BELTON — Harker Heights held Belton to four first-quarter points and never looked back, taking a 59-43 win on the road Tuesday to stay atop the District 8-5A standings.
Heights (18-3, 5-1 8-5A) took a 12-4 lead into the second quarter and was up 10 at the half.
The Knights then clamped down on defense again, holding the Tigers to just six points in the third quarter, which ended with Heights up 41-24.
Junior C.J. Bobbitt led Heights with 18 points while senior Cameron DeLaney added 13. Fellow senior Cody Halvorson also chipped in 10 points.
Braden Hammond led all scorers with 26 points for Belton, but it wasn’t enough to top the Knights, who host Killeen on Friday.
No. 18 SALADO 81, ROGERS 44: At Salado, Kase Spears scored a game-high 21 points as No. 18 Salado cruised past Rogers.
The Eagles flew past Rogers 28-6 in the first quarter and led by 31 points after three quarters.
Kyle Heiner added 17 points and Tyler Ramthun chipped in 12.
Dane Hankamer had 10 points, but his offensive productivity was cut in order to help out at the defensive end.
“We played really good full court man defense the whole game,” Salado coach Kenny Mann said. “Give a lot of credit to Dane who guarded their best player and for being unselfish.”
Salado visits Florence on Friday.
ELLISON 60, WACO MIDWAY 50: At Ellison, the Lady Eagles remained perfect in league play but not in convincing fashion as they defeated Waco Midway after entering halftime tied.
Ellison (19-7, 8-0 8-5A) held Midway to single digits in a quarter for the second time to open the second half to pull away for the win.
And while coach Sherry McKinnon was happy with the win, she was hoping to see better efforts in the future.
“I was pleased with the win. You want to take the ugly win over a good loss,” McKinnon said. “We’ve got to play better and be more consistent. We’ve got to be up for every game, and they made some mistakes that I didn’t expect those young ladies to make.”
Ellison stayed unbeaten, however, thanks to a game-high 22 points from senior Francesca Patrick and 14 points from junior Jordanna Porter.
Junior Bri’anna Gray also added eight points while freshman Madison Covington chipped in six.
ROGERS 55, SALADO 38: At Salado, Sarah Kate Kelarek and Taylor Atwood scored nine points apiece, but Salado fell to Rogers.
The Lady Eagles (15-7, 3-4 District 22-2A) couldn’t overcome a rough start in which they were outscored 18-5 in the first quarter.
Salado looks to rebound on Friday when it travels to Florence.
LAMPASAS 2, KILLEEN 0: At Leo Buckley Stadium, the Lady Badgers scored two first-half goals and shut out the Lady Roos to improve to 3-2.
Chrissy Bowling made 12 saves in goal for Killeen (1-3-1).