Jamyron Keller scored 30 points and the Liberty Hill seventh-grade A-team Lions tallied a season-high 28 points in the first quarter en route to a 58-47 victory over Manor on Thursday in Killeen ISD middle school basketball action.
The Lions (8-2, 4-0 conference) led 39-16 at halftime.
Other scorers for Liberty Hill were Ryan Allen and Gabriel Ramirez (eight points each), Jy’juan Eskridge (seven), Jordan Bailey (three) and Sunti Soutthichak (two). Marcus Rush and Ta’shun Berry were defensive standouts.
PALO ALTO 7A 62, NOLAN 7A 51: Alex Angulo (23 points) and Tony Brady (20) tallied season-highs to lead the Patriots to a victory.
Palo Alto trailed 26-23 at halftime, but took the lead in the third quarter and led 42-29 heading into the final period.
EASTERN HILLS 7A 38, SMITH 7A 37: The Panthers won with a last-second jump shot.
Jamarius Stewart, Deion Ware and Jadarius Murphy led the defeated Leopards.
UNION GROVE 7A 57, RANCIER 7A 37: Evan Chatman tossed in 20 points and the Grizzlies rolled to a victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Aimeer Washington (eight points), Re’Shaun Sanford and Tyrese Smith (seven each), Dayne Holden (six), Alexander Bailey (four), Javonni Goodrich (three) and Jayden Chatman (two).
PATTERSON 7A 50, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 28: Tyler Gaines and Javier Smith each scored 13 points to lead the Cavaliers to a victory.
Other scorers for Patterson were Tony McIntosh (seven points), Marquise Mango (six), Rashad Jackson and Elijiah Kenyi (four each) and Jisaiah Adair (two).
NOLAN 7B 50, PALO ALTO 7B 23: Jalon Bernal, Ethan Welsher, Nickolus Caldwell and Maijae Bostic were standouts for the defeated Patriots.
SMITH 7B 32, EASTERN HILLS 7B 18: Caleob Houston scored 12 points and the Leopards improved to 4-0.
UNION GROVE 7B 37, RANCIER 7B 21: Charles Williams scored 16 points in the Grizzlies’ victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Paul Seaton (seven points), Amaree Head (four), Jaleel Sadiq and Tahid Lloyd (two each) and Tavares Mitchell (one).
LIBERTY HILL 7B 38, MANOR 7B 23: Malachi Evans led a balanced scoring attack with eight points in the Lions’ victory.
Liberty Hill (5-2, 3-0 conference) forced 15 turnovers. Other scorers for the Lions were Reggie Randall (five points), Andrew Estada and King White (four each), De’Aireion Littlejohn, Jaydon Gentle and Devaugn Williams (three each) and Brendan Ortega, Robert Lopez, Kameron Jenkins and Kevin Williams (two each). Justin Alexander and Janiel Colon-Rodriguez were defensive standouts.
PATTERSON 7B 31, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 4: Zyaire King, Jon Wright and Tyriq Jones each scored six points in the Cavaliers’ victory.
Other scorers for Patterson were Jaylen Parkinson (five points), Emory Watson (four) and Samuel Gaines and Jayden Holland (two each).
PATTERSON 8A 64, LIVE OAK RIDGE 8A 43: Elias Santiago made three 3-pointers and finished with 26 points and the Cavaliers finished undefeated in their conference.
Other scorers for Patterson were Howard Johnson (14 points), Breon Williams (seven), Reggie Barlow (six), Domingo Ortego (four), Jaylon Jennings (three) and Emmanuel Kenyi and Jayden Rudd (two each).
RANCIER 8A 57, UNION GROVE 8A 50: Tyquan Scoby had 12 points, six rebounds and six steals to help the Karoos keep their postseason hopes alive.
Other contributors for Rancier were Antron Williams (eight points, three assists, four steals), Albert Powell (14 points), Isaac Warner (nine points), Patrick Cox (six points, two assists), Sebastian Rivera (five points), Jacob Thomas (two steals), and Caden Clark (three points, five rebounds, six blocks).
LIBERTY HILL 8A 56, MANOR 8A 20: Uriyah Evans scored 13 points for the victorious Lions.
Other scorers for Liberty Hill were Marcus Maple and Terrance Carter (10 points each), Iv’rson Lavizzo (nine), Tahji Hooper (five), Lamont Williams (three) and Romeo Tauaa, Malyke Whitted and Nehemiah Costley (two each).
LIVE OAK RIDGE 8B 22, PATTERSON 8B 20: Jorien Young led the defeated Cavaliers with six points.
Other scorers for Patterson were Zaylin Blackwood (four points), Willie Hall (three) and Collins Akpablie and Kevin Sanchez (two each).
RANCIER 8B 22, UNION GROVE 8B 18: Caleb Johnson scored 11 points and made some timely steals, and Shamareik Johnson-Whitsell knocked down some clutch free throws to lift the Karoos to a victory.
Johnson finished with four rebounds and three steals. Whitsell tallied five points, five rebounds and four assists.
Other contributors for Rancier were De’Untae Taylor (two points, 10 rebounds), Tristan Taylor (two points, nine rebounds), Vincent Cross (nine rebounds) and Quintyne Thomas (two points, three steals).
LIBERTY HILL 8B 34, MANOR 8B 12: Eric Moore scored 10 points to lift the Lions to a victory.
Other scorers for Liberty HIll were Tyrell Winston (nine points), David Lanxon (seven), Keshawn Collier (four) and Anthony Millender and Devin Leatherwood (two each).
PALO ALTO 7B 24, EASTERN HILLS 14: Nickolus Caldwell scored nine points, and Maijae Bostic added eight in the Patriots’ win.
SMITH 7B 34, UNION GROVE 7B 23: Charles Williams scored eight points to lead the defeated Grizzlies.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Paul Seaton (five points), Tavares Mitchell (four) and Dylan Dubreuil, Amaree Head and Nicholas Tinsley (two each).
PATTERSON 7B 50, MANOR 7B 25: Jon Wright scored 10 points to lead the Cavaliers to a first-round win.
Other scorers for Patterson were Samuel Gains (nine points), Tyriq Jones (six), Emory Watson (five), Jaylen Parkinson, Matthew Moore, Deshawn Liptrap and Elijiah Kenyi (four each), Jayden Holland (three) and Aaron Crittenden (one).
PALO ALTO 8B 40, EASTERN HILLS 8B 7: At Palo Alto, J’kai Joiner and Jeremiah Dowell each scored eight points to lead the Patriots to a first-round victory.
Palo Alto led 23-2 at halftime.
Other scorers for the Patriots were Andtwan Jones (five points), Latavis Williams, Jonathan Rivas and Issac Lopez (four each) and Daveon Green, Dwayne Bradfield, Kameron Hatten and Quinton Brown (two each).
LIBERTY HILL 8B 20, RANCIER 8B 10: Shamareik Johnson-Whitsell led the defeated Karoos with four points and five rebounds.
Other contributors for Rancier were Caleb Johnson (four points, three steals), Vincent Cross (two points, three rebounds), De’Untae Taylor (10 rebounds, three blocks) and Tristan Taylor (four rebounds).
KISD A-TEAM INVITATIONAL
PATTERSON BOYS WIN 7A TOURNEY: Javier Smith scored 23 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 54-49 win over Temple Travis in the championship game of the Killeen ISD Invitational on Saturday.
Other scorers for Patterson were Tony McIntosh (10 points), Tyler Gains (eight), Marquise Mango (four), Rashad Jackson and Tola Gormely (three each) and Braden Turner (two).
PATTERSON 7A 66, LIBERTY HILL 7A 49: Javier Smith scored 28 points to send the Cavaliers to the championship game.
Tony McIntosh, Marquise Mango and Tyler Gains each added nine points for Patterson. Rashad Jackson finished with five. Deric Jones and Tola Gormely each scored two.
The Cavs led 35-16 at the half.
Jamyron Keller led Liberty Hill (7-2) with 26 points. Other scorers for the Lions were Ryan Allen (15), Ty’shun Berry (three) and Gabriel Ramirez and Suntisouk Souththichak (two each).
UNION GROVE 7A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 7A: Dayne Holden scored 12 points to lead the Grizzlies to a victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Tyrese Smith and Aimeer Washington (eight each), Marcus McMillan (four), Re’Shawn Sanford, Javonni Goodrich and Evan Chatman (three each) and Alexander Bailey and Jayden Chatman (two each).
PALO ALTO 7A 44, AUDIE MURPHY 7A 11: Alex Angulo scored 14 points and the Patriots earned their first win of the season in the third round of the tourney.
Tony Bradley added seven points for Palo Alto, which scored 20 points in the opening period to take early control. Zachary Manson and Adrian Sheffield each scored six points.
LIBERTY HILL 7A 49, TEMPLE LAMAR 7A 22: Jamyron Keller scored 28 points and the Lions advanced to the semifinals.
Liberty Hill (7-1) held Lamar to five points in the second half after racing to a 34-17 halftime lead.
Other scorers for the Lions were Ryan Allen (10 points), Gabe Ramirez (six) and Shawn Timmons and Jordan Bailey (three each). Jy’juan Eskridge was a defensive standout.
RANCIER 8A 47, LIVE OAK RIDGE 8A 44: Sebastian Rivera had 20 points, four rebounds and three steals, and the Karoos rallied in the second half for a victory.
Other contributors for Rancier were Caden Clark (six points, 10 rebounds), Albert Powell (four points, nine rebounds, three blocks), Patrick Cox (five points), Isaac Warner (four points), Tyquan Scoby (three points, five rebounds), Antron Williams (three points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals) and Jacob Thomas (two points, five rebounds).
LIBERTY HILL 8A 55, PATTERSON 8A 38: Howard Johnson and Breon Williams each scored 11 points for the defeated Cavaliers.
Other scorers for Patterson were Elias Santiago (six points), Emmanuel Kenyi (five) and Reggie Barlow and Domingo Ortego (two each).
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
PATTERSON 7B 25, MANOR 7B 10: Heaven Chappell had nine points and nine steals to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a first-round victory.
Other contributors for Patterson were Octayvia Gannts (six points, four steals), Lanyjah Ballard-Stoute (four points, three steals), Laniyah Harrell (two points, three rebounds and two steals), Kali Clay and Keianhna Monroe (two points each), Olivia Fischer and Haleigh Pointer (three steals each), Jasmine Martin (two steals), Isabel Colon (four steals),
Morgan Campazano and Aaliyah Dozier.
PATTERSON 8B 43, MANOR 8B 13: Myaevia Debose recorded five points, four rebounds and two steals to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a victory.
Thirteen of Patterson’s 17 players scored. Sarai Mizzell, Joy Davis, Alayshia Davis, Mikaylah Davis, Anniyah Johnson, Courtney Geiselman and Aubryana Watson each scored four points. La’Dajia Willis, Jalacia Cokley, Serenity Pasley, Zykirah Thompson and Capreil Joseph each had two points.
Johnson had five steals. Pasley grabbed three rebounds. Rebecca Wright and Raniyah Larry also contributed.
SMITH 8B 25, UNION GROVE 8B 21: The Lady Leopards advanced to the second round of the tournament.
SMITH 8A 40, EASTERN HILL 8A 8: J’Naija Gould scored 11 points to lead the Lady Leopards to a victory.
Other scorers for Smith were Taylor Lewis (eight points), Autumn Baker (six), Michelle Okeowo (five), Asia Gibson and Queenie Humes (four each), Shayyreona Howell (two).
PALO ALTO 8A 37, NOLAN 8A 7: Ja’Mesha Reece tossed in 18 points and the Patriots rolled to a victory.
Other scorers for Palo Alto were Remiyah Johnson (seven points), Kaylah Cherry (six), Janiyah Hall (four) and Keyshany Pizarro (two).
UNION GROVE 8A DEF. RANCIER 8A: Mary Allen and Samiyah Walker each scored 13 points and the Grizzlies won their home finale by 22 points.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Olivia Sullens (six points), Clarissa Gutierrez (four) and Temiya Johnson (one). Jocelyn Deaton was a defensive standout.
PATTERSON 8A 45, LIVE OAK RIDGE 8A 6: At Live Oak Ridge, Kira Bass had 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and missed only one shot in the Lady Cavaliers’ victory.
Other contributors for Patterson were Naudia Vasquez (four points, six assists and seven steals), Evelyn Lorenzo (seven points, three assists and four steals), Angel Myles (six points and three steals), Kaisy Cochrane (four points, two steals), Ichani Norman (four points), Lauren Thomas (four points and two steals), Mia Sias (two points, and three steals) and Ja’Nay Prichett (two points and two rebounds).
UNION GROVE 7A DEF. RANCIER 7A: Ty Jammar bounced back from a bout with the flu to score six points, and Kaley Lelauti and Keonna Otis also scored six each to help the Grizzlies snap a two-game losing streak.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Faith Leveck (four points), Asia Thomas (two) and Saniyah Johnson and Nakeala Burks (one each). Alicia Mora was a defensive standout.
The Grizzlies trailed 4-1 after one quarter, but took control in the second.
LIBERTY HILL 7A 43, MANOR 7A 13: Leilani Maenfaeiga led the defeated Lady Rams with six points.
Other scorers for Manor were Assiah Howard (four points), Mykhia Freeman (two) and Amaya Williams (one).
Howard blocked 14 shots.
PATTERSON 7A 47, LIVE OAK RIDGE 7A 27: Deyanna Reed matched the Lobos point for point, scoring 27 in the Lady Cavaliers’ victory.
Reed also had 14 steals and four rebounds.
Other contributors for Patterson were Kania Prichett (four points, three rebounds), Jaliz Simmons, Kera Harvey (two points, seven steals, five rebounds), Tiana St Cyr (six points, three steals), Neveah Barnes (two points), Trinity Lewis (two points, four steals and seven rebounds), Elizabeth Eakin (four points and four rebounds and Natalie Robinson.
Elianah Eady-Smith led Live Oak Ridge with 15 points. Other scorers for the Lady Lobos were Jalon Jones (five) and Alexia Westmoreland, Jerriah Cambric and Kafaniah Douglas (two each). Deyonah Owens and Joslyn Estell were defensive standouts.
UNION GROVE 7B 32, RANCIER 7B 4: Mia Smith scored eight points in the Grizzlies victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Sakoya Lopez (six points), Gloria Iosefo and Emilee Robinson (four each) and Julie De La Cruz, Judy Irizarry and Kailyn Shields (two each). Aryam Quiroz was a defensive standout.
LIBERTY HILL 7B 33, MANOR 7B 16: Angelique Gonzales scored six points to lead the defeated Lady Rams.
Other scorers for Manor were Dinesha Jasper (four points) and Desiray Board and Kristina Kelly (two each).
LIVE OAK RIDGE 7B 25, PATTERSON 7B 13: Kimora McClure scored 17 points to lead the Lady Lobos to a victory.
Brianna Sanders added four points for Patterson. Micah Brooks and Azaria Singleton each had two. Tenique Williams, Daleah Cross, Alaelah Prescott, Jaliyah Chapman and Alexis Burgress were defensive standouts.
Lanyjah Ballard led Patterson with five points. Other scorers for the Lady Cavalies were Heaven Chappell (three), Isabel Colon and Octayvia Gannts (two each) and Jasmine Martin (one).
COPPERAS COVE ISD BOYS
Thursday, at S.C. Lee
TEMPLE LAMAR 8A 42, S.C. LEE 31: Travis Sanders led the defeated Cougars with 13 points.
S.C. LEE 8B 30, LAMAR 8B 27, OT: Tre’shawn Robertson scored eight points in the Cougars’ victory.
S.C. LEE 7A 49, LAMAR 7A 45: Julien Baker scored 12 points, and Craig Brown 11 in the Cougars’ victory.
S.C. LEE 7B 49, LAMAR 7B 4: Jacoby Frazier led Lee with 15 points in the victory. Henry Sanchez Perez added 12.