By Nick Talbot
Killeen Daily Herald
Deion Robinson scored 23 points as the Copperas Cove Bulldwags ran past the visiting Bryan Vikings 91-67 at Copperas Cove on Tuesday.
Copperas Cove was only ahead 22-21 after the first quarter, but pulled away by hitting key shots and converting on its transition game. Rashard Odom added 14 points for the Bulldawgs and Corey Scott added 10.
"We were able to hit some shots and got some baskets in transition," said Copperas Cove coach Billy White. "We were able to push the tempo and get some easy baskets."
Belton 53, Temple 51, OT - At Belton, Daniel Mills scored 25 points to lead Belton to an overtime win over rival Temple.
The Tigers (5-14, 1-1) rallied past the Wildcats (12-7, 1-1) in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 11-7 after falling down in the first quarter.
Little-River 53, Florence 39 - At Little River, the Buffaloes led 21-15 after the first quarter but could not maintain their momentum as the Bumblebees rallied past Florence (10-9, 0-2 27-2A). Lupe Acevedo led the Buffaloes with 10 points.
Killeen 67, Hyde Park 57 - At Killeen, Victor Glaze hit three 3-pointers on his way to 22 points as the Roos defeated the Panthers.
Killeen (10-11) was down 15-9 after one quarter, but rallied in the second, outscoring Hyde Park 21-10.
Demarius Cress added 10 points for the Roos and Tevin Bartney had nine.
Gatesville 67, Taylor 62 - At Gatesville, Danny Byrd scored 20 points and D.D. Marshall added 19 to lead the Hornets past the Ducks.
Byrd also finished in double figures in rebounding for Gatesville (15-7). Marshall went 6-of-7 at the foul line down the stretch to help seal the victory. Marqueese Phillips made a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. Christian Lawson and Jeremy Snyder each scored 12 to lead Taylor (13-6).
Lorena 62, Salado 52 - At Lorena, after rallying back with a 21-point second quarter, the Eagles couldn't carry over the momentum coming out of halftime as Lorena pulled ahead for good with a 19-6 third quarter.
Koby Spears led all scorers with 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Dane Hankamer added 15 with three 3s to lead Salado (14-7), but it wasn't enough to hold off three Lorena scorers in double figures.
Waco 62, Lampasas 50 - At Lampasas, Secody Howard scored 12 and Brandon Scott added 11, but Waco blew past Lampasas by outscoring the Badgers 38-25 in the second half.
Lampasas (11-8) led 25-24 at halftime, but trailed 45-40 going into the fourth, where the Badgers, who play at Austin Travis on Friday, were outscored 17-10.
Eden 65, Lometa 49 - Dylan Straley scored 15 points but Lometa couldn't hold off Eden's offensive barrage in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 18-9.
Brandon Lilly added 10 points for the Hornets (7-7, 1-1 28-1A D-II).
A&M Consolidated 57, Shoemaker 50 - At College Station, Kiara Rawls scored 22 points for the Lady Grey Wolves, but it was not enough to hold off the Lady Tigers.
Tierra Tucker led A&M Consolidated (18-6, 4-0 12-5A) with 17 points. The Lady Tigers outscored Shoemaker (12-11, 2-2) 21-10 in the second quarter.
Cion Hicks added 14 for the Lady Grey Wolves and Hailee Showers had eight.
Copperas Cove 62, Bryan 35 - At Bryan, Jasmin Johnson scored 13 points and both Sarai and Alex Rodriguez each added 10 as the Lady Bulldawgs blew out the Lady Vikings.
Cove (16-8, 3-1 12-5A) used a 21-9 first quarter to jump on top of struggling Bryan (2-15, 0-4) and outscored them in every quarter.
Temple 50, Belton 17 - At Temple, Brianna Ragland scored eight points for the Lady Tigers but it was not nearly enough as the Tem-Cats (18-7, 2-2) jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Belton fell to 6-17 overall with the loss and 0-4 in district.
Lampasas 43, Austin Hyde Park 28 - At Austin, Juls Crook made a pair of 3-pointers and scored 11 points to lead the Lady Badgers to a victory in their final tuneup before Friday's district opener.
Lampasas (8-12) pulled away in the second half, outscoring Hyde Park 27-15.
The Lady Badgers open 25-3A play at Salado.
Mark W. Miller, Alex Byington and Kevin Posival contributed to this report.