Shianne Johnson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to lead the Killeen girls basketball team to a 59-46 win at San Angelo Central on Tuesday.
The Lady Roos (21-10, 10-2 Disrict 8-6A) took command in the third quarter, outscoring Central (15-13. 4-8) 20-10 to take a 43-29 lead.
Alexus Scharkley scored six of her 11 points in the decisive third.
Jacen Moore tallied eight points, seven rebounds and three steals before fouling out. Manesha Knox added seven points and five boards.
The Lady Roos and Waco Midway remain a game behind 10th-ranked Ellison in the 8-6A standings. Killeen hosts Ellison on Friday at 7 p.m.
NO. 18 GATESVILLE 42, HILLSBORO 31: At Gatesville, junior Allaira Jones had 17 points and seven rebounds, while teammate Kaylan Summers added 10 points, helping the Hornets remain atop the District 17-4A standings.
The score remained close throughout the first three quarters, but after taking a 28-23 lead into the fourth quarter, Gatesville outscored Hillsboro 14-8 in the period to earn the victory.
The Hornets (29-3, 9-2) conclude their regular-season schedule Friday, when they host Lorena.
LAMPASAS 51, LEANDER GLENN 33: At Leander, Kamri Corbin scored 18 points to lead the Lady Badgers to a win.
Diane Hurst added 12 points for Lampasas (13-17, 3-7 District 19-4A). Morgann Schroeder had nine.
GATESVILLE 58, HILLSBORO 56: At Gatesville, senior forward Josh Carroll scored on a putback at the buzzer to give the Hornets their second consecutive District 17-4A victory.
Gatesville trailed 39-37 to start the fourth quarter, and the score remained tight throughout the period, setting the stage for Carroll to record the game-winning shot after teammate Alex Mata missed a 3-pointer from the corner.
Carroll finished with 16 points to complement Mata’s game-high-tying 20 points. Additionally, Hornets senior post Wacey Bowland also had double-digits offensively, finishing with 15 points.
Gatesville (19-10, 6-2) returns to the court Friday, hosting Lorena.
NO. 18 LAMPASAS 97, LEANDER GLENN 20: At Leander, the Badgers jumped out to an early lead and never slowed down, cruising to their 20th consecutive victory after having a bye Friday.
Lampasas led 16-4 after the first quarter, inflated the cushion to 46-12 by halftime and owned a 60-point advantage, 77-17, following the third quarter.
With the win, the Badgers improved to 21-2 overall and 8-0 in District 19-4A play.
Lampasas hosts Burnet on Friday.
ELLISON BOYS 3, SHOEMAKER 1: At Shoemaker, Keondre Taylor had a goal and an assist in the Eagles’ victory.
Ellison led all the way after getting a lucky bounce late in the first half on Morgan Button’s 60-yard free kick. A Shoemaker player tried to clear it away from the goal with a header, but it deflected into the net with 5:43 before the break.
In the second half, Alex Lee gave Ellison (3-4-1, 2-1 8-6A) a 2-0 lead, with an assist from Taylor with 28 minutes remaining.
Taylor capped the scoring with a penalty kick with 7:37 left.
Shoemaker (1-2 8-6A) broke up the shutout in the next minute.
The Eagles travel to Copperas Cove on Friday.
HORNETS WIN DISTRICT OPENERS: At Gatesville, the Hornets’ boys team improved to 2-4-2 overall with a 2-1 victory against China Spring in the District 17-4A opener, while Gatesville’s girls edged the defending district champions 5-4 after leading the Lady Cougars 5-1 with 18 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in regulation. Jessica Ortiz scored three goals for the Hornets, who improved to 3-3 with the victory.
Both Gatesville squads travel to Robinson on Friday.
SALADO SWEEPS ACADEMY: At Little River-Academy, the Lady Eagles scored 10 goals in the second half to beat Academy 11-0.
Grace Graham scored in the third minute and Salado (6-3-1, 2-0 25-4A) led just 1-0 at halftime. But the rout was on after Annie Ewton scored in the 41st minute and again in the 48th. Ashlen LaCanne, Reagan Morreale and Hannah Reavis also scored twice in the second half.
Salado's Cat Langlitz played the second half in goal, replacing starter Danielle McDaniel, and made two saves. Academy did not put a shot on goal until the 78th minute. The Lady Bees were outshot 39-2.
In the boys game, Kaden Smien scored in the seventh minute and Salado (11-1, 3-0) held on for a 2-0 victory. Trey Sheppard made seven saves in the shutout.
Host Lampasas won the Lampasas Spring Invitational at Hancock Park Golf Course with a score of 324, beating Waco Midway by two shots.
Belton’s No. 3 team was third at 331, led by Bryan Cathey’s 79, which placed him in the top 10 individually.
Gatesville was fourth at 334. Copperas Cove tied for fifth with Brownwood at 336.
Two area teams are ranked in the Texas Girls Coaches Association PreSeason Top 10 poll. Belton is No. 6 in Class 6A. Florence is No. 10 in Class 3A.
Belton isn't the only 8-6A team in the poll. Waco Midway is ranked ninth.