By Angel Verdejo
Killeen Daily Herald
Seconds earlier Tobias Moore was called for traveling.
The junior got another chance and made the most of it, hitting a floater at the buzzer as Gatesville beat Lampasas 50-48 at the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament in Hamilton.
The Hornets (9-5) advance to the consolation final and face Crawford or Meridian at 12:30 p.m. today.
Down 48-45, Moore made three free throws in the final minute, including two following a Lampasas technical foul to tie the game. The Badgers tried to work the clock down for one final shot, but Marqueese Phillips stole the ball and found Moore for the game-winner.
Seth Martin led Gatesville with 16 points, while Moore and D.D. Marshall each had 11. Mason Murray led Lampasas with 16 points.
"He redeemed himself, even though he played well throughout," Shelton said of Moore. "They played calm and they played hard."
Florence 49, Lago Vista 33 - At Florence, the Buffs are working hard and getting the results to show for it. They led Lago Vista 34-33 after three quarters, but blanked the Vikings over the final eight minutes at the Florence Invitational.
"We're just outworking people," Florence head coach Danny Wood said. "Lago was just dog-tired in the fourth and that had a lot to do with them not scoring."
Matthew Mellette and Lupe Acevedo each had 12 points to lead Florence (9-2), while Troy Afano scored all of his six points during Florence's 15-0 fourth quarter. The Buffs play Troy at 2 p.m. today.
Killeen 87, Mineral Wells 45 - At Granbury, all 13 Runnin' Roos scored as Killeen rolled past Mineral Wells and advanced to today's Van Griffith Kia Invitational consolation championship. The Roos (5-7) will play either Dallas Carter or Denton Guyer at 2 p.m.
Victor Glaze led the way with 24 points and hit four of Killeen's nine 3-pointers. Brian Long added 14 points, Demariuss Cress scored nine and Ameer Lee had eight. The Roos outscored Mineral Wells 50-18 in the second half.
Lometa 59, Gustine 58 - Jose Acevedo scored the final of his 12 points at the buzzer, giving Lometa the win over Gustine and trip to the Cherokee Invitational finals.
Eric Nichols led way with 18 points for the Hornets, who play either Cherokee or Blanket for the tournament championship at 3:30 p.m. today. Dylan Straley also reached double digits with 12 points.
Ellison splits in Pflugerville - The Eagles were on both ends of close games on the second day of play at the Pflugerville Holiday Classic, beating Round Rock Stony Point 63-61 in overtime before falling to Austin Akins 50-48.
Ellison (8-5) plays Pflugerville for third place at 6 p.m. today.
Malik Hawkins led the Eagles in both games, totaling 44 points on the day and hitting 11 3-pointers. He had six against Stony Point and finished with 23 points, while scoring 21 against Akins and making five treys.
Harker Heights 45, Del Valle 32 - At Buda, 11 different Knights scored as Heights moved on in the Hays Rebel Classic and plays Austin St. Michael's at 1:30 p.m. today for the Silver Bracket Championship.
Cameron Dulaney led Heights (10-4) with 11 points while Dillon Riddick added nine.
The Knights led 14-5 after one quarter and outscored Del Valle 15-2 in the third to all but put away the Cardinals.
No. 1 Flower Mound Marcus 61, Shoemaker 38 - At Flower Mound, the Grey Wolves played the state's top-ranked team close into the second quarter, but a barrage of 3-pointers stretched out a Marcus lead that only grew in the second half.
Shane Johnson led Shoemaker (8-3) with 11 points and made three 3-pointers himself. Marcus' Phil Forte made four and combined with teammate and fellow Oklahoma State signee Marcus Smart for 31 points.
Shoemaker plays Dallas Madison at 9 a.m. today.
Copperas Cove 53, Austin Hyde Park Baptist 48 - At Austin, Cory Scott hit seven of the Bulldawgs' nine 3-pointers and finished with 26 points in leading Cove past Austin Hyde Park Baptist 53-48.
Cove jumped out to a 17-8 lead in the first quarter, giving itself the cushion it need. Rashard Odomes added 10 points, while Tyler Wilson had eight and the other two 3-pointers.
Cove ended the day losing to Katy Seven Lakes 83-56 in bracket play.
No. 11 Harker Heights 60, Beaumont Central 29 - At Granbury, the Lady Knights won their third lopsided game in a row at the Van Griffith Kia Invitational, outscoring Central 14-6 in the first quarter and 34-13 in the second half to advance to the tournament championship today.
Heights (14-0) plays Class 4A No. 22 Arlington Seguin at 6:30 p.m. for the title.
Posts Brianna Freeman and Eboniey Jeter scored 15 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Heights. Rae Vaughn Barnes added nine points and JaQuan Jackson had eight.
Heights has outscored its three opponents 193-92.
No. 16 Granbury 47, Killeen 32 - At Granbury, Jasmine Goodwine scored a game-high 21 points, but the Lady Roos fell to the host Lady Pirates in the consolation semifinals at the Van Griffith Kia Invitational. Killeen (4-10) will play Keller Fossil Ridge at 9:30 a.m. today.
Laderrica Degrate added four points for the Lady Roos, who were held to single-digit scoring in every quarter except the third. Granbury led by six going into the fourth quarter and pulled away with a 16-7 run over the final eight minutes.
Lampasas 47, Small Private No. 1 Marble Falls Faith Academy 37 - At Lampasas, Julie Mize and Whitney Cauthen scored 18 and 12 points, respectively, and the Lady Badgers (4-9) knocked off the state's top-ranked team among small private schools.
Hailey Morrison added eight points for Lampasas, which held Faith Academy to single digits in both the first and second quarters to lead 22-17 at halftime.
Lampasas pulled away with a 15-10 third period.
No. 11 Brownwood 40, Gatesville 29 - At Gatesville, Glynna Johnson led the Hornets with 15 points, but they were held to single-digit scoring in three quarters by the state's 11th-ranked team at home.
Kaitlin Poe added six points and a 3-pointer for Gatesville (8-5), which takes on Salado at home Tuesday.
Jarrell 67, Florence 30 - At Jarrell, sophomore Rebecca Horton scored a team-high 10 points for the Lady Buffs, who will play Rogers at 9 a.m. today for third place in the Jarrell Tournament.
Allison Parish added five points, as Jarrell jumped out to a 20-5 first-quarter lead and held Florence to single digits in the first three periods.