By Angel Verdejo
Killeen Daily Herald
COPPERAS COVE - Rashard Odomes is just a freshman, but he has already left his mark on Copperas Cove's basketball team Tuesday night.
The younger brother of former Bulldawg scoring machine Raheem Odomes, Rashard scored 32 points on Waco Midway, doing so from nearly everywhere on the court in leading the Bulldawgs past the Panthers 95-65.
It was a Cove sweep over Midway, as the Dawgs' blowout came right after the Lady Dawgs' 11-point win over the Pantherettes.
Odomes hit four 3-pointers (Cove made 11), but did plenty of damage at the rim. He made eight layups, including a pair of putbacks and added nine rebounds.
"He's a player," Cove coach Billy White said. "There's no getting around it – that kid can flat-out play."
Cove also had double-digit scoring from Cory Scott (19 points) and Ryen King (15), while the Dawg defense forced 19 Midway turnovers.
Harker Heights 74, Round Rock Stony Point 49 - At Harker Heights, senior guard Thomas Cherry scored 17 points to lead six Knights with at least seven points as the host Knights outscored Stony Point 45-19 between the second and third quarters in a rout.
Heights (3-2) sophomore guard Josh Dulaney sparked the turnaround scoring 11 of his 13 points in the first half alone after Stony Point led 18-15 entering the second quarter. C.J. Rodriguez added 11 and Blake Irvin, Andre Hughes and Trumell McCrimmons each had 7.
Lampasas 48, Gatesville 47 - At Gatesville, John York led a balance scoring attack with nine points and the Badgers came up with two defensive stops to hold on for a victory and hand the Hornets their first loss.
Marqueese Phillips scored 11 points and Danny Byrd added 10 for Gatesville (3-1), which missed a go-ahead shot, then had the ball stolen with 1 second remaining.
Mason Murray added seven points for Lampasas (3-2). Three other Badgers finished with six points.
Salado 61, Georgetown Eastview 48 -At Salado, sophomore Dane Hankamer led with 17 points while senior Jada Kornegay and junior Austin Adams scored 15 and 14, respectively as the Eagles led early and never relented.
Leading 34-22 at halftime, Salado (3-1) watched as East View rallied to make it a one-possession game at 39-36 at the end of the third quarter.
But with a 22-point fourth quarter, the Eagles managed to pull away late.
Harker Heights 67, Round Rock 44 - At Round Rock, five of the six scorers had at least seven points as the Lady Knights improved their best-ever start to 10-0 with a 23-point rout of host Round Rock.
Eboniey Jeter led with 14 points while juniors Brianna Freeman and JaQuan Jackson added 12 apiece as Heights jumped ahead with an 18-7 first quarter.
"We played really good in the first quarter, we came out and did what we wanted to do," Lady Knights coach Shirretha Nelson said.
Salado 64, Robinson 61 - At Salado, the Lady Eagles and Lady Rockets combined for 53 points in the fourth quarter but Salado held on for their second straight win.
Carling Urben scored 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds and Kirstie McGillick scored 20 to go along with 10 rebounds to lead Salado (2-4).
The Lady Eagles trailed 28-25 at halftime, but outscored Robinson 12-7 in the third and then almost matched Robinson point-for-point in the fourth to turn their first win of the season against Jarrell a week ago into a winning streak.
Florence 35, Holland 27 - At Holland, Reagan Isbell led with nine points and the Lady Buffs outscored host Holland 21-9 in the second and third quarters for a 12-point win.
Shali Simpson scored seven while Allison Parish and Rebecca Horton each added 6 for Florence (5-3).