Zy’Riyan Evans led three players in double figures with 16 points and the Liberty Hill seventh-grade A-team Lions improved to 2-0 on the season with a 51-26 win on Thursday at Union Grove.
Liberty Hill raced to a 41-14 halftime lead.
Josiah Rollins added 12 points for the Lions. J’Narri Franklin had 10. Other scorers were Arthur Miller (four), Jaden Brown (three) and Antonio Guarjardo, Quentin Moody and Komari Fenn (two each). Franklin, Evans and James Barron were defensive standouts.
The seventh-grade Lions are off this week and return to action Dec. 19 against Audie Murphy.
LIBERTY HILL 7B 18, UNION GROVE 7B 16: At Union Grove, Zavier Fenn scored 11 points and the Lions rallied for a win on the road.
Liberty Hill (2-1) trailed by four late in the game but was able to get a couple of defensive stops and force turnovers to take the lead
Karter Collins added four points for the Lions. Zyrell Williamson added three. Collins and Jamari Lockhart were defensive standouts.
PALO ALTO 8A 52, PATTERSON 8A 24: Kameron Ervin led the defeated Cavaliers with 16 points.
Other scorers for Patterson were Je’Vone Brabham (three points), Demarko Williams and D’Kodah Adams (two each) and Courtney Hollinger (one).
PATTERSON 8B 36, PALO ALTO 8B 28: Nathaniel Davenport scored nine points in the win for the Cavaliers.
Other scorers for Patterson were Zion Jones (eight points), Kesean Meeks (seven), Diego Coleman (four), Darius Green, Andray Marion and Jamel Custis (two each) and Eric McDonald and Damien Johnson (one each).
KISD Boys B-Team tourney
SMITH 8B 29, LIBERTY HILL 8B 27: Sam Wells scored 11 points and the Leopards used a 15-4 run in the fourth quarter to rally for a victory.
Antonio Saenz hit three big free throws in the final minutes for Smith.
PATTERSON 8B 24, PALO ALTO 8B 23: Kesean Meeks scored eight points as the Cavaliers edged the Patriots.
The teams combined for 30 points in the fourth quarter. Patterson led 10-7 after three periods.
Other scorers for the Cavs were Diego Coleman (four points), Darius Green and Andray Marion (three each), Eric McDonald and Jamel Custis (two each) and Zion Jones (one).
LIBERTY HILL 7B 25, SMITH 7B 21: Dytarius Varnado scored 13 points and the Lions held on to beat the Leopards.
The Lions (1-1) used a third quarter run to grab a 23-15 lead.
Other scorers for Liberty Hill were Zyrell Williamson (five points), Zavier Fenn and Yasin Echevarria (three each) and Karter Collins (one).
Trevon Jones Lockhart and Varnado were defensive standouts.
PATTERSON 8A 47, PALO ALTO 8A 15: Tayla Gonzales, Tereyn Lauderdale and Ava Nautu each scored four points for Palo Alto. Tehani Akina added three points.
Delphine Ndoye and Aniyah Williams contributed with strong rebounds. Mya Torres was strong with the ball and led at point guard.
After allowing 35 first-half points, the Lady Patriots yielded just 10 after the break.
PALO ALTO 8B 24, PATTERSON 8B 21: Marna’e Phillips scored 16 points to lead the Lady Patriots to a victory.
Brenkel Chopane added six points. Shawn Mayes and Benecia Awuah each scored two.
Iyanna Straughter was a rebounding and defensive standout. Hamida Botchway, Justice Jackson and Shawn Mayes also contributed to the win.
LIBERTY HILL 7A 16, UNION GROVE 7A 8: Roselyn Perez led Union Grove with four points.
UNION GROVE 7B 26, LIBERTY HILL 7B 8: At Union Grove, Bryanna Hinojosa led the Grizzlies with six points in the victory. Niyema Romero and Zoe Forney each added four.
KISD Girls B-Team tourney
MANOR 8B 13, PALO ALTO 8B 11: Marna’e Phillips led Palo Alto with eight points. Brenkel Chopane had two, and Benecia Awuah one.
Iyanna Straughter and Shawn Mayes were defensive standouts and top rebounders. Hamida Botchway and Justice Jackson also contributed for the Lady Patriots.
PATTERSON 8B 33, UNION GROVE 8B 18: Kennedy Hattix finished with 13 points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a victory.
Jhiasia Benton Davis added six points, seven steals and six rebounds for Patterson.
Other contributors for the Lady Cavs were Rhiana Johnson (two points, two assists, three steals), Envy Pitts (two points, two steals), Teyanna Gibbs (three points, four steals, three rebounds), Ellena Davis (three points, three steals, five rebounds), Kerah Smith (four points, three steals, 13 rebounds and two assists), Esperanza Pagan (four steals, two rebounds), Enyjah Winston (five rebounds), Nikole Castillo (one steal) and Skyla Wells (two offensive rebounds).