WACO — Shoemaker senior Shane Johnson scored a team-high 26 points, guiding his team to a second consecutive victory to start the season, 73-57 Friday over Waco University.
The Grey Wolves bounced back from a seven-point third quarter to dominate the fourth quarter, outscoring the Trojans 24-9 to close out the game. Shoemaker led 42-29 at halftime before allowing its lead to dwindle to one point, 49-48, following the third quarter.
The Grey Wolves will look to keep their unblemished record intact when they return to the court Monday for a home game against Pflugerville Hendrickson. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
TEMPLE 80, ROUND ROCK STONY POINT 47: At Temple, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a one-sided victory against Round Rock Stony Point.
Temple outscored the Tigers 19-7 in the first quarter and took a 22-point advantage, 42-20, into halftime. The Wildcats took complete control in the third quarter, outscoring Stony Point 24-9.
The victory gives Temple a 2-2 overall record heading into Tuesday’s game at Round Rock.
Bulldawgs split at Texas Invitational: At Pasadena, Copperas Cove lost its opener of bracket play at the McDonald’s Texas Invitational, but rebounded to win its second game and advanced to play for the consolation championship.
Competing in the Division I, Bronze Bracket, the Bulldawgs suffered an early-morning defeat to Class 4A No. 10 Pearland Dawson in the first round, losing 86-74. Later in the day, Copperas Cove (2-5) beat Strake Jesuit by six points, 46-40, to secure its spot in today’s consolation title game against Dekaney at 3 p.m.
GATESVILLE 60, HAMILTON 49: At Hamilton, senior guard Seth Martin scored a team-high 20 points for Gatesville, guiding the Hornets to their first victory of the season.
Gatesville held an 18-9 advantage following the first quarter and pushed its lead to 37-23 by halftime.
Hornets junior point guard Justin Massey added 15 points, while teammates De’Quan Cross and Harrison Smith finished with 10 and seven points, respectively.
The Hornets (1-1) play next on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Troy in their home opener.
FLORENCE 70, BELTON JV 27: At Holland, Wyatt Odom made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points as the Buffaloes cruised to a victory on the second day of the Holland Tournament.
Christian Gomez, Alfredo Pena and Davis Kord each added nine points for Florence (1-1).
The Buffs return to action today at 1:30 p.m. against Dime Box.
SHOEMAKER 67, FORT WORTH DUNBAR 26: At Flower Mound, Jonette Jackson led the way with 12 points as the Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves beat Fort Worth Dunbar 67-26 to get their first win of the Flower Mound Tournament.
Hicara Quinn and Shadazia Birchette combined for 15 points in the blowout.
Shoemaker takes on Euless Trinity today at 9 a.m.
AUSTIN ANDERSON 44, BELTON 30: At Austin, the Lady Tigers managed to score double-digits in just one quarter, and the lack of offense was too much to overcome.
Belton scored seven points in each of the first two quarters and finished with a five-point fourth quarter. The Lady Tigers posted 11 points in the third quarter behind a pair of 3-pointers from Kinsey Williams, who finished with a team-high nine points. Teammate Jhynae McCray added six points, while Emily Hugo and Blair Gilbert each scored five points.
The loss drops Belton’s record to 2-5 heading into Tuesday’s home game against Lampasas (4-1).
Tem-Cats fall into consolation bracket: At Pasadena, after losing both of its pool-play games on Thursday, Temple suffered a third consecutive loss at the McDonald’s Texas Invitational, falling into the Division I, Consolation Bracket.
Temple lost its lone game Friday as San Antonio Jay earned a 55-43 victory to spoil the Tem-Cats’ chances of playing in the Gold, Silver or Bronze Brackets. Instead, Temple will face El Paso Eastwood today at 9 a.m. with the winner advancing to play the winner between Klein Collins and San Antonio Madison at 1:30 p.m. for the consolation title.