Tuesday marked the debut of District 12-6A’s varsity basketball doubleheader schedule and there were mixed reactions across the league.
Killeen did not make the playoffs, but the Kangaroos still demanded attention.
FLORENCE — The Buffaloes just couldn’t stop Holland from scoring in the final day of their own tournament.
These days senior guard Presleigh York leads the Belton Lady Tigers on the court thanks to a choice she made two years ago.
Tramari Randles had 19 points, five rebounds and five steals to lead the Rancier eighth-grade A-team Karoos in a 52-37 victory over Nolan on Thursday in Killeen ISD middle school boys basketball action.
Tyrese Taylor had 14 points and six rebounds to help the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs beat Class 4A-No. 15 Dallas Faith Family 53-51 in the championship gmae of the Austin LBJ Bob Hayes Jaguar Classic on Saturday.
Madisen Honea believes it was more than a win. It was a statement.
Cierra Penn rewrote the Lady Roos fate Friday night in a District 12-6A, home-opening 49-36 victory over Harker Heights.
Tyrese Taylor had 22 points and 18 rebounds and the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs beat Georgetown 58-55 on Friday at the Bob Hayes Jaguar Classic hosted by Austin LBJ.
FLORENCE — The Florence Buffaloes pulled away in the second half for a 31-21 victory over Granger on the second day of the Florence Boys’ Varsity Tournament.
After nearly three weeks away from action, the Belton boys golf team had no issues returning to competition.
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”
FLORENCE — Romero Gomez made a much-needed 3-pointer at the buzzer to close out the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to help Florence catch up in an opening loss at its home tournament Thursday night.
FLORENCE — Granger just could not find an answer to shut down 6-foot, 4-inch Florence center Jacob Trussell as the Buffaloes ran away with a 41-13 win at home Wednesday night.
The Ellison Eagles shut out the Memorial Christian Warriors 17-0 on Monday at Hallmark Lanes.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Lady Knights kept the battle close, but the Belton Lady Tigers pulled away late for a 40-33 win at Harker Heights on Tuesday night.
COPPERAS COVE — Killeen made free throws when it had to.
COPPERAS COVE — In a matter of minutes, Copperas Cove took complete control.
WACO — The loss can be attributed to self-inflicted mistakes, especially turnovers. The Ellison Lady Eagles came up short to Waco Midway 46-35 for their first District 12-6A loss of the season.
Eli Pittman scored 21 points and the Salado boys basketball team outscored Holland 40-6 in the second half of an 83-25 victory on Tuesday night in Holland.
After a week of competition, Lampasas, Gatesville and Shoemaker remain the area’s only state-ranked teams.
Diane Hurst hates losing.
SALADO — Since Kenny Mann arrived at Salado to lead the Eagles basketball team, he has guided each team through the annual Coach Smith Memorial Tournament.
Jamyron Keller scored 35 points to lead the Liberty Hill eighth-grade A-team Lions to a 55-47 win over Union Grove on the opening day of Killeen ISD middle school boys basketball Thursday.
Amir Davis scored 12 points, Chandler Sutton added 10 and the Ellison Eagles topped El Paso Burges on Friday, 55-50, to finish 1-1 on the day at the Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Barbeque Classic.
In a tourney rematch Saturday, Hutto defeated Copperas Cove 69-59 to win the Marble Falls Subway Classic.
SALADO — Gatesville may be undersized compared to other basketball teams, but if they’re ever down in a game, the Hornets warn the doubters to never count them out before the game ends.
MARBLE FALLS — Tyrese Taylor led Copperas Cove to victory, and he intends to do it again.
SALADO — The Gatesville Hornets got back in the win column Friday at the Salado Coach Smith Memorial Tournament with a fourth-quarter comeback victory over Jarrell behind clutch 3-pointers from Tyler Hallman.
Ellison suffered its first loss of the season Thursday, falling to Class 6A No. 1 Denton Guyer 65-62 during the opening day of the Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Classic.
SALADO— The Eagles went undefeated on the first day of the 17th annual Coach Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Copperas Cove needs to rebound in more ways than one.
The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs were never threatened as they defeated the newest member of the CenTex district — the Memorial Christian Academy Warriors — 15-2 on Monday at Hallmark Lanes as they opened the 18th season of high school bowling.
COPPERAS COVE — Belton could not score, so the Lady Tigers found other ways to win.
WACO — Turnovers killed the momentum and ultimately were the deciding factor in Tuesday’s District 12-6A girls opener between Killeen and Waco Midway.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Lady Knights stole the show with a 52-46 victory at home Tuesday night in their District 12-6A opener against Temple.
Amir Davis scored 17 points in his season debut and the Ellison Eagles won their fifth straight to start the season, 58-45 over Class 5A's seventh-ranked Pflugerville Connally in Austin.
Most students are sleeping or just waking up at 5:50 a.m. on a school day.
AUSTIN — La Vernia did it again.
Lampasas hopes history does not repeat itself.
Killeen spent the offseason preparing for a run at the District 12-6A title but not in a way most would expect.