Jina Lackey turns the corner against Brennan, thanks to a pick from post Jazmine Jackson.
Highlands’ Jina Lackey turns the corner against Brennan, thanks to a pick from post Jazmine Jackson.

BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 7)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Dec. 1-7

Monday’s results

Non-district

Burbank (3-4 ???) 62, Floresville (2-3) 59

Harlandale (3-2) 52, Boerne Champion (2-1) 40

Southside (4-8) 66, Fox Tech (1-10) 46

Jefferson (2-6) 55, Kennedy (1-8) 34

Tuesday’s results

Non-district

East Central (5-4) 64, Marshall (3-6) 56

St. Mary’s Hall (7-4) 71, Holy Cross (0-5 ???) 55

South San (3-2) 70, Lee (2-7 ???) 55

Edison (3-5) 67, Memorial (3-8 ???) 38

MacArthur (8-5) 67, Sam Houston (1-3)43

Judson (8-1) 89, Highlands (3-8 ???) 53

Central Catholic (5-6) 66, Steele (2-1 ???) 64 (OT)

Lanier (5-2 ???) 54, Southwest (1-4 ???) 40

Brackenridge (7-5) 64, FEAST (2-5) 56

Wednesday’s results

Non-district

Southside (5-8) 66, Fox Tech (1-11) 46

Thursday’s results

Non-district

Marble Falls Tournament

Edison (5-5) 45, Austin Crockett (???) 38

Edison (5-5) 55, Houston Kingwood Park (???) 48

Pearsall Tournament

Holy Cross (2-5 ???) 54, Natalia 29

Holy Cross (2-5 ???) 58, Pearsall 42

SAISD Tournament

Taft (7-5) 51, Jefferson (2-7) 33

El Paso Eastlake (???) 61, Highlands (3-9) 55

Sam Houston (2-3) 59, Austin McCallum (???) 43

East Central (6-4) 76, Brackenridge (7-6) 67

South San ISD Tournament

Memorial (4-8 ???) 52, Somerset (0-5 ???) 47

South San (4-2) 71, Uvalde (2-4) 42 

New Braunfels (6-5) 63, McCollum (6-3) 52

Johnson (5-5) 75, Kennedy (1-9) 35

Harlandale (4-2) 61, Roma (???) 58

Burbank (4-4 ???) 65, Southwest (1-5 ???) 63

Clemens (6-0) 75, Memorial (3-9 ???) 36

Friday’s results

Non-district

Marble Falls Tournament

Edison (7-5) 80, Houston Wheatley (???) 75 

Navarro Tournament

Lanier (7-2 ???) 68, San Marcos Baptist (???) 20

Lanier (7-2 ???) 81, St. Gerard (5-2 ???) 23

Pearsall Tournament

Crystal City (6-1) 48, Holy Cross (5-6 ???) 37

Holy Cross (5-6 ???) 55, Eagle Pass JV (???) 17

SAISD Tournament

Brackenridge (8-6) 57, El Paso Parkland (???) 37

East Central (7-4) 58, Clark (5-7) 44

Highlands (4-9 ???) 58, Marshall (3-8) 54 

St. Anthony (7-5) 50, Jefferson (2-9) 40

Sam Houston (3-3) 59, El Paso Montwood (???) 52

South San ISD Tournament

Championship bracket

TMI (8-3) 70, South San (5-3) 52

Brennan (7-0) 75, Harlandale (5-4) 70

Burbank (5-5 ???) 73, Jay 67

Brennan (7-0) 64, Burbank (5-5 ???) 44

South San (5-3) 59, Floresville (3-5) 58 (OT)

Jay (5-7) 72, Harlandale (5-4) 58

Consolation bracket

McCollum (7-4) 71 Eagle Pass Winn (???) 31

Southwest (2-6 ???) 87, Kennedy (2-10) 73

St. Mary’s Hall (???5-0) 65, Memorial (4-10 ???) 49

Somerset (???) d. Memorial (4-10 ???)

St. Mary’s Hall 76, McCollum (7-4) 64

San Antonio Christian (14-5) 55, Southwest (2-6 ???) 46

Kennedy (2-10) 85, Eagle Pass (???) 84 

Saturday’s games

Non-district

Marble Falls Tournament

Edison (8-6) 62, Austin Hyde Park Baptist (???) 55

Alamo Heights (10-0) 73, Edison (8-6) 54

Navarro Tournament

Lanier (8-2 ???) 58, Navarro (3-4 ???) 29

Lanier (8-2 ???) vs. New Braunfels Christian (???), (score unavailable) 

Pearsall Tournament

Medina Valley (9-7) 56, Holy Cross (5-7 ???) 39

SAISD Tournament

Championship bracket

At Lanier

Semifinals

Wagner (10-1) 81, Sam Houston (4-4) 63

East Central (8-5) 76, Dallas Roosevelt (???) 62

Third place

Sam Houston (4-4) 57, Dallas Roosevelt (???) 54

Championship

Wagner (10-1) 68, East Central (8-5) 64

Consolation bracket

At Brackenridge

Guaranteed game

Jefferson (3-9) 68, San Antonio CAN Academy (???) 38

Semifinals

Highlands (5-10 ???) 60, Brackenridge (8-7) 58

Championship

St. Anthony (8-5) 68, Highlands (5-10 ???) 62

Third place

At Brackenridge

Brackenridge (8-7) vs. Austin McCallum (???), (score unavailable)

South San ISD Tournament

Winner’s consolation bracket

Warren (5-9) 47, South San (5-4) 39

Harlandale (5-4) 42, Antonian (10-3) 41

Consolation bracket

Boerne Champion (???) 46, McCollum (7-5) 31

Southwest (3-6 ???) 58, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (???) 39

Consolation bracket extra games

Roma (???) 58, Kennedy (2-11) 55

GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 7)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Dec. 1-7

Monday’s results

District 28-4A

Lanier (5-10 ???, 2-0) 44, Burbank (3-10 ???, 0-2) 35

Non-district

Churchill (19-1) 74, Sam Houston (1-11 ???) 30

Tuesday’s results

District 28-4A

Brackenridge (14-4, 2-0) 74, Edison (6-10, 0-1) 31

Brennan (11-0, 2-0) 75, Highlands (12-8, 1-1) 23

Fox Tech (4-8, 1-1) 44, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-7, 0-2) 38

Non-district

Antonian (8-4) 50, Southside (8-6) 40 

Kennedy (2-4 ???) 42, Hawkins (2-4 ???) 20

Jefferson (5-7) 67, Memorial (4-6 ???) 38

Harlandale (6-7) 40, Holy Cross (5-9) 38

St. Anthony (9-4) 73, McCollum (2-7) 64

San Marcos (5-4 ???) 59, East Central (5-8) 50

Clemens (7-1 ???) 55, South San (5-7 ???) 17

Thursday’s results

Non-district

NEISD Tournament

Judson (9-3) 71, East Central (5-8) 31

Round Rock Westwood (???) 62, Southwest (8-4) 51

Friday’s results

District 28-4A

Brennan (11-0, 3-0) 80, Lanier (5-11 ???, 2-1) 25

Edison (7-10, 1-1) 37, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-8, 0-3) 30

Highlands (13-8, 2-1) 64, Fox Tech (4-9, 1-2) 11

Jefferson (6-7, 1-1) 58, Burbank (3-11 ???, 0-3) 38

Non-district

Providence (2-6) at San Antonio Christian (0-1 ???), 6 p.m. (score unavailable)

Southside (9-5) 38, Taft (5-8) 37

Edgewood ISD Tournament

Harlandale (9-7) 40, Holy Cross (5-11) 38

McCollum (4-6) 50, Memorial (4-8 ???) 42

Kennedy (3-5 ???) 49, Holy Cross (5-11) 25 

Harlandale (9-7) 53, Memorial (4-8 ???) 33

McCollum (4-6) 44, Kennedy (3-5 ???) 37

NEISD Tournament

MacArthur (14-5) 63, East Central (5-9) 41 

Roosevelt (13-3) 53, Southwest (11-5) 48

Saturday’s games

Non-district

Edgewood ISD Tournament

At Edgewood Gym

Holy Cross (7-11) 61, McCollum (4-8) 31

Harlandale (11-7) 58, Kennedy (4-6 ???) 52

Holy Cross (7-11) 44, Memorial (4-10 ???) 30

Harlandale (11-7) 49, McCollum (4-8) 37

Kennedy (4-6 ???) 46, Memorial (4-10 ???) 25

NEISD Tournament

East Central (6-9) 37, Del Rio (0-9 ???) 35

Southwest (12-5) 63, Laredo United (???) 47

BOYS BASKETBALL: McCollum winning close games after missing playoffs in 2012-13

Cowboys notch Edgewood ISD, key win over Burbank

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No matter how well a team deals with inexperience, and McCollum assembled a good 2012-13 season in spite of it, it’s unavoidable that young teams will be sprayed by the the fallout.

For the Cowboys, the inexperience came to bear in the form of a pair of untimely losses in their last two games. A loss to at more experienced rival Harlandale forced them into a fourth-place playoff. A veteran Kennedy team on a hot streak won the tie-breaker game and McCollum missed the playoffs despite a 16-18 overall record and 7-7 mark in District 29-4A.

The Cowboys (6-2) have shown their experience so far this season. McCollum held off a Burbank comeback to win 58-55 Tuesday on the heels of an Edgewood ISD Tournament championship. The Bulldogs (2-4) made it tight at the end at McCollum. They turned up the defensive pressure to whittle down a 12-point Cowboys lead.

“We’ve had a difficult schedule,” McCollum coach Luke Mackay said. “We’ve kind of been road warriors, but we played well in our one home game. We’re still sort of a young team. We still have a long way to go, but I’m hoping we’ll get there in a hurry, because district (play) isn’t that far away.”

McCollum even exacted some revenge on a former district rival to win the Edgewood title. The Cowboys prevailed 51-46 over traditional power Kerrville Tivy (4-1) Nov. 23 in the championship game.

“They’re a good, tough team,” Mackay said. “We never got them when they were in our district, so it was a bit of a payback.

“I think it was just our perseverance after Tivy made their run. The kids stayed tough and stuck to the game plan. They’re tall and they have some athleticism.”

The Cowboys defeated Memorial 58-50 and Hawkins 77-31 to reach the finals. McCollum watched Tivy cut a sizable lead down to the quick before spurting away from the Antlers.

“We were up (by) double figures and they managed to cut it down to one possession,” Mackay said. “The big thing for us is always how we defend and rebound. We’re not big enough or athletic enough to compensate for mistakes. You can’t give them anything easy.”

Cowboys senior guard Joey Villarreal was the tournament’s most valuable player, despite being a substitute. Junior Nathan Martinez was the offensive MVP. Sophomores Trey Johnson, like Martinez a returning starter, and Steve Villarreal were all-tournament picks.

There’s still some youth intersecting with the Cowboys’ newfound experience. Third-year varsity player Cosmo Cantu is just a junior and Angel Loera returns as the starting point guard, but they’re playing alongside freshman Roger Martinez when the ball is tipped off.

Danny Lerma, who started last year, is part of the bench platoon along with both Villarreals (they’re not related) and sophomore Santiago Vasquez.

“Most of our guys are playing well,” Mackay said. “We’re quite deep. Against Burbank, we played 10 guys. Usually, I’ve been getting 10-12 guys into the game. There’s relatively little drop off when we go to the bench. It’s just an opportunity to rest the starters, so they’ll have fresh legs going into the third and fourth quarters.

“We’re still very young, but we’ve got a lot of kids that bought into the program and put in a lot of work over the summer. Now they’re contributing.”

McCollum’s next challenge will be at the South San Tournament, which begins Thursday and continues through Saturday.

WEEKLY GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT: Holy Cross learning quickly from in early season setbacks

Brack, Highlands, Lanier all win 28-4A openers

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Lanier, Sam Houston, Southwest.

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Much like the school’s softball and volleyball programs have done in the past few seasons, Holy Cross’ girls basketball team is trying to raise the bar to a new performance level this year.

Even setbacks are being viewed as teachable moments as the Knights (5-7) try to ratchet up their intensity in practices and games. One such occasion took place Nov. 26, when Holy Cross was in uniform and had its fans in the stands, only to discover their expected opponent wasn’t on its way.

Due to a scheduling discrepancy, Hawkins didn’t realize that the Knights’ schedule listed it as the visitors for a 6:30 p.m. game. When the host team realized that it wouldn’t have an opponent for its first home game, a uniformed intrasquad scrimmage took its place.

After two more practices, Holy Cross finally had a chance to play its only Thanksgiving-break game. The Knights won 59-44 last Saturday at Schertz John Paul II.

“It was disappointing for sure. It was our first home game,” Holy Cross coach Jesse Arguello said of the Hawkins contest, “but they showed up for practice the next day and ran with it. It was just another thing that happened. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You can’t let it bother you.

“They handled it well, and we felt good about (last Satuday).”

Junior Hayley Andrade led the Knights with 20 points against John Paul II, sinking six 3-point baskets. Senior Joselyn Flores scored 11.

The pair have been shining examples of the Knights’ desire to improve. Each hoisted countless shots over the summer to prepare herself for the season.

Holy Cross complemented its deadly shooting with strong defense to defeat the Guardians. The Knights led by six at halftime and outscored their hosts 20-10 in the fourth quarter.

“We played really good defense,” Arguello said, “and Hayley definitely was ‘on.’ She hit some really big shots. It was a good showing on the road. Defensively, we played with more intensity than we have been.”

Holy Cross won one of five games the previous weekend at the Jaguar Classic in Floresville. It annually is one of the area’s strongest girls tournaments. Arguello said his team benefited from the caliber of competition, even though Knights point guard Brianna Salinas missed much of the tournament because of a head injury.

Salinas returned to play in last Saturday’s game.

“Sometimes it’s just a lesson in handling adversity,” he said. “You don’t want to have any quit in your team. Even if they’re overmatched, you want them to keep attacking.”

Holy Cross will get a second chance at one of its Jaguar Classic opponents Tuesday. The Knights play a 6:30 p.m. game Tuesday at Harlandale (6-7). The Indians won 53-31 in Floresville.

“Trying to make our opponents take as tough a shot as possible and taking care of the ball,” Arguello said, “are two of the biggest things we want to improve on as the weeks pass.”

Arguello said trying to force Indians post Connie Garza to give up the ball and to deny her easy shots was a key for the Knights.

“That’s true of all the teams we play,” he said. “We want to take away Option ‘A’ and make them go to Option ‘B.’ ”

The Holy Cross coach is proud of the overall improvement his team has made in the early season, particularly in its mental toughness and ability to sustain concerted effort.

“I’m pleased with our progress,” Arguello said. “I think this team really has a chance to do something special. I’m excited about their potential. I’m anxious to see where this all leaves us as we gain more experience.”

Lanier 56, Jefferson 49

Easily the most even on-paper matchup on the opening night for District 28-4A, this contest played out just about as expected Tuesday at Lanier.

The Voks (4-10, 1-0) notched the district-opening win courtesy of a 31-point second half. Lanier gained eight points on the Mustangs – who were within 26-23 at the midpoint – during that time frame.

Jefferson (4-7, 0-1) was led by 13 points apiece from Sasha Barrientes and Melanie Ybarra. Adriana Aguinaga added nine.

Ashley Lopez provided a game-high 19 points for Lanier. The Voks got 16 points from Ruby Garza. Sabrina Cortinas and LeeAnna Martinez combined for 17 points.

The Mustangs edged Lanier 44-41 Nov. 8 in the Harlandale ISD Tournament.

Brackenridge 55, Fox Tech 14

Brackenridge (12-4, 1-0) kept Fox Tech scoreless in the first quarter Tuesday at Brackenridge. By halftime, the Eagles led by 28 and a District 28-4A victory already was all but assured.

The leading scorer for the Buffaloes (3-10, 0-1) was Carla Ponce with six points.

Brackenridge had balanced scoring, led by Brittney Morales with 12 points.  Miranda Acuna also was in double figures with 11. Tevis Thoma chipped in with eight points.

Highlands 62, Burbank 38

The Owls (9-6, 1-0) thundered to a strong start in District 28-4A Tuesday, outscoring the Bulldogs (2-9, 0-1) 32-18 in the first half.

Highlands sophomore Jazmine Jackson used her combination of strength and quickness to notch a game-high 18 points. Aaliyah Prince added 10. Jina Lackey supplied eight points for the Owls.

Burbank was led by junior Abigail Macias with 15 points.

Southwest 64, Marshall 35

Marshall (8-9) focused its defense on Dragons senior standout Tiffani Rodriguez and limited her to four points Tuesday. It didn’t matter much to the Dragons (10-3), who have improved depth this season.

Sophomore guard Alexandra Busby stepped up to score a team-high 21 points for Southwest, which led 37-19 at halftime Tuesday at Paul Taylor Gym. Freshman post Melissa Lockridge supplied 11 points and Cheyenne Ortiz added 10.

Edison 51, Sam Houston 42

The Golden Bears (6-11) pulled away in the second half behind 19 points from Marisa Salas Tuesday in a non-district game against SAISD rival Sam Houston (1-10).

Edison outscored the Hurricanes 26-20 after halftime after holding a slim three-point lead at the break. Salas, a 5-foot senior, was the only Golden Bear to score more than six points.

Dionna Camino led Sam Houston with 17 points. Dominique Green scored 10.