Bulletin Staff Report

    CLYDE — The Brownwood Lady Lions’ four-game win streak was snapped Saturday, but not before they gave Class 2A No. 10 Ballinger all it could handle in the Clyde tournament championship game.

    Brownwood dropped a 49-42 decision to Ballinger as the Lady Lions (8-5) erased a six-point halftime deficit and caught up in the fourth period before the Lady Cats pulled away for the win.

    In the first meeting between the two teams last weekend at the Ballinger tournament, the Lady Lions lost 37-25 and mustered just seven points in the opening half.

    Patricia Wilson, who scored a team-high 15 points Saturday, and Trinity Ansons, who added a dozen points, were named to the all-tournament team for the Lady Lions.

    Also scoring for Brownwood were Sydnie Darden with five points, Kelsey Gober with four points and Sara Byrd, Hannah Mask and Mallorie Maxwell with two points apiece.

    Brownwood trailed 14-12 after one quarter, 29-23 at halftime and 35-34 through three quarters before leading briefly in the fourth period.

    The Lady Lions will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they journey to Merkel.

Lions finish fourth at Clyde tournament

    CLYDE — The Brownwood Lions placed fourth in the Clyde tournament after falling to Comanche, 63-54, Saturday afternoon.

    The Lions (3-6) led 16-14 after one quarter and 36-35 at halftime, but scored just four points in the third period as Comanche took a 44-39 lead into the fourth quarter.

    Greg Jefferson led the Lions with 19 points and nine rebounds, followed by 17 points and seven rebounds from Marquos Barnes and nine points, 13 rebounds and three steals from Derek Longoria. Graylon Brown contributed five points, seven assists and three steals, while Michael Ballejo scored four points.

    The Lions will play their first home game of the season at 6 p.m. Tuesday when San Angelo Lake View visits. Lake View defeated Brownwood in its season opener on Nov. 24.

Lady Dragons win Albany tournament

    ALBANY — The Bangs Lady Dragons rallied from a seven-point deficit at the start of the fourth period to upend No. 12 Cisco, 58-56, in the championship game of the Albany tournament Saturday.

    Bangs (16-4) trailed 24-16 after one quarter, 37-31 at halftime and 48-41 through three periods.

    Tournament MVP Hillary Evans led Bangs with 22 points, trailed by 13 points from Drea Evers, nine from Nette Evers, five each from Abby Hall and Chelsy Lipsey and two points apiece from Beth Mullins and Keirstin Williams.             Lipsey and Williams were named to the all-tournament team.

    The Lady Dragons open District 8-2A action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they host Early.

No. 20 Lady Horns struggle at Wylie

    ABILENE — The No. 20 Early Lady Horns dropped four of five contests at the Wylie tournament over the weekend to slip to 6-8 after starting the season with five straight wins.

    Early — which played most of the tournament without injured starters Tresta Donahoo and Katie Isom — recorded its lone victory over Class 3A Breckenridge, 52-41.

    The Lady Horns led Breckenridge 19-18 after one quarter, 28-25 at halftime and 42-31 heading into the fourth period.

    Donahoo led Early with 16 points, followed by 14 from Tylene Middleton, eight from Julia Loudermilk, five from Bailey Harris, four from Brianna Childs, three from Shandi Winstead and two points from Morgan Birrell.

    Early’s weekend setbacks came at the hands of Class 3A Midland Greenwood (48-41), No. 5 Wall (58-26), 3A No. 11 Abilene Wylie (49-39) and No. 17 Jim Ned (67-58).

    Harris led the Lady Horns with 14 points against Greenwood, Loudermilk tallied a team-high nine points versus Wall, Middleton poured in 17 points against Wylie and Donahoo scored 20 against Jim Ned.

    Early will open District 8-2A action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bangs.


Rising Star 38,

May 35 (OT) 

    MAY — The Rising Star Lady Cats slipped past the May Lady Tigers, 38-35 in overtime, in District 16-A Division II basketball action Friday night.

    Rising Star (6-10, 2-1) led 8-6 after one quarter and 16-13 at halftime, but May rallied take to a 25-21 lead into the fourth period, where regulation ended with the game knotted at 33-all.

    May (3-5, 1-2) received 13 points from Emily Murphree, 10 from Heather Starnes, eight from Kendall Thornhill, three from Peyton Pittman and one point from Becca McDonald.