Lanai’Ya Harris scored nine points and the Patterson seventh-grade A-team Lady Cavaliers won their season opener Wednesday, 28-5 over Liberty Hill.

Other scorers for Patterson were Arianna Prichett (six points), Zaya Blackwood (five) and Alanis Torres Colon, Simone Lee, Zoe Parker and Sophia Guerrero (two each).

The Patterson seventh-graders return to action on Dec. 2 against Palo Alto.

PATTERSON 7A 28, LIBERTY HILL 7A 5: Lanai’Ya Harris scored nine points and the Lady Cavaliers won their season opener.

Other scorers for Patterson were Arianna Prichett (six points), Zaya Blackwood (five) and Alanis Torres Colon, Simone Lee, Zoe Parker and Sophia Guerrero (two each).

The Patterson seventh-graders return to action on Dec. 2 against Palo Alto.

PATTERSON 7B 29, LIBERTY HILL 7B 10: Arianna Taijeron and Talayleh Williams each scored eight points in a season-opening win for the Lady Cavaliers.

Other scorers for Patterson were De’Andria Newsome (six points), Aryasia Young (three) and Sahnaiyah Cousins and Lauren Harris (two apiece).

SMITH 7B 32, UNION GROVE 7B 8: At Smith, Lexine Okolo and Aiyanna Nunnally each scored four points in the loss for Union Grove.

Bryanna Hinojosa and Zoe Forney were defensive standouts.

SMITH 7A 30, UNION GROVE 7A 11: At Smith, Kaymore Labeach scored five points for the defeated Grizzlies.

Bralynn Wilkerson added four points for Union Grove. Kaylee Baxter finished with two

Union Grove’s seventh-graders return to action on Dec. 2 for their home opener against Liberty Hill.

PALO ALTO 8TH BLUE 17, AUDIE MURPHY 4: Iyanna Straughter scored four points to lead the Lady Patriots to a win in the season opener.

Other scorers for Palo Alto were Benecia Awuah (four points), Shawn Mayes (two) and Brenkel Chopane (one).

Nyrissia Carter, Hamida Botchway and Justice Jackson also contributed in the win.

PALO ALTO 8TH RED DEF. AUDIE MURPHY: Tehani Akins scored nine points as the Lady Patriots opened the season with a win.

Other scorers for Palo Alto were Tereyn Lauderdale (seven points), Tayla Gonzalez (six) and Mya Torres (four). Delphine Ndoye and Aniyah Williams contributed with strong rebounding and hustle.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Thursday

LIBERTY HILL 7A 56, PATTERSON 7A 31: At Patterson, J’Narri Franklin led three Lions in double figures with 18 points in a season-opening victory.

Samuel Moore added 16 points, and Zy’Riyan Evans had 13. James Barron finished with five. Josiah Rollins and Arthur Miller each scored two.

Liberty Hill raced to a 28-14 halftime lead and continued to pull away, leading 47-23 after three quarters.

The seventh-grade Lions return to action on Dec. 5 at Union Grove.

PATTERSON 7B 36, LIBERTY HILL 7B 22: At Patterson, the Cavaliers finished the game on a 16-1 run to win their season opener after trailing 21-20 early in the fourth quarter.

Zyrell Williamson scored 15 points to lead Liberty Hill. Other scorers for the Lions were Amirion Patterson (three points) and Dytarius Varnado and De’Mari Bailey (two each).

Karter Collins and Christian Bolle were defensive standouts.

LIBERTY HILL 8A 62, PATTERSON 8A 21: Kameron Ervin led the defeated Cavaliers with eight points.

Other scorers for Patterson were Je’Vone Brabham (five points) and Demarko Williams, Tyrone McKnight, Kareem Mobley and Zamarri Shell (two each).

The eighth-grade Cavaliers return to action on Dec. 5 against Palo Alto.

SMITH 8A 43, UNION GROVE 8A 24.

LIBERTY HILL 8B 36, PATTERSON 8B 11: The Cavaliers had a tough shooting night and lost their season opener.

Zion Jones led Patterson with four points. Gabriel Maxey, Eric McDonald and Ramsey Martinez each scored two. Kesean Meeks had one.

SMITH 8B 42, UNION GROVE 8B 15.

YOUTH SOCCER

The Copperas Cove FC U15 boys soccer team won both its matches in the Capitol Area Youth Soccer Association postseason championships on Nov. 16-17.

On Nov. 16, Cove dominated the second half and routed NASA U18 7-3 after the teams played to a 3-3 first-half draw.

On Nov. 17, the Cove team found itself up against a U18 team from Georgetown. Once again, Cove dominated possession in the first half but two mistakes in the defensive line left them trailing 2-1 at halftime.

In a thrilling second half, Cove rallied for a 4-3 victory.

“I am so pleased for the boys and the parents and am very grateful to Vincent Seymour of Copperas Cove FC,” coach Barry Gormley said. “This group of kids was due to play in a new league under Bell County FC, but that collapsed at the end of August and Vincent welcomed us into the Copperas Cove fold at the last moment. The boys were playing against U18 teams but our style of play is to dominate the ball, dominate possession and therefore dominate the opposition.

“We did that this weekend.“

The Cove team has been together for two years and is comprised of players born in 2005, 2006 and 2007, with many of them playing either middle school or high school soccer.

Players on the team are Ayden Trevino, Alex Cobb, Ian Walsh, Mario Hernandez, Colson Crapper, Evan Crowder and CJ Hernandez, Luis Rodulfo, Simon Garcia, Enriqué Navarro Cabello, Julien Leo Franklin-Murray, Tóla Gormley and Tiarnán Gormley.

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