Girls Basketball: Heights v. Killeen

Harker Heights’ Angela DeLaney shoots in front of Killeen’s Keaunna Johnson (12) Friday night at Harker Heights. The Lady Knights needed only a week to match last season’s two-win district total.

Harker Heights won two district games in 2012.

In 2013, it has only taken the Lady Knights two games to equal that total after a 67-66 come-from-behind win against Killeen on Friday.

Yet the Lady Knights aren’t content to be one of two unbeaten teams in league play heading into the second week of the District 8-5A season.

For starters, heading into a Tuesday showdown with defending district champion Ellison, Heights is still looking to put together four quarters of complete basketball.

“We had a great start (against Killeen),” Heights coach Shirretha Nelson said. “I don’t feel like we were consistent in our play.

“We let up off the gas quite a bit and we allowed a lot of things that we shouldn’t have allowed to happen.”

The Lady Knights finished well against Belton in the district opener and started well against Killeen on Friday, going up 10 in the first quarter.

But the Lady Roos rallied and were 1:31 away from victory before Heights erased a five-point deficit to win the game.

Nelson credited Killeen for its part but said her team can improve to prevent similar rallies in the future.

But after its exhilarating win against the Lady Roos on Friday, the Lady Knights were simply happy to be off to a better start than last year — and hopeful that the wins won’t stop coming anytime soon.

“Hopefully,” Nelson said, “we continue to continue on this journey.”

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