Lampasas sophomore Nate Borchardt recorded career highs of 25 points and nine rebounds to lead the Badgers to a 62-56 overtime win Monday in Bandera.
The Badgers outscored Bandera (0-3) 10-4 in overtime and Borchardt dominated in the extra period. He scored eight of Lampasas’ points and assisted on the points he didn’t score. He was 6 for 6 at the foul line.
Borchardt also finished with seven steals and four assists.
Quinn Pace also produced a career high with 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jett Bramon added 11 points and a career-best 16 rebounds. The sophomore trio scored all but 10 of the Badgers’ points.
The ugly game saw the teams combine for 62 fouls and 82 free throws. Five players fouled, including three for Lampasas’ eight-man squad, leaving them with no available substitutes for the finish.
“It literally changed how we played,” Lampasas coach Aaron Nuckles said.
Borchardt played the fourth quarter and overtime with four fouls.
The Badgers (3-1) had three chances to take the lead in the final minute of regulation, but turned the ball over twice, and Borchardt’s game-winning 3-point try at the end missed.
It was a long day for Lampasas, which left at 6:45 a.m. for the 11:30 tipoff and returned home at 5:45 p.m. It will be more of the same tomorrow as the Badgers head north to Glen Rose for a 7 p.m. tip.
SALADO GIRLS 55, LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY 44: Lorena Perez tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals to help send the Lady Eagles into their Thanksgiving break with a victory.
Kaia Philen made 5 of 6 3-pointers and added 17 points for Salado.
Academy's Ellie Erwin led all scorers with 26 points.
Salado returns to action on Dec. 3 at home against Llano at 6 p.m.
Former Copperas Cove star earns conference football accolade
Saint Francis wide receiver Ra’Shaun Henry wrapped up a record-setting season with his first career Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday.
Henry, a redshirt junior from Copperas Cove, became just the third Red Flash receiver to top 1,000 yards in a season with his 12-catch, 193-yard performance at Delaware State on Saturday in the season finale. He also found the end zone three times, tying the single-game school record for receiving touchdowns.
Henry finished the season with 90 catches and 1,118 receiving yards, both tops in the NEC, and fifth and 13th in all of FCS, respectively.
Shoemaker swimmer wins at Gobbler Games in Corpus Christi
Shoemaker swimmer Joshua Heldt earned a gold medal at the Gobbler Games swim meet Saturday in Corpus Christi.
Heldt won the 100-yard backstroke in 58.74 seconds. He also placed third in the 100 freestyle (51.92) and helped the Grey Wolves finish second in the 200 medley relay (1:50.35) with Kevin Arellano, Jensen Rodruiguez and Chavo Palacios.
Arellano was third in the 500 freestyle (5:36.220.
Shoemaker finished fourth in the 200 frestyle relay with Rodruiguez, Arellano, Palacios and Heldt.
- Belton 84, Burnet 49
- No. 7 Ellison 70, Waco University 60
- Killeen 58, Pflugerville Connally 34
- Lampasas 62, Bandera 56, OT
- No. 22 Cibolo Steele 63, Harker Heights 57
- Ellison 54, Pflugerville 31
- Lampasas 73, Elgin 45
- Salado 55, Little River-Academy 44