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Middle school roundup: Johnson scores 25 as McMath solves Calhoun

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Tyrus Johnson was more than the Calhoun Cougars could handle Thursday night.

Johnson led McMath’s A-team seventh-graders to a 41-28 victory over the Cougars, scoring 25 points. AJ Johnson added eight points for the Tigers (2-0).

Calhoun won the seventh-grade B-team game 37-8, and McMath won the C-team game 12-8.


Calhoun eighth-grade A 53, McMath 47

Despite the strong play of McMath’s Wyatt Folsom, Colt Atkinson and Connor Cocchiarella, Calhoun rolled to a six-point win.

Folsom had 21 points, Atkinson had 12 and Cocchiarella 10, but McMath lost for the second time this season.

Calhoun won the B-team game 22-21, and McMath was a 23-10 winner in the C-team game.


Crownover seventh-grade A 32, Navo 22

The Crownover Cowboys used a 13-2 first quarter to fuel a 10-point victory over Navo.

Spencer Eaton led the scoring for Crownover with seven points, while Colton Phillips, Trevon Turner and Harrison Babbitt added five apiece. Trent Hunter and Connor Riddle each scored four points as the Cowboys evened their record at 1-1.



McMath eighth-grade A 23, Calhoun 5

The McMath Lady Tigers outscored Calhoun 11-1 in the first half and 12-4 in the second half in taking an 18-point victory.

Lindsay DeVore led the scoring for the Lady Tigers with 11 points, including a 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter, while Lily Mansour had six points and Caitlyn Mitchell added four.


McMath eighth-grade B 24, Calhoun 14

Jade Townes poured in 12 points and Elim Serrano added 10 as McMath jumped out to a 14-2 first-half lead and never looked back in evening its record at 1-1.


McMath eighth-grade C 7, Calhoun 6

Giselle Portales, Emily Goff and Alora Saxton each scored two points as McMath edged Calhoun for its first win of the season.


Little Elm eighth-grade A 38, Harpool 33

A sluggish first quarter by the Harpool Lady Longhorns proved to be their downfall in a five-point loss to Little Elm.

Little Elm outscored Harpool 9-2 in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead in handing the Lady Longhorns their first loss.

Lauren Heard poured in 23 points for Harpool to lead all scorers, while Sydney Swann and Destany Hall had four apiece.


Little Elm eighth-grade B 17, Harpool 16

Little Elm won a back-and-forth battle with Harpool, leading after the first quarter, trailing by four at halftime, leading by two after the third quarter and surviving Harpool’s fourth-quarter rally.

Jasmine Deckard scored six points for Harpool.


Little Elm eighth-grade C 12, Harpool 9

Bailee Moffit led Harpool with six points against Little Elm. Harpool fell to 1-1 on the season.


Crownover eighth-grade A 35, Navo 14

The Crownover Lady Cowboys used a balanced scoring attack to improve their record to 2-0 with a 21-point victory over Navo.

Sydney Meador scored nine points, Avery Priddy added eight and Morgan Lutes and Jordan Walters had six apiece for Crownover.


Navo eighth-grade B 31, Crownover 18

Nautica Yasasi scored 11 points, including six in the final quarter, as Navo improved to 2-0. Kendra Dora handed out the most assists and scored six points.

Emily Clay scored 10 points and Megan Donley had four for Crownover.


McMath seventh-grade A 18, Calhoun 17

The McMath Lady Tigers withstood a second-half rally by Calhoun to take a one-point victory and even their record at 1-1.

Miles Baker and Kate Cowan led the Lady Tigers with six points apiece while Breanna Wolford added four. Sophia Batt, Holly Higgs and McKenzie Sprabary turned in strong defensive efforts for McMath.


McMath seventh-grade B 30, Calhoun 5

The McMath Lady Tigers held Calhoun scoreless in three of the four quarters en route to a 25-point victory.

Kiarra Ibarra, Yuli Flores and Zoe Neale each scored six points for the Lady Tigers as they evened their record at 1-1.


McMath seventh-grade C 12, Calhoun 6

After a scoreless first quarter for both teams, McMath jumped out to a four-point lead in the second quarter on the way to its first win.

Jessica Wences led the scoring for McMath (1-1) with eight points.


Harpool seventh-grade A 34, Little Elm 15

The Harpool Lady Longhorns got balanced scoring from three players and big first and third quarters to take a 19-point win over Little Elm.

Harpool (2-0) scored 10 first-quarter points and 15 in the third to break the game open. Meredith Hill led the scoring for the Lady Longhorns with eight points while Alexiss Benton and Sophie Martinez had seven apiece.


Harpool seventh-grade B 18, Little Elm 17

A fourth-quarter rally fell short for Little Elm as the Harpool Lady Longhorns held on for a one-point victory.

The Lady Longhorns led 16-10 heading into the final quarter. Maddie Holder and Sophie Ramirez led Harpool (2-1) with four points apiece.


Little Elm seventh-grade C 9, Harpool 8

Little Elm built a 9-4 lead after three quarters and handed Harpool its first loss.

Mallory Pittman led the Lady Longhorns with six points.


Navo seventh-grade A 28, Crownover 11

The Navo Lady Panthers jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead en route to their second win.

Navo’s Jami Means led all scorers with 13 points while Sydney Tyler added seven and Kaiya Turner finished with six.

Sydney Sanford led Crownover with 11 points.


Crownover seventh-grade B 16, Navo 15

Brianna Leeds scored a game-high 10 points to lead Crownover to a one-point victory over Navo.

Jordan McLarty, Ariel Brown and Abby Stovall each scored two points for Crownover.


Crownover seventh-grade C 22, Navo 8

Brittany Bejar scored six points to help the Crownover Lady Cowboys to a lopsided win over Navo.

Kenzi Valadez and Ayanna Brown each scored four points for the Lady Cowboys.