Lometa senior post Kyle Molter scored a career-high 33 points and finished with a double-double Tuesday in 18th-ranked Lometa’s 102-37 rout at Oglesby to cap off the Hornets’ regular season schedule.
“They just had no answer for his size,” Lometa head coach Aaron Nuckles said. “He dominated inside.”
Molter was one of four players to finish with double-digit scoring for the Hornets as Carlos Perez finished with 17 points, Ivan Jasso added 14 points and Adrian Rivera tallied 10 points.
“Our halfcourt pressure was just too much,” Nuckles said, “and it opened up the transition game. Then, we just attacked.”
The Hornets (24-3, 10-0 District 25-1A) will receive an opening-round bye in the playoffs but will play a warmup game against Richland Springs next Thursday.
SALADO 50, LLANO 48: At Llano, Sarah Kate Kelarek scored a game-high 21 points, and Kerrigan Hearne added 15 as the Lady Eagles clinched fourth place and a playoff spot.
“Before the game I challenged our girls,” said Salado head coach Diane Konarik. “I asked them, ‘Who wants it more? The team that wants it more, will win.’ Well, our girls showed that they wanted it more.”
NO. 3 WACO LA VEGA 60, GATESVILLE 32: At Gatesville, state-ranked La Vega overwhelmed the Hornets early and never slowed down, cruising to a victory.
Gatesville trailed by 10 points, 17-7, after the first quarter and went into halftime down 33-13.
Allaira Jones scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the season finale for the Hornets (16-12, 2-8 District 17-4A).
NO. 23 TAYLOR 58, LAMPASAS 46: At Lampasas, the Lady Badgers’ hopes of reaching the playoffs for a second consecutive season came to an end as the Lady Ducks beat Lampasas in the regular season finale. The Lady Badgers finished their District 25-4A schedule with a 2-8 record.
WACO MIDWAY 4, KILLEEN 0: At Leo Buckley Stadium, the Pantherettes scored four times in a late flurry to beat the Lady Roos.
Killeen (4-4-4, 0-2-2 12-6A) shut out Midway well into the second half before the Pantherettes scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute.
Reyna Ibarra, Jalyn Davis and Le’Brittany Hodge contributed to the Lady Roos’ stellar effort.
NO. 1 SALADO 5, JARRELL 0: At Salado, Ashlen LaCanne and Sara Wilkerson each scored twice and the top-ranked Lady Eagles won their fifth straight to start district play.
Tyler Pierce also scored for Salado (12-1). Wilkerson and Rebecca Gonzalez each had assists.
LAMPASAS 7, FLORENCE 0: At Lampasas, the Lady Badgers scored five goals after halftime to break open its match and cruise to victory.
Rose Everhart and Tatum Morrison recorded two goals apiece, while teammates Gina Cortes, Alette Cook and Madi Walls each scored as well.
“We played well with movement off of the ball and by opening up the field and spreading the ball down the field,” Lampasas head coach Kiff Wiemers said. “Our wings had some great crosses with many chances across the middle to find the back of the net.”
The Lady Badgers (2-2 District 25-4A) host Jarrell at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
HARKER HEIGHTS 3, COPPERAS COVE 1: At Harker Heights, the Knights bounced back from a disappointing loss to Shoemaker on Friday to defeat the Bulldawgs.
Cody Cook put Harker Heights up 1-0 in the first half thanks to a Chauncey Jackson assist before Jackson and Amir Halabi gave the Knights a 3-0 advantage with two second-half goals. Seth Bodolus assisted on both second-half scores.
Harker Heights (5-5-3, 1-2-1 12-6A) returns to action against Killeen on Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
BELTON 2, ELLISON 1: At Ellison, Belton scored 16 seconds into the match to set the tone for a big win in a matchup of the top two teams in 12-6A.
Down 2-0, Ellison (7-5-2, 3-1-1 12-6A) pulled within a score on an unassisted goal by Ahmad Holt but wasn’t able to tie it up in the final 14:09 of the match. The goal was the 18th of Holt’s career and tied him for 10th on the Eagles’ all-time scoring list.
Ellison will have a bye Friday before visiting Waco Midway on Tuesday.
SALADO 6, JARRELL 0: Costas Loullis recorded a hat trick in the Eagles rout.
Manuel Magadan, Jack Spradlin and Armando Castillo also scored for Salado (9-4, 2-1 25-4A).
Alex Carmona, Manuel Tonches and Johnson Dawson had assists.