High school basketball scores and player statistics for November 14, 2017

GIRLS

Ball High 60, Pearland Dawson 43

GALVESTON

The Ball High Lady Tors broke open a close game by outscoring the Dawson Lady Eagles 16-5 in the third quarter en route to a big win Tuesday at home.

Leading 27-24 at halftime, Ball High ballooned its lead to 43-29 by the end of the third quarter before closing out the game in the final period.

Bebe Galloway led the charge for the Lady Tors with 21 points, followed closely by Ari Smith with 18 points.

Ball High will be back in action 3 p.m. Monday at home against Friendswood.

Clear Creek 56, Fort Bend Elkins 53 (OT)

LEAGUE CITY

The Wildcats treated their fans to a thrilling overtime victory on Tuesday night.

Lauren Sinclair led Clear Creek with 10 points.

Clear Creek will be looking to build on its 4-0 start to the season in the Fort Bend ISD tournament that will run Thursday through Saturday.

Texas City 44, Rosenberg Terry 43

ROSENBERG

In an evenly played first two quarters, the Lady Stings trailed 15-16 going into the locker room at halftime.

The second half was a different story, as Texas City outscored Rosenberg Terry 19-9 and the Lady Stings held off a late surge from the Lady Rangers for a victory Tuesday.

Tahjea Smith led Texas City with 14 points. Sierra Rodriguez and Tee'Aunna Garrett each tallied 10 points for the Lady Stings.

Texas City will be back in action on Monday when the Lady Stings host Beaumont Central at 12:30 p.m.

Hitchcock 78, Sweeny 35

SWEENY

The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs broke open a close game at Class 4A Sweeny with a huge second quarter en route to a blowout win Tuesday.

Leading 19-16 after one quarter of play, the Lady Bulldogs won the second quarter, 25-7, to take 44-23 lead into the halftime break and never looked back after that.

Irish Winn led all scorers with 26 points. Taylor Kendrick added 18 points, Majesty Otems had 11 points, and Breanna Birdow chipped in nine points.

Hitchcock will be back in action Thursday through Saturday at the Crockett Varsity Tournament.

O’Connell 21, Angleton Christian 7

GALVESTON

The O’Connell Lady Buccaneers had a triumphant return to competition after not fielding a team last season, opening the 2017-18 campaign with a low-scoring win over Angleton Christian at home Tuesday.

O’Connell took a 17-4 lead into the halftime break, before the teams combined for just seven points in the second half.

Ansley McCullough led O’Connell with nine points, followed closely by Abriel Casas with seven points.

The Lady Bucs return to their home floor 3:30 p.m. Monday against Sugar Land Logos Prep.

BOYS

Friendswood 51, Santa Fe 44

SANTA FE

It was fitting that Cliff Owens achieved his first head coaching victory at the helm of the Friendswood Mustang basketball team over his alma mater in Santa Fe on Tuesday.

Tanner Bandini scorched the nets with 25 points, and Alex Dehoyos chipped in with 14 points for the Mustangs.

No stats were immediately available for Santa Fe.

Friendswood will participate in the New Caney ISD tournament that starts on Thursday and ends on Saturday

Santa Fe will have another home contest as the Indians tangle with Hitchcock on Friday. First tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

La Marque 83, Houston Kashmere 48

HOUSTON

New La Marque head coach Kevin Wilcox scored his first career win in the Cougars’ season opener Tuesday with a rout over Kashmere.

La Marque got off to a fast start, winning with first quarter (22-13), before steadily increasing its lead to 40-22 at halftime and 61-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Leading the Coogs were Willie Johns (16 points), Eugene Campbell (14 points) and Jordan Ivy-Curry (13 points.).

Up next for La Marque is a trip to the New Caney ISD Tournament, which will be held Thursday through Saturday.

O’Connell 65, Angleton Christian 22

GALVESTON

The O’Connell Buccaneers blew Tuesday’s contest with Angleton Christian wide open in the second quarter and never looked back en route to the season-opening win.

Leading 9-6 through the first quarter, O’Connell outscored Angleton Christian, 22-3, in the second quarter for a commanding 31-9 lead at halftime. The Bucs kept the proverbial pedal on the metal and outscored Angleton Christian, 34-13, in the second half to close out the win.

Michael Brisik poured in 24 points to lead the Bucs. Cullen Doyle added eight points, Terrence Ward chipped in seven points, and Trey Cotton had six points to aid O'Connell's cause.

O’Connell returns to its home court 6:30 p.m. Monday against Sugar Land Logos Prep.

Other scores:

Deer Park 66, Clear Creek 62

Clear Springs 83, Manvel 39

Editor’s note: Will be updated if additional information becomes available

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