The Florence boys basketball team went 2-0 Friday to improve its tally at the Holland Classic to 3-0.

The Buffaloes defeated Cameron Yoe 64-37 in their first game of the day, and they topped Waco Rapoport 60-42 in the second.

Against Yoe, Florence (6-0) was led offensively by C.J. Giddens, who tallied a game-high 25 points. Martin Quenga registered 14 points and Matthew Edgar added 12.

The Buffs were 10 of 12 at the free-throw line in the contest and only committed eight fouls.

Quenga paced Florence against Rapport with 16 points, followed by 12 points apiece by Giddens and Edgar.

The Buffs will play Calvert today at 10:30 a.m. in a tilt that will decide the tournament championship.

SHOEMAKER BOYS SPLIT: At Mansfield, the 16th-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves split a pair of games in the Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Tournament, falling to ninth-ranked Cedar Hill 51-48 and defeating Timberview 59-48.

Against Cedar Hill, Javon Levi led Shoemaker (4-2) with 20 points, followed by J'wan Roberts and Antoine James with eight apiece.

Cedar Hill took 17 free throws in the ballgame, while Shoemaker only shot five.

James led the Wolves in scoring against Timberview with 15 points, followed by Devyn Brewton with 13 and Levi with 11.

Shoemaker will play in the consolation championship today at 4:30 p.m.


ARLINGTON BOWIE 47, KILLEEN 33: At Arlington, the Killeen girls took a 10-7 lead against Arlington Bowie, but the Lady Volunteers outscored the Lady Kangaroos 40-23 for the remainder of the contest to capture the victory on Day 2 of the Arlington Classic.

Shianne Johnson spearheaded Killeen (5-6) offensively with 16 points. Jacen Moore tallied five points, and Meleanna Williams and Manesha Knox added four apiece.

Felcitiy Houston paced Bowie (7-2) with 10 points.

LADY BADGERS SPLIT 2 IN FLORENCE: Alexis Theus scored 15 points, and Abby Martin added 10 as the Lady Badgers routed Bartlett 42-23 at the Florence tournament.

The Lady Badgers (5-8) lost their other game, 66-23, to Adelaide. Theus had 10 points for Lampasas. Kamri Corbin and Diane Hurst each had five.

The Badgers return to action in the tourney this morning at 10:30.


ELLISON BOYS SPLITS AT MANSFIELD ISD TOURNAMENT: At Mansfield, the Eagles dropped their first game of the season, losing on a buzzer beater to Mansfield Lake Ridge.

After building a four-point advantage, 30-26, at halftime, Ellison saw the cushion dwindle to a point heading into the fourth quarter before falling despite receiving a game-high 22 points from Michael Aranda.

Ellison opened the day with a 66-47 victory against Dallas W.T. White as Casey Armour and Elijah Moleon each scored 13 points for the Eagles.

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