By Nick Talbot and Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
HARKER HEIGHTS - Shanice Davis scored a game-high 22 points, but the 12 points she scored during Harker Heights' key 20-5 run in the middle of the second quarter turned the tide.
The 5-foot-6 guard rallied the Lady Knights (5-2) from a 19-11 deficit to a 55-46 win over Round Rock on Friday night.
Davis had three steals and hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Heights a 31-24 lead at halftime.
Round Rock (3-4) cut the lead to two, 33-31 with 4:23 left in the third quarter, but the Lady Knights tore off on an 11-3 run in the final 4:05 of the third quarter to take a seven-point lead and momentum into the fourth.
JaQuan Jackson scored nine points and had four steals and Bianca Patterson also added nine points for Harker Heights, which plays at Salado on Monday at 7 p.m. and hosts Giddings on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Mansfield Timberview 44, Ellison 41 - At Arlington, Despite a scoring outburst in the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles could not complete a comeback against the eighth-ranked Lady Wolves.
Ellison (6-2) was down 35-24 entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Timberview 17-9 in the final frame. The difference was free throws. The Lady Eagles were 5-of-14 and Timberview was 13-of-16.
Jalissa Williams led Ellison with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Ocleta Young added 12 points with three 3-pointers.
Dripping Springs 48, Shoemaker 45 - At Dripping Springs, the Lady Grey Wolves had a chance to win the game with 6.1 seconds left, but could not covert and fell to the Lady Tigers in the gold bracket semifinal of the Dripping Springs Tournament.
Kiara Rawls led Shoemaker (4-3) with 19 points and Narissa Logan had 12 and Cion Hicks 10.
Shoemaker plays for the consolation championship against McKinney today at 9 a.m.
Shoemaker 65, El Paso Riverside 57 - At Dripping Springs, Rawls scored 20 points to lead the Lady Grey Wolves past Riverside.
Shoemaker took a 21-12 in the first quarter, and were up 39-21 at the half. However, they had to hold off a third quarter run by the Lady Rangers. LaFaydra Collins added 14 points and Hicks had 11 for Shoemaker.
Copperas Cove 55, Birdville 25 - At Round Rock, the Lady Bulldawgs hit nine 3-pointers and easily dispatched the Lady Hawks by 30 in the Greater Austin Tournament.
Jasmine Baskin did most of the damage from beyond the arc for Copperas Cove (5-1) as she hit five 3s and scored a game-high 15 points.
The Lady Bulldawgs play an opponent to be determined at noon today.
Midland 55, Copperas Cove 42 - At Round Rock, for three quarters, the Lady Bulldawgs struggled.
They were down 21-7 after the first, 31-16 at the half and 39-18 going into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, Copperas Cove outscored Lady Bulldogs 24-16, but it was too late.
Baskin led Copperas Cove with 10 points.
Killeen 61, China Spring 22 - At China Spring, sophomore Jasmine Goodwine led a quartet of Killeen scorers who reached double figures, while the Lady Roo defense held host China Spring to two points in the second quarter and none in the fourth.
Goodwine led Killeen (2-1) with 21 points, while sophomore Imari Simpson and freshmen Esha Atkins and Angela Delaney each had 10 points.
The Lady Roos led by nine going into the second quarter, but outscored China Spring 15-2 in the period to stretch their lead to 22 points. The Lady Cougars held Killeen to just an eight-point third quarter, but the Lady Roos rebounded in a big way, outscoring China Spring 19-0 in the final right minutes.
Bryan Rudder 77, Salado 42 - At Bryan, visiting Salado couldn't contain the Bryan Rudder duo of Marche Amerson and Lamaria Cole, who together outscored the Lady Eagles by five points. Amerson, a junior post, led all scorers with 25 points, while Cole, a guard, closely followed with 22.
Jenna Sebek led Salado (2-1) with nine points, while fellow senior Hadley Joiner added eight points and junior Carling Urben had seven.
Rudder took a commanding first-quarter lead, only to stretch its double-digit advantage with a 24-7 second period.
Killeen 85, Pflugerville 46 - At Pflugerville, the 17th-ranked Runnin' Roos opened their season outscoring the Cougars 17-3 in the first quarter and rolled from there.
Tashawn Thomas scored a game-high 24 points, Sedrick Jennings scored 18, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Tevin Bartney scord 12 to lead the Roos (1-0), who had 11 different players score in the win. Thomas also added 15 rebounds and five blocks.
Killeen led 35-21 at halftime after the two teams scored 18 points each in the second quarter, but the Roos won the third quarter 27-17 and held the Cougars to eight points in the fourth.
"The guys got after it and played good defense and that led to easy baskets on offense," said Killeen coach Jason Fossett.
The Roos and Lady Roos host Temple in a varsity double-header on Monday. The Lady play at 6:30 p.m. and the Roos play at 8 p.m.
Shoemaker 67, Cibolo Steele 50 - At Cibolo, Anthony Gonzales scored 20 points and A.J. McDonald scored 19 as the Grey Wolves ran away from Steele.
Shoemaker pulled away with a 20-7 second quarter to take a 37-23 lead at the half.
They never really go closer, either as Shoemaker (2-0) built on its lead in the fourth.
Malcom McDonald also scored in double figures for the Grey Wolves with 15.