Girls State Tournament Update


Posted on March 5, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 21 at 3:52 PM

Waco Midway dominates the 1st and 3rd quarters to beat Hays 65-45

Future Longhorn Cokie Reed scored 12 points for Waco Midway and Makenzie Robertson, the daughter of Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, put in 16 to lead the Pantherettes over Hays 67-46. Ebony "EJ" Joyner scored 13 to lead the Rebels.

Mansfield Timberview wins against Cibolo Steele 67-46

Keena Mays scored 16 points and had 14 rebounds as Mansfield Timberview defeated Cibolo Steele 67-46 in a UIL Class 4A girls basketball semifinal Thursday night.

Chanice Smith and Maegan Conwright added 10 points each for the Timberwolves (35-3) as 11 different players scored in the game.

Timberview limited Steele (30-9) to four field goals in 35 first-half attempts while building a 35-13 halftime. Steele shot only 20 percent in the game, converting only 11 of 64 from the field. Timberview shot 35 percent.

Meighan Simmons led Steele with 17 points while Taylor Calvert had eight points and nine rebounds for the Lady Knights.

The game was a rematch of a holiday tournament when Timberview beat Steele 82-36 in Arlington.

Robinson beats Estacado 51-35

Alex Alexander and Ashley James each scored 15 points as Robinson defeated Lubbock Estacado 51-35 in the Class 3A semifinals of the girls state tournament Thursday.

Alexander also had 11 rebounds. Hannah Abbe scored 10 points for the Rockets, who will face Argyle in the state finals on Saturday.

Estacado (23-14) was forced to play from behind most of the contest, trailing 18-7 after the first quarter. After the Matadors tied the game at 20-20, Robinson went on a 15-0 run to take a 35-20 lead. Robinson dominated the fourth quarter 12-3.

Robinson (33-5) outrebounded the Matadors 46-31 and held Estacado to 22 percent shooting from the field.

Brittany Johnson led the Matadors with 14 points and eight rebounds while TiYanna Thompson added eight points.

Argyle 58-43 over Hidalgo in 3A.

Jessica Bonfield had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Argyle pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Hidalgo Early College 58-43 in the Class 3A semifinals of the girls state tournament Thursday.

Hidalgo's Victoria Gonzalez started the fourth quarter with an offensive rebound and basket that tied the score at 37-37. Bonfield answered with a 3-pointer that started a 21-6 run to the finish for Argyle (20-14).

Gonzalez led Hidalgo (37-3) with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Nashae Owens had 10 points and five steals.

Claire Pettibon scored 14 points to lead Argyle, which was 5-13 heading into district play this season.

Sudan gets 62-53 OT win over Normangee

Brittany Williams had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Danielle Logan hit a 3-pointer to give Sudan the lead in overtime of a 62-53 victory against Normangee in the Class 1A Division I semifinals of the girls state tournament Thursday.

Sudan (34-5) will go for its fourth title in 10 state tournament appearances in Saturday's final against Roscoe, which beat Martin's Mill 37-31.

Logan's 3-pointer was the first basket of overtime and just the second in 15 attempts for Sudan. Lacee Logan added 15 points while Desiree King and CeCe Williams had nine points each for Sudan.

Coco Woodward, a 5-foot point guard, had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Normangee (23-7). Hilaree Hodges added 15 points and Jessica Green scored 14.

It was the first trip to the state tournament for Normangee.

Roscoe beats Martin's Mill 37-31

Amber Shumaker and 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead Roscoe to a 37-31 victory against defending Class 1A Division I champion Martin's Mill in the semifinals of the girls state tournament Thursday.

Roscoe (31-5) broke a 31-31 tie by scoring the game's final six points, four of them coming from Shumaker.

Martin's Mill (32-6) led 17-10 in the second quarter before Roscoe went on an 11-0 run capped by a four-point play from Carli Fried. She led Roscoe with 13 points.

Cara Chaney had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Martin's Mill, which was seeking its third state title in the past four years. Chaney had 12 points in the first half to help Martin's Mill build a 17-15 halftime lead.