Shianne Johnson had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals and the Killeen girls basketball team edged 16th-ranked Waco Midway 38-37 on the road Tuesday night.

It was the 12th straight win for the Lady Roos, who remained tied for the District 8-6A lead with No. 8 Ellison. The two teams meet Tuesday at Ellison.

Killeen’s Jaida Burkes scored nine points and made a pair of 3-pointers, including one that tied the score in the final two minutes. Cierra Penn added 10 points. Jacen Moore and Manesha Knox led the Lady Roos (17-8, 4-0 8-6A) in rebounding with nine and eight, respectively.

Killeen trailed 14-7 after the opening quarter, but pulled within 26-20 at halftime. The Lady Roos held Midway (18-5, 2-2) to 11 points in the second half, outscoring the Pantherettes 13-5 in the final frame.

NO. 8 GATESVILLE 42, WACO CONNALLY 27: At Waco, Allaira Jones finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the state-ranked Hornets, while teammate Rebekah Nolte added 11 points as Gatesville remained unbeaten in District 17-4A.

The Hornets fell behind 3-0 to start the game but were in complete control from then on, scoring 11 unanswered points to conclude the first quarter before taking a 25-12 lead into halftime.

Gatesville (24-1, 4-0) will look to extend its nine-game win streak Friday at Hillsboro.

BELTON 45, SHOEMAKER 30: At Shoemaker, Keilee Burke led a balanced Belton offensive attack with 10 points and the Lady Tigers improved to 3-1 in District 8-6A.

Charlene Shepherd scored 12 points to lead Shoemaker (14-11, 1-3 8-6A).

BURNET 45, SALADO 39: At Burnet, Izzy Ramon scored 15 points and the Lady Bulldogs handed Salado its first loss in District 19-4A.

Kerrigan Hearne led Salado (12-9, 3-1 19-4A) with 12 points.

Burnet is 3-0 in district play.

SAN ANGELO CENTRAL 55, HARKER HEIGHTS 33: At San Angelo, Kiara Young scored 12 points in the Lady Knights’ loss.

Central picked up its first win in 8-6A.

BOYS

BURNET 53, SALADO 28: At Burnet, Drew Kiser scored 17 points and the Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in 19-4A.

Burnet (12-5) led 35-14 at halftime.

Anthony Young led Salado (1-1 19-4A) with eight points. Willy Whigham added seven.

 

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