AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT
December 20, 2022
Pearland 59 - Alief Hastings 36
The No. 2 state-ranked Pearland Lady Oilers continued their winning ways with a solid 59-36 district win over the Alief Hastings Lady Bears. Pearland improved to 17-1 overall and 1-0 in league play.
The Lady Oilers jumped on Hastings at the very outset to immediately get control of the district contest. Pearland outscored the visitors 23-5 in the first quarter and continued to build on the established momentum with a 13-7 second period for a 36-12 lead at intermission.
Pearland head coach Jere Adams made sure they maintained control in the second half as both teams score seven points in the third while Hastings managed to take the final period 17-16 leaving Pearland with a lopsided 59-36 win.
Senior Rylee Grays paced the Lady Oilers on offense with 20 points while junior Nyah Hardy tossed in 16.
Grays grabbed 10 rebounds, four steals, and two blocks while senior Paige Bonner had five boards, two assists, and three steals.
Pearland hit 12-of-20 free throws and 3-of-8 from 3-point range.
Dawson 72 - Alief Elsik 37
The Dawson Lady Eagles improved to 12-8 overall and 2-0 in District 23-6A competition with a 72-37 win over the Alief Elsik Rams.
The outcome of the game was never in doubt as the Lady Eagles took control from the beginning.
Dawson was led on offense by freshman Kendall Ford (7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals) and senior Ziara James (6 rebounds, 1 block) who both scored a game-high 16 points while senior Miracle Gibson (5 rebounds) added 14 with 4-of-7 from the 3-point arc.
The Lady Eagles hit 11-of-19 free throws.
Shadow Creek 51 - Alief Taylor 50
Shadow Creek won their first game of District 23-6A competition, but it didn't come easy as the Lady Sharks nipped the Alief Taylor Lady Lions 51-50 in the district opener for both teams. Shadow Creek is 11-7 overall and 1-0 in league play.
The Lady Sharks took the opening quarter 9-6 and continued to pull ahead with a 17-14 second period for a 26-20 advantage at halftime.
But the Lady Lions came out hot in the second half as they tied up the game with an 18-12 third quarter to make the score 38-38.
Shadow Creek was able to outscore the Taylor 13-12 in the final stanza for the 51-50 win.
Senior Alana Trail (3 rebounds, 1 assist, four steals) led the Lady Sharks on offense with 14 points while senior Payton Holmes tossed in 12.
Shadow Creek was 10-of-16 from the charity stripe.