May girls collect first district victory over Baird
EARLY — Coming off a 2-1 record and third-place performance at the Zephyr tournament this past weekend, the Early Longhorns notched a 68-50 victory over the San Saba Armadillos Tuesday night.
Early led 18-9 after one quarter, 32-29 at halftime and 52-38 through three periods.
Ty Schafer finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Longhorns followed by Griffin Ehlers with 11 points, Rowdy Elkins with 10, Josh Graves and Jake Angerstein with nine apiece, Christian Mills and Devyn Burns with five each, Ryan Trompler with three and Drew Sessler with two points.
At the Zephyr tournament, the Longhorns defeated Blanket, 53-49, and the Mason JV, 52-31, with the loss coming against May, 44-41.
Against Blanket, Early led 15-11 after one quarter, 28-18 at halftime and 38-35 going to the fourth period.
Ehlers tallied 15 points trailed by John Griffin and Graves with nine each, Schafer with seven, Angerstein with six, Sessler with five and Burns with two.
During the win over the Mason JV, Early established a 16-4 edge after one quarter that grew to 34-12 at halftime and stood at 37-25 through three periods.
Graves’ 10 points were a team-best trailed by nine from Ehlers, eight from Griffin, six from Schafer, five apiece from Sessler and Angerstein, three from Burns and two each from Elkins and Mills.
In the loss to May, the Longhorns trailed 14-10 after one quarter, 22-20 at halftime and 38-36 heading into the fourth period.
Ehlers notched 10 points followed by Sessler and Burns with seven each, Mills with six, Elkins with five, Schafer with four, Graves and Trompler with two apiece and Angerstein with one point.
The Longhorns (5-8) are off until Dec. 27 when they resume play at the May tournament.
May Lady Tigers 35, Baird 26
MAY — The May Lady Tigers collected their first District 15-A basketball victory of the season Tuesday night, knocking off Baird by a 35-16 count.
May led 8-6 after one quarter, 19-11 at halftime and 25-14 through three periods.
Hannah Williams led the way with 11 points followed by Kaylee Harris and Kelsie Gage with eight apiece, Julia Robinette with four and Skylar Jenkins and Yary Rodriguez with two each.
The Lady Tigers (8-6, 1-1) host Panther Creek tonight in district action.