Shoemaker jumped out to a 20-14 halftime lead and, thanks to 18 points from Charlene Shepherd and 12 from Makayla Gatewood, dropped the Lady Tigers 44-33 with an important win on the road Friday.

The Lady Grey Wolves (18-15, 4-7 District 8-6A) utilized a 15-7 first quarter to push them to their six-point halftime advantage. They then kept up the pace with a 23-19 second half.

Presleigh York and Keilee Burke paced Belton (17-14, 5-6) with 12 points apiece.

Kiara Johnson added six points for Shoemaker.

The Lady Wolves and San Angelo Central (a 59-43 winner at Harker Heights on Friday) now trail Belton by just one game for the final playoff spot in the district with three games remaining.

Belton closes the season with road games at Waco Midway and Ellison sandwiching a home game against Central. Shoemaker has home games against Copperas Cove and Harker Heights sandwiching a trip to Waco Midway. Central has home games remaining with Killeen and Midway, with a trip to Belton in between.

BOYS BASKETBALL

SHOEMAKER 58, BELTON 40: At Shoemaker, Devyn Brewton scored 15 points, Javon Levi added 11, and the District 8-6A-leading Grey Wolves rebounded from a three-point halftime deficit to rout the last-place Tigers.

Shoemaker (21-6, 8-1 8-6A) remains one game ahead of Waco Midway and 22nd-ranked Ellison.

Carson Hammond led Belton (9-19, 1-8) with 15 points.

BURNET 52, SALADO 36: At Salado, Ryan Robertson made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Bulldogs to a victory.

Drew Kiser added 14 points.

Jeremy Jarvis led Salado with nine points.

BOYS SOCCER

SAN ANGELO CENTRAL 5, ELLISON 1: At Ellison, the Bobcats scored three second-half goals to pull away for a District 8-6A victory.

Ellison’s Keondre Taylor scored in the 17th minute to tie the match at 1. Taylor was there in front of the goal to clean up when Central’s keeper and a defender collided on an Ellison free kick headed toward the net. The keeper dropped the ball and Taylor put it in the goal, with Justin Rolle earning the assist.

Central recaptured the lead about 10 minutes later and led 2-1 at halftime.

The Eagles (2-4-2, 1-1 8-6A) travel to Shoemaker on Tuesday.

SALADO 4, FLORENCE 0: At Florence, David Chavez scored twice and the Eagles improved to 2-0 in District 25-4A.

Chavez scored in the ninth and 74 minutes. Kaden Smien scored on a penalty kick in the 50th minute. The Eagles also got an own goal from Florence in the 24th minute following a corner kick by Daniel Magadan.

Trey Sheppard made six saves, most of them in the final 20 minutes with the Eagles comfortably head, to post the shutout in goal.

Salado travels to Little River-Academy on Tuesday.

WACO MIDWAY 1, COPPERAS COVE 0: At Bulldawg Stadium, the Bulldawgs dropped to 0-2 in 8-6A play.

GIRLS SOCCER

KILLEEN 2, SHOEMAKER 1: At Leo Buckley Stadium, Lauren Din and Destiny Savini scored unassisted goals in the Lady Roos’ District 8-6A win.

Killeen also got key contributions from defender LeAnna Johnson, Brooke Errington, Jalyn Davis, Reyna Ibarra and Tierra Norman.

SALADO 9, FLORENCE 0: At Florence, Annie Ewton had a hat trick, Rylie Stewart scored twice and the Lady Eagles rolled to a victory in their District 25-4A opener.

Madison Spradlin started the rout with a goal 3 minutes and 44 seconds into the match. Ewton scored the next three goals in a span of 115 seconds, tallying in the seventh, eighth and ninth minute. Stewart took the next two (23rd and 33rd minute). Olivia Sula capped the seven-goal first half with a score in the 38th minute.

Brileigh Cole and Hannah Reavis added second-half scores for Salado (5-3-1).

Salado travels to Little River-Academy on Tuesday.

WACO MIDWAY 4, COPPERAS COVE 1: At Hewitt, the Lady Dawgs fell to 0-2 in 8-6A play.

Nicole Evans scored for Cove, assisted by Haven Stevenson.

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