Herald staff reports
Makayla Gatewood had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves upset No. 25 Round Rock Westwood 33-27 Tuesday at Shoemaker.
Shoemaker star and Texas-San Antonio pledge Tija Hawkins was hounded by the Lady Warriors defense and held to two points, but Kristen Nelson (10 points) and Shadazia Birchette (seven) helped pick up the slack.
Birchette, 1-for-6 from the field at the time, hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with about 2 minutes remaining to help the Lady Wolves finally gain command.
Shoemaker has also defeated Round Rock Stony Point and won four games and a championship in a tournament in East Texas.
GATESVILLE 71, McGREGOR 40: At Gatesville, Rebekah Nolte scored a game-high 24 points and made half her 3-point attempts (6 of 12) and had three steals as the Hornets continued their strong start to the season.
Gatesville dominated early, posting 23 points in each of the first two quarters before taking a 46-17 lead into halftime. Then, the Hornets outscored their opponent 14-4 in the third quarter to virtually secure the win.
Allaira Jones complemented Nolte’s outing with an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double, while Gracie Lee finished with nine points and six rebounds, and Maddie Pearce added seven points on 3-of-4 shooting.
COPPERAS COVE 64, PFLUGERVILLE 53: At Pflugerville, Bulldawgs senior guard Devante Robinson scored a game-high 22 points, while teammates Malyk Thomas and Dahmir Pearson added 19 and 11 points, respectively, to help their team improve to 3-1 on the season.
Copperas Cove led 15-9 after the first quarter before extending their advantage to double-digits, 30-20, by halftime.
The Panthers pulled within seven points, 41-34, by the end of the third quarter, but the Bulldawgs exploded for 23 points in the final period to secure the win.
FLORENCE 58, TROY 52: At Florence, Matt Edgar scored 16 points to lead the Florence boys to their first win of the season.
Jacob Cox added 10 points for the Buffaloes (1-1).
Florence outscored Troy 31-19 in the middle of the contest to turn a 15-12 deficit into a 43-34 lead.
“Defensively, we stepped it up in the second and third quarters,” head coach Danny Wood said. “That kind of shifted the momentum a little bit and then we were able to hang on there in the fourth quarter.”
NO. 25 LOMETA 73, LOHN 34: At Lometa, Ivan Jasso scored 14 points, Reid Moore 12 and Kyle Molter 11 to lead Lometa in a bombardment of Lohn.
The Hornets upped their season record to 2-0.
“Our defense was spotty early,” said Lometa head coach Aaron Nuckles. “But once we got our intensity, we kept it.”