By Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
Holding for a last shot in the final minute, the Lady Roos turned the ball over with less than 10 seconds left to play and Stephenville's Breyana Diaz scored the go-ahead basket on a give-and-go in the final five seconds to give the Honeybees a thrilling 50-48 win over Killeen on Friday night in Stephenville.
The Lady Roos (14-12, 3-2 8-4A) trailed 13-8 after the first quarter and scored just 20 points in the first half, but took a 44-40 lead on a Jasmine Goodwine layup with 3:25 left to cap a 14-5 run.
The Honeybees (11-15, 4-1) tied the game at 48-all on a three-point play from Dani Huckabee with 1:02 left setting up the final sequence.
"We had a problem putting the ball in the basket (in the first half), but when that happens, you've got to stop people from scoring and obviously we didn't," Killeen coach Latisha Williams said.
Goodwine led all scorers with 22 points while Esha Atkins added 12 for Killeen, which plays at San Angelo Lake View on Tuesday to start the second half of the District 8-4A schedule.
No. 8 Harker Heights 77, Belton 22 - At Harker Heights, JaQuan Jackson scored 19 points, Brianna Freeman had 14 and the No. 8 Lady Knights continued to dominate their competition, destroying the Lady Tigers by 55.
Eboniey Jeter added 12 points for Harker Heights (29-0, 9-0), which faces Temple and Ellison next week as it tries to finish the season undefeated.
Shoemaker 56, Bryan 30 - At Bryan, Kiara Rawls scored 20 points and the Lady Grey Wolves snapped a five-game losing streak.
Hailee Showers scored 11 and Cion Hicks added 10 for Shoemaker (13-15, 3-6 12-5A), which looks for a second straight win Tuesday when the Lady Grey Wolves play at Belton before hosting A&M Consolidated on Friday.
No. 22 A&M Consolidated 43, Ellison 42 - At College Station, the Lady Eagles didn't have anybody in double figures while the host Lady Tigers' two did just enough to hold off a fourth-quarter rally and solidify them as the No. 2 team in District 12-5A.
Blair Schaefer scored a game-high 20 points and Tori Tucker chipped in 10, while Alayshia Hunter and Kanesha Saygo led Ellison (21-8, 5-4) with nine and eight points, respectively.
Burnet 62, Salado 43 - At Burnet, Kirstie McGillick had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Carling Urben was a board away from a double-double herself, but it wasn't nearly enough to down Burnet as the Lady Eagles dropped their second in a row.
Burnet improved to 4-1 in District 25-3A while Salado dropped to third at 3-2.
Lampasas 49, Taylor 23 - At Lampasas, Juls Crook made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points as the Lady Badgers dominated from start to finish.
Megan Mason added 11 points for Lampasas (10-15, 2-3 25-3A), which hosts Salado on Tuesday.
Taylor, winless in league play, trailed 27-8 at halftime.
Gatesville 59, Robinson 42 - At Gatesville, Glynna Johnson scored 20 points and the Hornets bounced back from their Tuesday night loss with a big win over Robinson.
Kaitlin Poe hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points and Skye Truss added 10 for Gatesville (13-11, 2-3 19-3A), which starts the second half of District 19-3A play on Tuesday at China Spring.
Lexington 35, Florence 32 - At Lexington, Reagan Isbell missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Lady Buffaloes couldn't pull out their second win of the season - and in District 27-2A play - over the Lady Eagles. Chelsey Lansford led Florence with 11 points.
Harker Heights 71, Belton 34 - At Belton, the defending District 12-5A champion Knights closed out the first half of district play with a good chance to repeat after outscoring host Belton 51-19 over the final three quarters Friday.
Senior guards Thomas Cherry and C.J. Rodriguez led Heights (19-6, 6-1) with 16 and 12 points, respectively, while junior post Andre Hughes added 10. Daniel Mills led Belton (5-19, 1-6) with 19 points, but no one else scored more than five.
Shoemaker 76, Bryan 35 - At Shoemaker, Paris Yerry hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as the Grey Wolves had an easy victory over the Vikings.
Shoemaker (16-9, 4-3) jumped ahead 25-8 in the first quarter and never looked back. Chris Runnels added 12 points for the Grey Wolves.
Temple 72, Copperas Cove 64 - At Temple, Chad President had 20 points and Roddric Dodd added 13 as the Wildcats pulled into a fifth-place tie with the Bulldawgs in District 12-5A at 3-4.
Cory Scott led Copperas Cove (13-11) with 19 points and Rashard Odomes had 15.
Robinson 65, Gatesville 60 - At Gatesville, Danny Byrd led the Hornets with 15 points but Gatesville lost third-quarter momentum and dropped its second straight District 19-3A game.
Tobias Moore scored 14, Logan Kline had 13 and D.D. Marshall added 10 for Gatesville (17-9, 1-2), which trailed the Rockets (14-10, 1-2) 17-8 after the first quarter but rallied to within a point, 49-48, to start the fourth.
Lampasas 56, Taylor 43 - At Lampasas, Secody Howard scored a game-high 17 points and the Badgers pulled away in the second and third quarters for their second straight district win.
Cullen Singleton hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points and Mason Murray added 10 for the Badgers (14-9, 2-1 25-3A), who trailed by one after the first quarter but led 41-28 going into the fourth.
Lometa 55, Cherokee 32 - At Lometa, Dylan Straley scored 18 points and the Hornets maintained first place in District 28-1A Division II with a win over Cherokee.
Hector Rivera added nine points for Lometa (12-7, 5-1). The Hornets play Lohn for first place in the district Tuesday.