J’wan Roberts scored 17 points, Javon Levi scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and the Shoemaker boys basketball team handed No. 10 Waco Midway its first loss in District 8-6A, 70-56 on Tuesday.
The win gives Shoemaker a share of the district lead with Midway and Ellison, which beat Killeen in overtime Tuesday.
RJ Jackson led three Midway players in double figures with 14 points.
Midway cut a 15-point deficit down to five in the fourth quarter with a flurry of 3-pointers, but the Wolves finished the game on an 11-2 run.
Midway has lost three of five since a 17-0 start.
Devyn Brewton hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. Duwain Thomas had 11, and Antoine James scored nine.
“Shoemaker’s a great team,” Midway coach Brad Chasteen told ESPN Central Texas after the game. “I’m not sure we could beat them even if we played well.”
The Grey Wolves (16-6, 3-1 8-6A) didn’t miss a free throw until the fourth quarter and finished 14 of 16.
NO. 18 LAMPASAS 49, BURNET 48: At Burnet, Jason Murphy scored 13 points and teammate Austin Martin added 11 as the state-ranked Badgers extended their win streak to 14 consecutive games.
Lampasas entered the fourth quarter trailing 32-30, but Martin recorded a pair of 3-pointers and senior guard Tyler Shivers tallied all six of his points in the period to propel the Badgers to victory.
Harrison Gillespie added eight points for the Badgers, and Daniel Hurst finished with seven points.
Lampasas (16-2, 3-0 District 19-4A) returns to the court Friday, hosting Liberty Hill.
FLORENCE 60, GEORGETOWN GATEWAY 55: At Florence, Matthew Edgar had 22 points, seven rebounds and three steals to lead the Buffaloes to a District 25-3A victory.
C.J. Giddens added 18 points for Florence (13-6, 2-2 25-3A). Martin Quenga had 10 points and seven steals.
The Buffs are 5-4 since an 8-2 start.
“A win the way we’re playing right now is good stuff,” joked coach Danny Wood.
Gateway (4-17) has lost all three of its district games.
Florence travels to Ingram Moore on Friday.
No. 8 GATESVILLE 31, LORENA 29: At Lorena, the Hornets survived a scare by edging the Lady Leopards after trailing by three points to start the fourth quarter.
Rebekah Nolte led Gatesville (26-1, 6-0 District 17-4A) offensively, scoring 11 points to go with three steals, while teammates Kaity Eudy and Allaira Jones added seven and six points, respectively.
The Hornets, who are ranked sixth in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll, will take their 11-game win streak into China Spring on Friday.
WACO MIDWAY 63, SHOEMAKER 48: At Shoemaker, Elise Tate led a balanced Pantherettes attack with 10 points in Midway's road victory.
Thirteen different players scored for Midway (20-5, 4-2 8-6A).
Charlene Shepherd scored 15 points, and Makayla Gatewood added 14 for Shoemaker (15-12, 2-4), which fell into a three-way tie for fifth place with Copperas Cove and San Angelo Central.
TAYLOR 44, SALADO 37: At Taylor, Virginia Kerley scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Lady Ducks to a District 19-4A victory.
Ashlen LaCanne also had 14 points for Salado (11-11), which lost its third straight district game after a 3-0 start.
Taylor (4-2 19-4A) capitalized on a huge edge at the foul line. The Lady Ducks shot 29 free throws to Salado's eight.
CHINA SPRING 1, KILLEEN 0: At China Spring, the Lady Roos lost on a disputed goal at the end of the match.
In an email report submitted to the Herald by a Killeen coach, the Lady Roos say the referee from a Waco chapter of officials made a mistake and allowed one final play after the clock ran out with the score tied at 0.
The email says after the match, the refs “admitted to a misappropriation of the rules and the goal should not have counted.”
Brooke Errington, Soraya Fong and Reyna Ibarra were standouts for Killeen.