Phillip Blackstock scored 14 points and the Lampasas Badgers held off Giddings 50-48 in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday at East View High School in Georgetown.

Kyle Sims added 12 points for Lampasas (25-9), which will face Waco Connally in the second round. Austin Martin and Bryce Winter each had eight points.

The Badgers led almost the entire way — including by nine at halftime and 11 early in the second half — but had to rely on their defense down the stretch as the Buffaloes cut the lead to two with 2 minutes remaining.

Sims hit a pull-up jumper to keep Giddings at bay. During one stretch, the Buffaloes missed three straight 3-pointers.

“We did a good job of challenging the shots on the perimeter,” said Lampasas coach Aaron Nuckles, who won his playoff debut in his first season at his alma mater.

Giddings missed two shots at the end, including a putback try at the buzzer.

The Badgers have won a playoff opener in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 17 years.

Din PK nets draw for Lady Roos against Shoemaker

Lauren Din converted a penalty kick with 9:10 remaining to tie the score at 2-2 and the Killeen Lady Roos salvaged a 2-2 draw with Shoemaker at Buckley Stadium.

Jaylyn Davis was fouled in the box, earning the PK for Killeen.

The Lady Roos also trailed early in the second half, but Alyssa Cabading scored the equalizer with 32:40 remaining, assisted by Davis.

LeAnna Johnson, Noemie Dobresnski, Malaeteli Ilaoa, Lily Rodriguez and Maya Ilaoa also contributed for the Lady Roos.

Spradlin scores twice as Salado soccer girls rout Academy 6-0

Madison Spradlin scored twice and the Salado girls soccer team completed a perfect first half of district play with a 6-0 home win over Academy on Monday.

Salado led all the way after Spradlin scored in the second minute.

The Lady Eagles didn’t score again until the second half. Ashlen LaCanne made it 2-0 in the 51st minute, and Spradlin put Salado (6-0 25-4A) ahead 3-0 less than four minutes later.

Allison Carnahan (64th minute), Hannah Reavis (71st) and Aubrey Heffner (76th) completed the scoring for the Lady Eagles.

Lauren Wilson and Avery Wright each played a half in goal for the shutout.

Salado can add to its district lead Friday with a win at second-place Georgetown Gateway.

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

Class 6A bi-district

  • Ellison 54, Cedar Hill 52
  • Duncanville 61, Shoemaker 60, 2 OT

Class 4A bi-district

  • Lampasas 50, Giddings 48

BOYS SOCCER

  • Gatesville at Mexia, ppd.

District 8-6A

  • Belton 2, Harker Heights 0
  • San Angelo Central at Ellison, ppd.
  • Waco Midway 3, Copperas Cove 0

District 25-4A

  • Jarrell 2, Florence 0

District 26-4A

  • Leander Glenn 1, Lampasas 0

GIRLS SOCCER

District 8-6A

  • Belton 6, Harker Heights 1
  • Killeen 2, Shoemaker 2, tie
  • San Angelo Central at Ellison, ppd.
  • Waco Midway 3, Copperas Cove 0

District 25-4A

  • Jarrell 5, Florence 0

District 26-4A

  • Leander Glenn 5, Lampasas 1

SOFTBALL

  • Gatesville at Liberty Hill, ccd.
  • Killeen at Bryan, ccd.

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