The intent of any team is to complete a perfect season. It’s hard to accomplish, but Navo’s B-team Lady Panthers did it Thursday night in eighth-grade action.
Facing the Strickland Lady Vikings in their season finale, the Lady Panthers rolled to a 31-16 triumph and finished with a 9-0 record — the first unbeaten team in any sport in Navo history.
Navo held a 20-12 halftime lead before outscoring the Lady Vikings 9-0 in the third quarter.
Asyah Touchstone was the leader for Navo with 10 points, including two 3-pointers. Samantha Simmons finished with nine points, and Nautica Ysasi and Alyssa Allen each had nine rebounds. Also contributing were Laura Dickerson, Jesnica McNary, Blaik Mason, Danajia Haynes and Nadia Ysasi.
Crownover eighth-grade B 27, Harpool 25
The Crownover Lady Cowboys had to hold off a second-half rally by the Harpool Lady Longhorns.
The Lady Cowboys (4-5) jumped out to a 10-3 first-quarter lead and held a 16-10 advantage at halftime.
Crownover’s Kylie Cobb paced all scorers with 10 points while Mackenzie Sealy had eight and Emily Clay six.
Lauren Belton led Harpool (5-4) with eight points while Jasmine Deckard finished with six.
Harpool eighth-grade A 51, Crownover 34
The Harpool Lady Longhorns used a strong offensive performance in the first half to pull out to a 15-point lead.
Harpool (6-3) led 11-4 and increased that advantage to 24-9 at intermission.
Lauren Heard led the Lady Longhorn attack with 22 points, while Sydney Swann added 13 and Destany Hall and Madie Freeze each had six.
Crownover’s Avery Priddy took high scoring honors with 23 points. Sydney Meador finished with four points. The Lady Cowboys finished the season at 5-4.
Harpool eighth-grade C 11, Crownover 4
The Harpool Lady Longhorns jumped out to an early advantage and Crownover could not rally in the season finale for both squads.
Harpool (6-2) led 3-0 after one quarter and 5-0 at halftime before Crownover (2-5) finally got on the scoreboard with three third-quarter points.
Ashlynn Singetary led Harpool with four points, and Autumn Lawson led Crownover with two points.
McMath eighth-grade A 24, Calhoun 13
The McMath Lady Tigers sandwiched a scoreless third quarter with an eight-point second and a 10-point fourth to roll past the Calhoun Lady Cougars.
The Lady Tigers held a 14-5 halftime lead before going scoreless in the third quarter, but Calhoun couldn’t take advantage of the scoring drought.
Taryn Johnson and Lily Mansour led McMath with six points apiece while Olivia Burns had four. Caitlyn Mitchell, Lindsay DeVore and Jade Townes each scored two points.
Harpool eighth-grade A 46, Little Elm 27
The Harpool Longhorns put the finishing touches on a successful season and secured a district championship.
The Longhorns (10-5) jumped on Little Elm early, pulling out to an 11-4 first-quarter lead and increasing it to 16-8 at halftime. In the second half, Harpool outscored Little Elm 30-19.
Luke Helgesen was the offensive star for Harpool with 15 points, five rebounds and two assists. Cody Price had 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals. Jake Roberts finished with seven points, three assists and seven steals, and Copeland Farr had six points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
The Harpool “B” team also claimed a district title with a 39-33 victory over Little Elm. Nick Au led the Longhorns (8-1) with 10 points while Christian Moore added seven.
The Harpool “C” team dropped a 30-19 decision to Little Elm to finish at 3-5-1. Jaz Uk, Manny Bronner and Will Holden each had four points.
Crownover eighth-grade A 38, McMath 36
The Crownover Cowboys outscored McMath 21-14 in the second half to take a two-point victory.
McMath (2-7) held a 22-17 halftime lead before the Cowboys rallied.
Wyatt Folsom led McMath with 15 points while Connor Cocchiarella had eight, Dylan Baker scored seven and Colt Atkinson finished with six.
McMath won the B-team game 27-10 and the C-team game 26-14.