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Middle school basketball: Sharp-shooting Heard scores 24 to lead Lady Longhorns

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Lauren Heard scored 24 points — and hit a shot from near midcourt to end the first half — to lead the Harpool Lady Longhorns to a 47-29 victory over the Crownover Lady Cowboys on Thursday night in eighth-grade A-team action.

Sydney Swann scored eight points and Anna Martin added six for Harpool (3-1). Morgan Lutes led the Lady Cowboys with seven points while Isabel Tovar and Sydney Meador had five apiece.


Harpool eighth-grade B 28, Crownover 10

The Harpool Lady Longhorns jumped out to a nine-point lead after the first quarter and cruised past Crownover.

Bailey Moss led the way for Harpool (2-2) with 11 points while Alexis Stoecker added eight and Jasmine Deckard seven. Mackenzie Sealy led Crownover with eight points.


Harpool eighth-grade C 18, Crownover 6

Harpool held Crownover scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.

Ashlynn Singletary led Harpool (2-1) with eight points while Elle Bigelow added seven.


Lake Dallas eighth-grade A 36, McMath 25

Despite a very productive night from several McMath players, Lake Dallas rolled to an 11-point victory.

Lily Mansour had two 3-pointers to lead McMath with six points, while Taryn Johnson added five points and Mikayla Bowles and Ariel Jade-Townes had four apiece.


Navo eighth-grade A 28, Strickland 21

The Navo Lady Panthers outscored Strickland 8-2 in the third quarter to pull away.

Julia McKeathen led Navo (4-3) with 16 points, while Alexus Evans poured in four and Sydney Finch added three.


Navo eighth-grade B 32, Strickland 11

The Navo Lady Panthers jumped out to a 12-point first-quarter lead and coasted to a 21-point victory.

Samantha Simmons led the unbeaten Lady Tigers with 14 points while Nautica Ysasi added six.


Harpool seventh-grade A 43, Crownover 24

The Harpool Lady Longhorns led by 12 after a 21-point first half on their way to victory.

Alexiss Benton led the Lady Longhorns (3-1) with 14 points while Sophia Martinez and Breyer Winder added eight apiece. Taylor Wallace led Crownover with nine points while Taylor Brann and Ashley Schroeder each had six.


Harpool seventh-grade B 18, Crownover 14

Harpool pulled out to an eight-point lead after three quarters but had to withstand a Crownover rally in the fourth quarter.

Maddie Holder led Harpool (3-1) with eight points. Allison Essington led Crownover with six points.


Crownover seventh-grade C 18, Harpool 3

The Crownover Lady Cowboys held Harpool scoreless in the first half.

Kenzi Valadez led Crownover with 10 points. Faith Holden led Harpool with two points.


Lake Dallas seventh-grade A 34, McMath 22

Lake Dallas broke open a tight game in the second quarter.

Breanna Wofford led McMath with eight points, while Holly Higgs, Kate Cowan and Alyssa Williamson added four apiece. The Lady Tigers (2-2) received strong defensive play from Lucy Martin and Makenzie Sprabery.


Lake Dallas seventh-grade B 17, McMath 11

Lake Dallas used a big first quarter to pull out to a six-point lead and maintained that advantage to defeat McMath.

Yetzzi Perez led McMath (2-2) with six points while Zoe Neale had four.


McMath seventh-grade C 10, Lake Dallas 7

The McMath Lady Tigers held Lake Dallas to three points in the second half with strong defense.

Hannah Guerrero led the Lady Tigers (2-2) with four points, while Destiny Woods, Becky Vasquez and Avery Lawrence had two apiece.


Little Elm seventh-grade B 40, Calhoun 13

Joelley Gutierrez scored four points while Victoria Garrido, Don’Shay Finn, Nicole Saavedra and Vivian Moreno each had two for Calhoun.


Little Elm seventh-grade C 10, Calhoun 9

Little Elm rallied from a four-point first-quarter deficit to take a one-point victory over the Calhoun Lady Cougars.

Lamontria Edmonds led Calhoun (0-4) with four points while Shawntavia McQueen and Elizabeth Rangel had two apiece.


Navo seventh-grade A 31, Strickland 12

The Navo Lady Panthers opened up a 22-point first-half lead to stay perfect.

Taylor Pierce led Navo (4-0) with 11 points while Jami Means added 10.


Navo seventh-grade B 24, Strickland 10

Citlali Vasquez had 10 points, five assists and 13 steals to lead the Navo Lady Panthers past Strickland.

Alexis added six points for Navo (3-1), while Jaden Hoelker had 14 rebounds and Rachael Deramee pulled down nine boards.


Strickland seventh-grade C 12, Navo 10 (OT)

The Strickland Lady Vikings held the Navo Lady Panthers scoreless in overtime.

Breeana White did all the scoring for Navo with 10 points and added eight rebounds, while Reagan Corley pulled down 14 rebounds.



Lake Dallas eighth-grade A 37, McMath 26

Lake Dallas opened up an eight-point halftime lead and cruised.

Wyatt Folsom led McMath with 11 points while Colt Atkinson added seven and Connor Cocchiarella five.

Lake Dallas won the eighth grade B-team game 24-23, and McMath won the C-team game 19-12.


Navo eighth-grade A 55, Strickland 30

Earnest Brown and RaMelo Lenoir were a two-man wrecking crew as they led the Navo Panthers to a 25-point victory over the Strickland Vikings.

Brown scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds while Lenoir had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers (3-1).


Strickland seventh-grade A 33, Navo 25 (OT)

Strickland’s Nick Edwards grabbed an offensive rebound and scored and the Vikings held Navo scoreless in overtime.

Spencer Sanders led the Vikings (3-1) with 12 points while Trayvon Brockington added eight and Kosi Eldridge six.


Strickland seventh-grade B 17, Navo 16

The Strickland Vikings outscored Navo 9-2 in the final quarter to rally for a one-point victory.

Abraham Hernandez hit the game-tying shot and Patrick Berg hit a free throw to complete the Strickland rally. Hernandez led the Vikings (2-2) with eight points while Berg finished with six.


Strickland seventh-grade C 10, Navo 9

John Davenport hit the game-winning shot with 10 seconds left to lift the Strickland Vikings to their first win of the season.

Davenport led the Vikings with five points while Christian Peace added three.


Lake Dallas seventh-grade A 51, McMath 44

Lake Dallas rallied from an early deficit and pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Tryus Johnson led McMath (2-2) with 27 points while Wilson Strange added 10.

Lake Dallas was a 22-7 winner in the B-team game and won the C-team game 14-5.


Little Elm seventh-grade C 31, Calhoun 10

Little Elm jumped out to a 19-4 first-half lead en route to its 21-point victory.

Phillip Torrey led Calhoun (1-3) with six points, pulled down three rebounds and had two steals. Eduardo Sigala added two points and four rebounds.