Pearland's Melissa Hart (32) scores two of her team-high 11 points against Manvel.The Lady Oilers fell to the Lady Mavericks 49-35. Manvel improves to 8-1 on the season while Pearland falls to 6-3. (Photo by Gary Williams Photography)
Pearland Lady Oilers
McKinzie Green scored 23 points, powering Manvel to a 49-35 win over Pearland in a key District 22-6A girls’ basketball game in Pearland.
The Lady Mavericks held a 5-3 lead after one quarter and increased the advantage to 20-14 by halftime.
Manvel continued to pull away in the third quarter, opening a 34-22 lead entering the final period.
Melissa Hart led Pearland with 11 points.
The win improved Manvel to 8-1 in district while Pearland fell to 6-3.
Dawson remains in first place in 22-6A, followed by Manvel and Pearland.
Friendswood Lady Mustangs
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs built a 28-17 halftime lead and never looked back to pick up a district win over the Dickinson Lady Gators.
The Lady Mustangs were sure to take care of business against a Dickinson team that beat them in the first half of district play last season.
Kayla Callaway led Friendswood with 16 points, followed by Kristen Cole with 14 points. Valencia Barrett was Dickinson’s leading scorer with 12 points.
Friendswood (5-2 in District 24-6A) will kick off the second half of its district schedule with a key road game at Clear Lake (4-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday (late).