By Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
Tateyanna Harris hit four of her six free throws in the fourth quarter, rallying the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs to a 42-41 win over Cedar Park on Friday at Copperas Cove.
Harris and Letia Howard each scored 11 for Cove (2-0) as the Lady Dawgs finally overcame Cedar Park after trailing most of the game and 32-28 going into the fourth quarter.
"It was the opposite of (the other) night, when we couldn't score from the line," said Cove coach Teresa Durham. "She (Harris) stepped up and gave us that little edge."
After hitting just 14 of 28 free throws in their overtime win over Marble Falls on Tuesday, the Lady Dawgs were 14-of-24 against Cedar Park, but Harris was on in the fourth when it mattered.
Howard hit all three of the Lady Dawgs' 3-pointers and Shawnte Goff finished with eight points for Cove, which hosts Mexia on Tuesday.
Shoemaker 63, Austin Crockett 16 - At Austin, Cion Hicks scored 15 and Kiara Rawls added 14 giving the Lady Grey Wolves their second straight win to open the season.
Shoemaker (2-0) jumped out to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, opening a 33-12 lead at halftime. The Lady Grey Wolves then ballooned that to 54-14 starting the fourth.
Hailee Showers scored 10 for the Lady Grey Wolves, who play at Pflugerville Hendrickson on Tuesday.
Dripping Springs 49, Lampasas 37 - At Dripping Springs, Kailey Davis scored 11, but the Lady Badgers lost their season-opener before watching the Badgers football team defeat Boerne in a Division I-3A bi-district playoff game at Dripping Springs High School.
Juls Crook added nine for Lampasas (0-1), which hosts Brownwood on Tuesday.
McGregor 56, Salado 52 - At McGregor, Meredith Ward led three Lady Eagles in double-digit scoring, but it wasn't enough as Salado dropped a four-point game on the road to fall to 0-2 on the year.
Ward had 16 points, followed by Kirstie McGillick (14 points) and Carling Urben (10). McGillick posted a double-double on the night with a team-high 10 rebounds, while Urben had seven.
The Lady Eagles head to Thorndale on Tuesday.
Florence 33, Granger 22 - At Florence, Reagan Isbell scored 11 points and Chelsey Lansford added nine points, nine rebounds and six steals as the Lady Buffs won their second straight to start the season.
Florence forced 20 steals for the second consecutive game.
Granger fell to 0-2.
The Lady Buffs travel to Hamilton on Tuesday before hosting their eight-team Florence Invitational on Thursday.
Ellison to play for 3rd at Chisholm Trail tournament - At Belton, the 12th-ranked Lady Eagles lost their first game of the season and their first chance at a tournament championship.
After beating San Antonio Brandeis 54-49 for their fourth-straight win to start the season earlier Friday, the Lady Eagles (4-1) lost to No. 18 San Antonio Reagan 45-40 on Friday at the Chisholm Trail Tournament.
Ellison plays either Harker Heights or Round Rock Stony Point in the third-place game today at 10:30 a.m. today
Alayshia Hunter scored 13 and Ocleta Young hit three 3-pointers and added 11 points for Ellison in the loss.
Young hit four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 18 points in the Lady Eagles' win over Brandeis earlier. Hunter added seven and Deja Pointer scored seven with a pair of 3-pointers.
Lady Tigers lose two on second day - Hutto outscored Belton 31-8 in the second and third quarters and the Lady Tigers' second day of the Chisholm Trail Tournament hardly got much better.
After suffering a 47-32 loss to the Lady Hippos, Belton (1-4) lost to Stony Point 43-26 in its final game Friday and plays Pflugerville Connally in a consolation game at 10:30 a.m.
Torie Henderson led Belton with 10 points in the loss to Hutto, a game which Belton led 12-9 after the first quarter, and six in the loss to Stony Point. Briana Ragland added eight in the loss to Hutto and chipped in four in the loss to Stony Point, which led Belton 23-12 at halftime.