Alyssa Conde was the District 8-5A Offensive MVP in 2013 and has already started putting together another great district season in 2014.
Conde had a hat trick and added three assists to help the Ellison Lady Eagles open district play with a 6-0 win over the Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves on Tuesday.
Conde helped Ellison (4-6, 1-0) open the scoring by assisting on Kaitlin Saiki-Silva’s goal in the opening 10 minutes that made it 1-0 Lady Eagles.
The other Saiki-Silva twin, Kayla, assisted on Conde’s first goal of the match and Nia Jenkins added another goal to send the Lady Eagles with a three-goal advantage after the first half.
Kaitlin opened the second-half scoring with her second goal of the match while Conde closed out the match with a pair of goals, the last coming on a penalty kick.
Ellison goes for its second district win of the year when it hosts Waco Midway while Shoemaker (0-1 district) travels to Temple on Friday.
HARKER HEIGHTS 1, COPPERAS COVE 0, OT: At Harker Heights, sophomore Kayla Crumby scored in the seventh minute of overtime to send the Lady Knights to a victory in the District 8-5A opener.
Casey Cox assisted on the goal, and Caitlin Dumond earned the shutout in goal for Heights (3-4).
ELLISON 4, SHOEMAKER 0: At Shoemaker, four different Eagles scored as Ellison blanked the Grey Wolves in a District 8-5A opener.
Shabba Armbrister scored in the eighth minute for the only tally Ellison (2-4-2) would need. Richard Gamblin (14th minute), Ahmad Holt (72nd) and Joseph Ballou (74th) also scored.
Michael Charlton and Marquis Wood combined for the shutout in goal, with Wood playing the last 15 minutes.
HARKER HEIGHTS 4, COPPERAS COVE 0: At Copperas Cove, Austin Roden scored three goals and Bernardo Villaltando scored once to lead Harker Heights in a district-opening road win.
KILLEEN 48, BELTON 35: At Killeen, Keaunna Johnson scored a game-high 13 points to help the Lady Kangaroos outlast Belton.
The win lifted Killeen (17-13, 7-5 District 8-5A) into a three-way for second place with Temple and Harker Heights. Belton (8-17, 3-9) needed to win out to have any shot at the postseason.
Tia Harston added 10 points for the Lady Roos who scored 20 points in the fourth quarter. Killeen shut out Belton in the second quarter.
The Lady Roos go for another much- needed win on Friday when it travels to district champion Ellison.
The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Roos 64-43 at the Killeen High gym earlier this season.
LEXINGTON 35, FLORENCE 28: At Florence, sophomore Clarissa Carranco scored a season-high 16 points, but the short-handed Lady Buffaloes couldn’t overcome an early 11-2 deficit.
Florence (6-21, 1-11 22-2A) played without starters Shali Simpson and Jillian Brewer and struggled on the way to a 25-12 halftime deficit, but Carranco scored all of the Lady Buffs’ points during a 9-1 third-quarter run to get her team back in the game.
Carranco turned a pair of steals into layups and knocked down a 3-pointer during the spurt. She scored 14 of her points in the second half.
Simpson suffered a concussion in Florence’s previous game and is unlikely to return Friday, according to coach Drake Stanczak.
FLORENCE 59, LEXINGTON 29: At Florence, Parker McNeil scored 13 points and Alfredo Pena added 11 as the Buffaloes rolled to a home victory.
Florence (11-11, 5-5 22-2A) began the night tied for fourth place with Rogers and Rosebud-Lott, where the Buffs will play on Friday.
Tanner Watson added nine points for Florence and Mason Lansford had eight.
Grant Piemann led Lexington (0-10 22-2A) with 11 points.
KILLEEN 73, BELTON 57: At Belton, Brian Long scored 17 points and Melvin Anthony added 13 as the Roos won on the road. Braden Hammond led the Tigers with 21 points.