The oldest basketball rivalry in town went head-to-head once more Friday with Ellison coming out on top 81-56 behind junior Shamir Bogues’ game-high 25 points.

The Eagles took off and never looked back as they led the Kangaroos 26-15 at the end of the first eight minutes.

Seniors Amir Davis and Chandler Sutton each added 12 points for Ellison while Trendon Stewart rounded out the Ellison leaderboard with 11.

Down 73-44 in the second half, Killeen got a second wind and started to inch closer to the Eagles (23-7, 11-3 12-6A), but consecutive dunks from Nehemiah Nuckolls and Bogues got Ellison’s momentum going once more.

The Roos fall to 5-8 in district and 14-15 overall.

Killeen returns home on Tuesday to face Waco. Ellison has a bye Tuesday before heading to Waco next Friday to face the Lions.

ELLISON 81, KILLEEN 56

Killeen (56)

Ivie 14, Garrett 7, McGee 2, Fairman 4, Ellis 2, Taylor 10, Reyes 6, Oladipo 11.

Ellison (81)

Davis 12, Sutton 12, Bogues 25, Wright 7, Nuckolls 9, Grant 3, Stewart 11, Rose 2.

Killeen 15 14 15 12—56

Ellison 26 29 18 8—81

3-Point Goals—Killeen 4 (Ivie 2, Garrett, Reyes), Ellison 5 (Sutton 2, Wright, Nuckolls, Stewart). Free throws—Killeen 12-22, Ellison 7-13. Fouled Out—Garrett. Total Fouls—Killeen 19, Ellison 28. Technicals—Stewart.

Records—Killeen 14-15, 5-8 12-6A; Ellison 23-7, 10-3.

FRIDAY'S 12-6A BOYS

  • Ellison 81, Killeen 56
  • No. 16 Shoemaker 69, Copperas Cove 44
  • Waco 68, Belton 66
  • Waco Midway 59, Temple 35

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