State-ranked Lady Oilers continue dominance in district

PEARLAND — The Pearland Lady Oilers came within one game of advancing to the 6A state basketball tournament and head coach Jere' Adams has her girls focused on making another deep run in the playoffs.

At the present time, Adams is focused on winning the District 23-6A title and then will take the game in the post-season -- one game at a time.

So far -- the No. 11 state-ranked Lady Oilers have a sparkling 22-3 overall mark while carving out a 4-0 district record so far this season.

Pearland recently thrashed two district opponents in the form of the Alief Elsik Lady Rams (75-17) and the Alvin Lady Yellowjackets (70-21).

In a rare double-header, the Lady Oilers will face the Dawson Lady Eagles on Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Dawson while the Pearland Oilers will face the state-ranked Dawson Eagles afterwards at 7:30 p.m.

Pearland 75 - Alief Elsik 17

No doubt as to the outcome of this game as Pearland took the opening quarter 12-6 and then held the Lady Rams scoreless in the second period while reeling off 27 unanswered points for a 39-6 lead at intermission.

It was more of the same in the second half as Pearland took the third quarter 22-6 and the final frame 14-5 to post the 75-17 lopsided score.

Sophomore Eliece Perry led the Lady O's on offense with 22 points followed by senior RyLee Grays (18 points, 12 rebounds), and junior Nyah Hardy (12 points, two rebounds, three steals).

Pearland 70 - Alvin 21

Pearland faced another outmanned opponent in the Alvin Lady Yellowjackets to come away with a 70-21 district win.

The Lady Oilers totally dominated the game from start to finish as Pearland jumped out to a 24-2 first quarter lead and then scored another 24 points in the second period while holding Alvin to a mere five points for a 48-7 lead at halftime.

Pearland coasted in the second half with a 12-9 third quarter and a 10-5 fourth frame to post the 70-21 final score.

Senior RyLee Grays led the offense with 18 points and eight rebounds while getting plenty of help from junior Nyah Hardy (16 points) and sophomore Eliece Perry (12 points, eight boards).