Bulletin Staff Report
KILLEEN —Their first four district games were decided by 10 points or less, but the Brownwood Lions were dealt a 65-38 setback by No. 7 Killeen Friday night.
The Killeen Kangaroos moved to 25-2 overall and 5-0 in District 16-4A action, while Brownwood slipped to 2-3 in district and 13-12 overall.
The Lions were down 19-6 after one quarter, 39-17 at halftime and 45-28 through three periods.
Parker Taylor scored 12 points to lead Brownwood, followed by 10 from Zane Smith, eight from Deandray McDaniel, five from Rashad Deal and three points from Johnse Howard.
No. 7 Jim Ned 47
BANGS — The Bangs Dragons handed the No. 7 Jim Ned Indians their first District 6-2A loss with Friday night’s 65-47 blowout.
The victory kept the Dragons (15-9, 5-4) in the thick of the 6-2A playoff race as they bounced back from their worst district defeat — a 68-36 thumping at the hands of No. 17 Ballinger on Tuesday.
“We played a little more as a team tonight,” said Bangs head coach Mark Kyle. “We played with great intensity on defense and executed well on offense.”
Bangs jumped out to a 16-8 lead after one quarter, owned a 26-15 halftime edge and was in front 44-26 after three quarters.
Adrian Brown scored 22 points to pace the Dragons, followed by 13 from Jason James, 11 from Bradley Lee, nine from Dustin McClure, eight from Joey Lewis and two points from Ben Purcell.
Jim Ned fell to 24-3 overall and 8-1 in district action.
BROOKESMITH — The Brookesmith Mustangs remained perfect in District 15-A, Division II action with Friday’s 66-50 win over the Veribest Falcons.
The Mustangs (15-6, 7-0) led 21-10 after one quarter, 25-22 at halftime and 48-34 through three quarters.
Bryn Allgood scored 27 points for Brookesmith, followed by 26 from Luis Cruz.
Wall 53, Early 47 (OT)
WALL — Bailey Harris hit a three-pointer to force overtime, but the Early Lady Horns were shut out in the extra session as the Wall Lady Hawks picked up a 53-47 District 6-2A victory.
With Friday’s loss, Early (17-10, 7-4) slipped into a third-place tie with San Saba and Jim Ned, behind district leader Ballinger and second-place Wall.
The Lady Horns have three district games left against Coleman, San Saba and Ballinger.
Early trailed 15-4 after one quarter and cut the deficit to 23-13 by halftime. The Lady Horns closed to within 30-24 after three quarters and pulled even in the fourth at 47-all.
Jordan Manning scored 11 points, Brittany Wilson added nine and Harris tallied eight points for Early.