AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT
December 13, 2016
Friendswood Lady Mustangs
Clear Springs started off district play with an 83-34 win over the Friendswood Lady Mustangs. The Lady Chargers had four players score in double figures, led by Sierra Cheatham’s game-high 21 points. vSprings took the first quarter 21-10 to help build a halftime lead of 19 points.
The Lady Chargers outscored Friendswood 44-14 in the second half.
Dymond Gladney tallied 13 points, JaNay Redic had 12 points, and Vianey Galvan added 10 points for Clear Springs.
Dawson Lady Eagles
The Dawson Lady Eagles improved to 6-8 on the 2016-17 basketball season with a non-district win over the Fort Bend Travis Lady Tigers 53-36.
Dawson jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead and stretched the margin with a dominating second period to outscore the visitors 20-5 giving them a 34-11 lead at intermission.
The Lady Eagles continue to dominate the game by taking the third quarter 10-6 giving them a 44-17 lead entering the final eight minutes.
With reserves playing for Dawson, Travis outscored the Lady Eagles 19-9 in the final stanza to close the gap to 53-36 as the game came to an end.
Dawson head coach Isabel Gomez got a well-balanced scoring attack from her girls as Elizabeth Davis led the offense with 17 points and Kristen Shotts added 12. Shotts was 4-for-6 from the 3-point arc.
Jada Rogers had eight rebounds and two assists while Amaya Bickham had six boards and two steals.
The Lady Eagles will now prepare to challenge for the District 23-6A crown as they played Alief Taylor in the opening round of district action on Tuesday (late). They will travel to face Alief Hastings on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. Dawson will travel to play George Ranch on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Pearland Lady Oilers
The Pearland Lady Oilers are 14-6 overall for the 2016-17 basketball season as they enter District 23-6A competition.
The Lady Oilers lost their sensational freshman Deyona Gaston who has attracted the attention of major colleges before she played her first high school game.
Schools like Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Auburn, North Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas Tech, and Houston have the 6-foot-2 forward with explosive athleticism on their radar.
Gaston will learn the fate of her knee injury on Wednesday, December 14 as to whether she will need surgery or not.
Since her injury, the Lady Oilers have lost their last two games with the district schedule opening up on Tuesday, December 13 at Brazoswood (late).
Pearland came up short against Goose Creek Memorial 47-45.
Memorial got a fast offensive start outscoring the Lady Oilers 21-9 in the opening quarter and extending the lead 13-6 in the second period as the cold-shooting Lady O's fell behind 34-15 at intermission.
Pearland began to chip away at the lead in the third quarter 9-4 to close the gap to 38-24.
The Lady Oilers closed out the game with a flurry outscoring the home team 21-9, but they ran out of time as the Lady Knights hung on for the 47-45 win.
Pearland was led on offense by Ravae Payne who scored 13 points while Julia Gonzales, Macey Braswell and Jocelyn Thompson tossed in seven points apiece.
Leslie Nichols had seven rebounds while Thompson added six boards.