Laurence Bryant led Ellison with 11 points and the Eagles clinched a share of the District 8-6A championship with a 67-53 win Tuesday in their regular-season finale at San Angelo Central.

D’marcus Leach added 10 points for Ellison (30-4, 12-2 8-6A). Shamir Bogues scored nine and Chandler Sutton eight.

Ellison shares the league title with Waco Midway, which defeated Copperas Cove 64-55 on Tuesday.

LAMPASAS 56, SALADO 41: Austin Martin scored 14 points and the playoff-bound Badgers continued their late-season surge with a victory on the road.

Lampasas (24-9, 8-4 19-4A) had already locked up the No. 3 playoff seed and had little to play for except continuing their momentum heading into its third consecutive postseason.

Salado, on the other hand, needed a win to at least clinch a tie for the No. 4 spot. The loss, combined with Leander Glenn's victory, ended the Eagles' season.

Anthony Young led Salado (5-7 19-4A) with 14 points. He was the only Eagle in double figures.

Martin and Kolbe Penick (11 points) each made three 3-pointers for Lampasas.

The Badgers won seven of their last eight after a 1-3 start in league play. It's only the second time in school history Lampasas has gone to the playoffs in three straight seasons. The Badgers also did it from 1990-92.


HARKER HEIGHTS BOYS 2, SHOEMAKER 0: Miguel Primero had a goal and assist and the Knights earned a crucial home win over upstart Shoemaker to end the first half of District 8-6A play in a tie for fourth place with Waco Midway.

Antonio Chiti also scored for Heights (3-3-1 8-6A), which is 2-0-1 in its last three games. Abdullah Irfan also had an assist.

The Knights travel to Killeen on Friday.

The Grey Wolves (4-2-1) dropped to third place and head to district-leading San Angelo Central on Friday.

COPPERAS COVE BOYS 1, KILLEEN 1, TIE: At Leo Buckley Stadium, Caleb Honts scored for Cove (0-5-2), assisted by Caden Chapman.

Killeen (0-6-1) earned a draw by avoiding its seventh straight shutout in District 8-6A.

SALADO 9, FLORENCE O: Costas Loullis scored five times and the Eagles rolled to a win at Florence.

Jack Spradlin added two goals for Salado (9-5-1, 2-0 25-4A). Jake Walrath and Brian Chavez also scored.

Trey Sheppard and Freeman Vitolas combined for the shutout.

COPPERAS COVE GIRLS 2, KILLEEN 1: At Bulldawg Stadium, Donna Cheaney and Jordan Siebel scored to lift the Lady Dawgs to a victory.

Kailey Walker assisted on both goals.

Alyssa Cabading scored with 3:02 remaining to put Killeen on the board. Lauren Din earned the assists.

Auhneja Brandon and Gina Bell each played a half in goal for the Lady Roos and combined for 15 saves.


MARBLE FALLS 9, COPPERAS COVE 4: Addie Cook and Brooke Schmidt each hit doubles as the Lady Dawgs lost on the road in their season opener.


The Gatesville girls shot a 382 and finished third in a field of 14 at the Llano tournament. Irene Mak tied for third medalist.


  • DeSoto 63, Copperas Cove 50
  • Irving MacArthur 65, Ellison 50


District 8-6A

  • Belton 69, Harker Heights 67, 3OT
  • Ellison 67, San Angelo Central 53
  • Shoemaker 65, Killeen 54
  • Waco Midway 64, Copperas Cove 55

District 17-4A

  • Robinson 57, Gatesville 44

District 19-4A

  • Lampasas 56, Salado 41

District 25-3A

  • Blanco 74, Florence 58


District 8-6A

  • Belton 6, Ellison 0
  • Copperas Cove 1, Killeen 1, tie
  • Harker Heights 2, Shoemaker 0
  • San Angelo Central 2, Waco Midway 1

District 17-4A

  • Gatesville 2, Waco La Vega 1

District 25-4A

  • Salado 9, Florence 0

District 26-4A

  • Liberty Hill 7, Lampasas 1


District 8-6A

  • Belton 9, Ellison 0
  • Copperas Cove 2, Killeen 1
  • San Angelo Central 4, Waco Midway 1

District 17-4A

  • Waco La Vega 2, Gatesville 1

District 25-4A

  • Salado 12, Florence 1

District 26-4A

  • Liberty Hill 15, Lampasas 0


  • Gatesville 16, Waco Reicher 6
  • Harker Heights at Temple, ccd.
  • Lampasas at Rogers, ccd.
  • Lorena 17, Ellison 0, 4 inn.
  • Marble Falls 9, Copperas Cove 4

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