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Middle school basketball: Late surge lifts Strickland seventh-graders past Lake Dallas

The Strickland Vikings seventh-grade A-team used a big fourth quarter Monday night to break open a close game en route to a 40-29 victory over Lake Dallas.

Strickland (7-3) outscored Lake Dallas 16-9 in the final six minutes to pull away.

Spencer Sanders led the Vikings with 17 points, while Joseph Frisby had seven and Trayvon Brockington and Kosi Eldridge had five each.


Little Elm seventh-grade A 62, McMath 37

Little Elm put up 37 second-half points, including 22 in the fourth quarter, to break open a tight game in defeating McMath.

Tyrus Johnson led the Tigers with 21 points, while James Strange added 12.

Little Elm won the B-team game 26-7 and also was victorious in the C game, 23-6.


Lake Dallas seventh-grade C 17, Strickland 6

Lake Dallas jumped out to a six-point first-quarter lead and coasted past Strickland.

Jalen McGee led the scoring for Strickland (4-2) with three points, while David Long added two.



Harpool seventh-grade A 37, Strickland 15

The Harpool Lady Longhorns jumped out to an eight-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in their victory over Strickland.

Alexiss Benton led Harpool (5-2) with 13 points, while Sofia Martinez finished with six.

Harpool seventh-grade B 19, Strickland 15

The Harpool Lady Longhorns defense held the Strickland Lady Vikings scoreless in the final quarter to earn the victory.

Harpool (5-2) led by one at halftime, before the teams entered the final quarter tied at 15-15.

Kailey Kidd led Harpool with six points.


Harpool seventh-grade C 14, Strickland 4

The Lady Longhorns held Strickland to two first-half points to jump out to a 10-2 lead and cruised to the victory.

Taylor Cox led Harpool (3-4) with six points.


Navo seventh-grade A 27, McMath 17

The Navo Lady Panthers used a 22-point first half on their way to the victory over the McMath Lady Tigers.

Navo (7-0) led 11-2 after the first quarter and 22-7 at halftime.

Jamie Means led all scorers with 10 points, while point guard Sydney Tyler scored seven points while leading the team in assists. Maddie Rollins finished with five points and Taylor Pierce had four.

Alyssa Williamson led McMath (2-5) with seven points, while Kate Cowan had six.


Navo seventh-grade B 30, McMath 16

Combining a balanced offensive attack with a solid defensive effort, Navo, now 6-2, was able to roll past McMath.

The Lady Panthers (6-2) held McMath to four points in both the first and second quarter to forge a 15-8 halftime lead.

Navo’s Taij Pritchett led all scorers with 12 points, while Rachael Deramee finished with eight.

Citlali Vasquez led the defensive effort with nine steals while also handing out five assists. Jaden Hoelker had 14 rebounds, while Grayson Burton grabbed 10.

Erika Samaniego led McMath (2-5) with six, while Kiarra Ibarra had four.


Navo seventh-grade C 10, McMath 4

The McMath Lady Tigers were held scoreless in the second quarter as the Navo Lady Panthers earned the victory.

Destiny Rowe led Navo with six points and added 11 steals; Rachael Miller had nine steals.

Destiny Woods and Tatianna Jones each scored two points for McMath.

Little Elm seventh-grade A 22, Crownover 14

The Crownover Lady Cowboys saw their record fall to 2-5 with the loss to Little Elm.

Ashley Schroeder led the scoring for Crownover with 10 points, while Taylor Brann added three.


Little Elm seventh-grade B 19, Crownover 15

Crownover got balanced scoring from three players, but it wasn’t enough to turn back Little Elm.

Allison Essington, Cami Rockwell and Ashley Griffin each had four points for the Lady Cowboys (4-3).


Crownover seventh-grade C 16, Little Elm 6

Kenzi Valdez and Kelly Kirk each scored six points, as Crownover remained unbeaten at 7-0 with the victory.