• January 24, 2017

Future Stars

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dow soars for 33 points in 7A Grizzlies win

Andy Zavoina | Herald
Rancier's Jonathan Ramirez shoots against Union Grove during an eighth-grade game Thursday at Union Grove.

Kendall Dow put on a scoring clinic with 33 points in the Union Grove seventh-grade A-team Grizzlies’ 53-28 boys basketball victory Thursday at Rancier.

Other scorers for Union Grove were James Larriva and Antwan Taylor (seven points each), Brandon White (four) and Damian Mora (two).

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 44, NOLAN 7A 32: Joseph McCray had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Lobos finished their nonconference slate with a 4-3 record.

Nolan made an impressive rally after falling behind 30-3 at halftime.

LIBERTY HILL 7A 37, PATTERSON 7A 25: Clarence Jackson scored seven points to lead the defeated Cavaliers.

Other scorers for Patterson were Reggie Barlow (six points), Rockies Thomas and Elias Santiago (three each) and Jayden Hurst, Howard Johnson and Breon Williams (two each).

EASTERN HILLS 7A 42, MANOR 7A 35: Manor erased a 15-point halftime deficit to take the lead, only to see foul trouble set the team back behind again.

Devon Arnold led the Rams with 11 points. Sidney Maxwell added nine. Nicolas Corona was a defensive standout.

UNION GROVE 7B 19, RANCIER 7B 17: At Rancier, Toa Laufasa scored five points in the Grizzlies’ victory.

Other scorers for Union Grove were Jacob Ables and Corris Bullock (four points each), Morris Marshall (three), Alex Quiroz (two) and Bobby Benjamin (one).

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 35, NOLAN 7B 8: Brendan Reed scored 18 points and the Lobos finished their nonconference slate with a 3-2 record.

PATTERSON 7B 34, LIBERTY HILL 7B 24: Dominick Allison scored six points to lead the Cavaliers to a victory.

Other scorers for Patterson were Henri Vizcarrando, Domingo Ortego and Jayhmeer Larkins (four points each), Devine Helvetius (three) and Ahmad Bailey, Airon Jones, Jamal Williams, Aiden Chalk and Jayden Rudd.

MANOR 7B 18, EASTERN HILLS 7B 8: David Gutierrez scored eight points to lead the Rams to a victory.

Sterling Serano added four points.

UNION GROVE 8A 45, RANCIER 8A 30: Jack Byse scored 16 points in the Grizzlies’ victory.

Other scorers for Union Grove were LaPrinceton Dixon (eight points), Jailyn Mayfield-Jamison (seven), Quinton Howard, Adarius Atkins and Oluwatobi Okeowo (four each) and Malik Francis (two).

PALO ALTO 8A 56, AUDIE MURPHY 8A 31: Cody Camacho led the Patriots to a victory with 13 points.

Other scorers for Palo Alto were Tren Hudson (10 points), Khalial Young (seven) and Chase Adkins and Vontez Martin (six each). Jacob Cote, Dontavious Burrows, Demiree Sutton, Keith Cunningham and Javier Torres were defensive standouts.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 8A 58, NOLAN 8A 56: At Nolan, Jayden Williams scored 15 points and the Mustangs nearly overcame a 17-point deficit before falling to Live Oak Ridge.

Other scorers for Nolan were Demari Blackmon (12 points), David Lewis (nine), Jesus Espinoza and Ty Bell (eight each) and Kylin Talbert (four points, six rebounds).

UNION GROVE 8B 23, RANCIER 8B 7: Chris Pierson scored 10 points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.

Other scorers for Union Grove were Xavier Gonzales (five points), Xavier Chancy and Jaylin Rawls (four each) and Owen Schoenbeck (two).

PALO ALTO 8B 32, AUDIE MURPHY 8B 4: Robert Williams led all scorers with 11 points and the Patriots remained unbeaten.

Other contributors for Palo Alto (7-0) were Jedadiah Rudder (seven points), Kaleel Pomerlee (four points, two steals) and defensive standouts Jadyn Gray, Joshua Heldt, Tyree Ryland and Richard Adewusi.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 8B DEF. NOLAN 8B: At Nolan, Jamoi Thomas had six points and six blocks for the defeated Mustangs, who played with just five available players.

Camren Washington added three points for Nolan. Juan Barraza and Isael Casiano also played well.

Middle School Girls


MANOR 8A DEF. RANCIER 8A: Keke Battle scored 17 points, but early foul trouble dropped the Lady Roos into a 23-10 halftime hole they couldn’t escape.

Keturah White and Tafa Saliate each scored four points for Rancier, which cut the deficit to three in the second half. Ahlyssa Hicks scored two points.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 21, EASTERN HILLS 7A 18: Destinee Pierce and Saniya Woodberry led a balanced scoring attack with four points apiece as the Lady Lobos won their conference opener.

Other scorers for Live Oak Ridge were Kyra Thompkins (three points) and Mariah Penquite, Symone Sedberry, Jayden Lark and Demyjah Taylor (two each).

UNION GROVE 7B 16, PALO ALTO 7B 15: Keni Moore and Serenity Hoffman each had four points in the Grizzlies victory.

Rachel Roberts, Mckenzie Davis, Shanice Allwood and Ny’Ree Taylor each added two points.

LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 19, EASTERN HILLS 7B 11: Nevaeha Gadson and Vanessa Van Dorn each scored six points and the Lady Lobos rallied from a first-half deficit to win their conference opener.

Other scorers for Live Oak Ridge were Desiree Humphrey (three points) and Melanie Garay and Cherish Pitts (two each).


7A LIONS WIN TITLE: Terrence Carter scored 17 points and the Liberty Hill seventh-grade A-team Lions beat Academy 36-29 on Jan. 14 to win the Killeen ISD A-Team Invitational.

Iv’rson Lavizzo added 12 points for Liberty Hill, which improved to 7-0. Tahji Hooper scored five points, and Kevan Williams had two. Eric Moore and Isaiah Osborn were defensive standouts.

LIBERTY HILL 7A 46, PATTERSON 7A 44: Carter scored 20 points and the Lions held off Patterson to advance to the championship game.

Other scorers for Liberty Hill were Lavizzo (12 points), Hooper (nine), Moore (three) and Williams (two).

Howard Johnson scored 15 points for Patterson, which cut a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit down to two. The Cavaliers forced a turnover in the final seconds, but were unable to get a shot off that could have won or tied the game.

Jaylon Jennings (12 points) hit a 3-pointer in the final minute that pulled Patterson with two.

Other scorers for Patterson were Elias Santiago (10), Breon Williams (five) and Jayden Hurst (two).

UNION GROVE 7A 48, NOLAN 7A 37: Kendall Dow scored 21 points and the Grizzlies finished 2-1 in the tourney with a victory.

Damian Mora added 11 points off the bench for Union Grove. Other scorers were James Larriva (six points), Antwan Taylor and Roderick Pollard (three each) and Brandon White and Nicholas Castillo (two each).

PATTERSON FALLS TO ACADEMY IN 8A FINAL: Deondre Thomas had 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists, but the Cavaliers came up short in the KISD Invitational 8A championship game, falling 52-47 to Academy.

Other contributors for Patterson were Reid Pulliam (12 points, 12 rebounds), Jaylen Armstrong (five points, seven rebounds, three steals), Anthony Linke (five points), Trendon Stewart and Deondre Exford (two points each) and Isaiah Washington (two points, eight rebounds).

ACADEMY 8A 48, PALO ALTO 8A 42: Academy scored six points in the final two minutes to fend off the Patriots in the semifinals after Palo Alto got back in the game with a 10-0 run.

Trent Hudson led Palo Alto with 13 points. Other scorers were Cody Camacho (10), Chase Adkins (six), Keith Cunningham (four), Khalial Young (three) and Demiree Sutton, Dontavious Burrows and Jacob Cote (two each).

PATTERSON 8A 41, LIBERTY HILL 8A 26: Stewart had 16 points, 16 rebounds and six steals to send the Cavaliers to the championship game.

Other contributors for Patterson were Washington (10 points, eight rebounds), Armstrong (five rebounds, three assists, two steals), Pulliam (two points, four rebounds), Damashia Harris (four points, three rebounds), Traelen Williams (five rebounds), Exford (two points), Deondre Thomas (four points, three rebounds, two steals, two assists), Makkia Rogers (two assists).

Liberty Hill (3-3) had 19 turnovers, and Patterson scored 28 of its points in the paint.

Trejon Spiller led the Lions with eight points. Jayce Wright and Isaac Hill each added seven points. Keandre China and Camrin Forde (two each).

UNION GROVE 8A 41, NOLAN 8A 21: David Wilson led Union Grove to a victory with 12 points. Other scorers for Union Grove were LaPrinceton Dixon (eight points), Jailyn Mayfield-Jamison and Jack Byse (seven each), Malik Francis (five) and Quinton Howard (two).

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