Middle school basketball: Navo’s perfect season slips away in final minutes

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The Navo seventh-grade A-team were on the verge of wrapping up a perfect season Monday night, but Lake Dallas rallied with 20 second-half points to take a 27-23 victory and claim the district title.

Navo (9-1) led 14-7 at halftime and had a 17-15 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Lake Dallas outscored the Lady Panthers 12-6 in the final six minutes to spoil their perfect season.

Sydney Tyler led Navo with seven points, six steals and eight assists. Jamie Means had five points, 13 rebounds, two steals and five assists, Jessica Utz had four points and 11 rebounds and Taylor Pierce had four points and nine rebounds.

 

Lake Dallas seventh-grade B 27, Navo 25

The Navo Lady Panthers saw a 19-9 halftime lead disappear as Lake Dallas rallied for the win.

Lake Dallas outscored Navo 18-6 in the second half to hand the Lady Panthers their second loss of the season against eight wins.

Jaden Hoelker led the Lady Panthers with eight points and recorded 16 rebounds, nine steals and five assists. Taija Pritchett came off the bench to score six points, grab five rebounds and post seven steals. Holly Heon had four points, and Rachael Deramee had 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists.

 

Navo seventh-grade C 13, Lake Dallas 3

The Navo Lady Panthers got off to a sluggish start but got a spark from Destiny Rowe late in the second quarter and throughout the second half for a season-ending victory.

Navo could manage only a 2-1 lead at halftime, but Rowe led a rally by recording eight points, 10 steals, four rebounds and five assists for the Lady Panthers (8-2).

Rachael Miller had three points, three steals and five rebounds, while Alle Garst had two steals and four rebounds.

 

Harpool seventh-grade A 31, Little Elm 22 (OT)

The Harpool Lady Longhorns saved their best for last against Little Elm.

The teams battled through four quarters and were tied at 22 heading into overtime. In the three-minute extra period, Harpool scored nine points while holding Little Elm scoreless.

Breyer Winder led Harpool with nine points and Katherine Silvaggio and Alexiss Benton had eight apiece as the Lady Longhorns finished at 6-3.

 

Harpool seventh-grade B 11, Little Elm 10

Despite going scoreless in the fourth quarter, the Harpool Lady Longhorns were able to hold on for a one-point victory.

Harpool led 6-4 at halftime and 11-8 at the end of three quarters.

Tabitha Pritchett, Kailia Beckwith, Sophie Ramirez and Kailey Kidd shared high scoring honors with two points apiece for Harpool (6-3).

 

Harpool seventh-grade C 10, Little Elm 9

The Harpool Lady Longhorns rallied from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim the victory.

The Lady Longhorns (5-4) trailed 9-3 after three quarters but scored seven unanswered points to take the season-ending win.

Molly Krinner led Harpool with three points.

 


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