Alex Perkins led three China Spring players in double figures with 14 points and the Lady Cougars rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit for a 58-55 win Wednesday at Gatesville.
The comeback marred a dazzling shooting exhibition by the Hornets’ Rebekah Holte, who made all of Gatesville eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points. She made a 3 in every quarter.
China Spring, which began the day in a first-place tie with Lorena in 17-4A, improved to 6-1 in league play.
Allaira Jones added 12 points for the Hornets, who fell to 4-3 in 17-4A play.
SALADO BOYS 48, LLANO 45: At Salado, Jeremy Jarvis scored 11 points and the Eagles held on after leading by 10 at halftime.
The Eagles maintained at least a share of third place in 19-4A with the win. They are 3-2 in league play.
Anthony Young and Shane Roche each added nine points for Salado, which entered the day tied with Leander Glenn. Sammy Brown had eight points.
Llano fell to 1-5 in league play.
LAMPASAS BOYS 71, TAYLOR 54: At Taylor, Austin Martin matched his season high with 25 points to lead the Badgers to a win on the road.
Martin was 10-of-10 at the foul line.
The Badgers (18-8, 2-3 19-4A) saw an 18-point third-quarter lead cut to five in the same period, but Kyle Sims’ return in the final quarter from a back injury earlier in the game helped Lampasas hold off the threat.
Sims finished with 11 points. Xavier Nix also had 11. Bryce Winter finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Phillip Blackstock tallied nine points, five boards and six assists.
Belton freshman Dallas Hankamer shot a tourney-record 6-under 66 to win the one-day Aggie Cup Invitational on Monday at Bryan's Traditions Club.
The Tigers finished tied for fifth in the elite 18-team event that kicks off the spring season. Their team score was 302.
Belton senior William Paysse, who will play next season at nearby Texas A&M, carded a 73 and finished 16th.
Plano West finished at 290 for a one-stroke win over Austin Westlake.
Future Texas A&M golfer senior William Paysse add a one-over 73 for the Tigers.
Hankamer edged Lake Travis' Nathan Petronzio and West's Pierceson Coody by one shot for the individual title.
WEDNESDAY’S AREA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SCORES
- China Spring 81, Gatesville 57
- Lampasas 71, Taylor 54
- Salado 48, Llano 45
WEDNESDAY’S AREA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SCORES
- China Spring 58, Gatesville 55
- Lampasas 49, Taylor 22
- Salado 63, Llano 41
WEDNESDAY'S BOYS SOCCER
- Arlington Bowie 7, Harker Heights 0