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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Knights roll past University for 3-0 start

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 10:58 am, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

WACO — Josh DeLaney scored 14 points while Cody Halverson added 13 to help the Harker Heights Knights beat the Waco University Trojans 77-49 on Tuesday. 

The win is Heights’ third in a row to begin the season.

The Knights held University to seven points in the first quarter and built a nine-point lead they did not relinquish after the first eight minutes.

Celneque Bobbit II also finished in double digits, scoring 12 points.

LAKE TRAVIS 75, KILLEEN 59: At Austin, the Killeen Kangaroos played their first road game of the season and also suffered their first loss of the year.

Despite 15 points from University of Texas at Pan American signee Brian Long, the Roos lost to Austin Lake Travis 75-59 on Tuesday.

Devyn WIlliams, Anthony Oliver, Damariel Baker and Jaylin Mayfield combined for 16 points. The loss runs Killeen’s record to 3-1 on the season.

Killeen will be off for nine days and begins play in the Marble Falls Tournament on Dec. 5.

GATESVILLE 49, TROY 35: At Gatesville, Seth Martin scored a team-high 19 points and point guard Justin Massey added 12 as the Hornets limited Troy to single-digit points in three quarters.

Gatesville outscored the Trojans 15-8 in the opening quarter and 16-7 in the second quarter before Troy rebounded after halftime, winning the third quarter 14-7.

But it was not enough.

The Hornets held Troy to six points in the fourth quarter as they won their second consecutive game after losing the season opener.

De’Quan Cross finished with 11 rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks to lead the Hornets’ defensive stand.

1A-DIVISION II No. 17 LOMETA 73, LOHN 41: At Lohn, the Hornets were sharp after an unexpected week off, using a strong fourth quarter to finish off Lohn.

Lometa senior Eric Nichols scored a game-high 23 points, including two 3-pointers, while teammate Pedro De Luna added 18 to help the Hornets improve to 2-0 on the season.

After Blanket was forced to cancel its game against Lometa last Friday due to the football team’s playoff game, the Hornets sat idly for a full week following a one-sided victory in the season opener. The layoff appeared to leave Lometa rested as it jumped out to a 14-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring Lohn by at least seven points in each quarter.

FLORENCE 50, HOLLAND 34: At Florence, Christian Gomez led a balanced scoring effort with 10 points and the Buffaloes pulled away in the second half despite a dreadful performance at the foul line.

Gomez was one of six Florence players with at least seven points. Parker McNeil added nine to go with 10 rebounds. Alfred Pena had eight points, and Wyatt Odom, Michael Hoisington and Mason Lansford each had seven.

Florence (3-1) led 24-22 at halftime, a lead that could have been larger if not for a 3 for 18 effort at the free-throw line. The Buffs did better in the second half, making 6 of 9 while holding the Hornets to 12 points.

Dallas Haney led Holland with 15 points.

GIRLS

BELTON 55, LAMPASAS 45: At Belton, the Lady Badgers fell into an early hole and never recovered, losing their second consecutive game after beginning the season 4-0.

The Lady Tigers led 13-9 following the first quarter, increasing the advantage to 28-19 by halftime before taking a comfortable 40-28 cushion into the fourth quarter.

Stacie Olivarez scored a team-high 12 points for Lampasas, while Alexis Lewis and Qadrey Tolliver, who made both of the Lady Badgers’ 3-pointers, each finished with 10 points in the loss.

Aubrianna Garcia scored a game-high 15 points for Belton, and Blair Gilbert added 10 as the Lady Tigers improved to 5-1 overall.

GATESVILLE 47, CLIFTON 44: At Clifton, Meghan Haferkamp scored a team-high 18 points, leading the Lady Hornets to a narrow road victory.

Gatesville led 39-26 following three quarters, but produced just eight points in the fourth quarter as Clifton attempted to rally. The Lady Cubs’ comeback fell short, though, as Gatesville (5-4) survived despite missing eight of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Kayla McGiboney scored nine points for the Lady Hornets, while teammates Brianna Poe and Randi Farney added six and four points, respectively.

PFLUGERVILLE 59, ELLISON 38: At Pflugerville, Jordanna Porter scored 12 points, but the 23rd- Ellison Lady Eagles (7-3) couldn’t overcome a rough second quarter in a loss at No. 13 Pflugerville.  

Francesca Patrick added 10 points for Ellison while Bri’anna Grey scored seven.

Pflugerville took a slim 11-10 lead into the second quarter before outscoring Ellison 27-11 in that frame. The Lady Panthers held the Lady Eagles to 17 points in the second half.  

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