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Greenwood and Seminole meet for 1st place

The top two women’s basketball teams in District 2-4A will finally square off at 6 p.m. Friday in Seminole.

District 2-4A’s top spot will be on the line when Greenwood (15-13, 4-0) visits No. 19-ranked Seminole (17-5, 4-0) to cap the first half of the championship game. .

The Rangerettes and Maidens crushed their district opponents.

Greenwood won its four league games by an average margin of 50.3 points, including an 83-10 thrashing of Pecos on Tuesday.

“First, it’s our defense,” Rangerettes head coach Ginger Hartman said of her team’s impressive play in the district. “Our defense creates a big part of our offense, in terms of transition. We get teams to transition quickly and we’re able to roll back. We also get tips, robberies and five second calls. »

Seminole also had lopsided contests, winning all four of its district deals by an average margin of 62.3 points per game. The Maidens eclipsed the mark of the century with a 102-46 road win over Monahans on Tuesday.


The Maidens are led by sophomore shooter Londyn Shain, who scored 40 points and made 10 3-point shots against Monahans.

Hartman expects Seminole to shoot plenty of 3-pointers in Friday’s showdown. She says the Maidens are running a dribble-drive movement offense.

“I think it’s going to be a good game,” Hartman said. “They’ve scored over 90 points in the district so far. I think it’s going to come down to defensive play. We have to play well defensively to stop them.

The Rangerettes have been led by a senior trio that includes point guard Karsyn Payton, center Emma Dunn and shooting guard Delani Shockley. Payton is averaging 18 points in the district, Dunn is averaging 16.3 points in the district and Shockley is averaging 13.3 points per game in the league.

“You can talk about Karsyn and her 3s,” Hartman said. “Just being able to control the tempo and drive the attack through it. And then we have Emma inside. She is huge for us inside. She plays bigger than she is. And then Delani, which is our other 3-point shooter, she creates a lot of stuff and helps open up those two.

Seminole won both meetings against eventual runner-up Greenwood last year by an average margin of 14 points and won the 2-4A district absolute championship. The Rangerettes played close in the first encounter, as the game was tied 27 at halftime before Greenwood fell 63-52.

MCS BOYS BACK

AFTER DISMISSAL

The Midland Christian men’s basketball team will return to TAPPS 1-6A play when they host Argyle Liberty Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday after a 10-day layoff due to COVID-19 concerns in the schedule.

The Mustangs (13-14, 1-0) will play their first district home game and face a Warriors team that swept the season series against MCS and won the TAPPS all-time title 1-6A. Liberty Christian enters the game at 13-13 and 1-1 in district.

“We had two really good games with them last year, so we’re looking forward to another battle,” Mustangs head coach Chris Ryburn said.

The MCS has had its ups and downs in its first season without Joseph Venzant, arguably the greatest player in program history who is averaging 4.8 points per game as a rookie on the men’s team. Liberty University basketball 13-6.

Despite the tough pre-district campaign, the Mustangs took care of business in their TAPPS 1-6A opener when they edged the Fort Worth All Saints for a 52-50 road victory on Jan. 7.

“We feel like it took us a bit of time to find our rhythm, but we really feel like we’ve established an identity of just being a team that moves the ball and shares the ball and has a pretty good balance in attack,” Ryburn mentioned. “I really feel like we’re starting to find our identity defensively as well. Just sort of reinforcing our defensive toughness. Coaches always talk about peaking at the right time and playing your best basketball at the end of the year. and we feel like we’re on the right track.

Ryburn says three senior guards have stepped up to take the reins of leadership for the Mustangs this season.

“Ryver Rodriguez is a kid who comes from football and has meant a lot to our team,” Ryburn said. “We feel like he’s led really well. Deshaun Ortiz and Giovanni Lujan are our other two captains. These guys really started to become leaders, especially last week in practice. I feel like they took it upon themselves to lead and direct their game. They are ready to step in and lead our team to the finish.

HERITAGE TEAMS

DISTRICT RECOVERY

The Legacy boys and girls basketball teams will travel to Abilene High to resume play from District 2-6A on Friday after having a bye on Tuesday.

The second-place Lady Rebels (21-5, 5-1) visit the Lady Eagles (5-23, 0-7) at 6 p.m. and will look to stay at least one game behind first-place Wolfforth Frenship (21-5, 7-0) in the loss column.

Legacy hosts Frenship at 6 p.m. Tuesday, which will have huge implications for the district title race. The Lady Tigers won the first encounter 39-30 on December 21, but the Lady Rebels trailed by just one score with 24 seconds left.

Fifth-place Rebels (14-10, 2-3) are one game behind third-place teams San Angelo Central (17-7, 3-2) and Odessa Permian (16-5, 3-2) for the district . third and fourth place in the playoffs.

Legacy is expected to call Abilene High (8-17, 1-4) at 7:30 p.m.

GREENWOOD, ANDREWS

START 2-0 IN 2-4A

Greenwood and Andrews men’s basketball teams are tied for first at 2-0 in two games of the 2-4A District campaign.

The Rangers (15-8 overall) picked up two blowout wins over Fort Stockton (73-45) and Pecos (85-29), while the Mustangs (15-8 overall) picked up victories over rival Seminole ( 46-26) and Fort Stockton. (64-31).

Greenwood visits Seminole (6-16, 1-1) and Andrews hosts Monahans (12-15, 1-1), both at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Following Friday’s games, the two teams will meet on Tuesday when the Mustangs host the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. at the Andrews ISD Performance Center.

NO. 1 MCA HOSTS

CHRISTIAN HARVEST

No. 1-ranked Midland Classical (16-7, 1-0) will face one of the toughest teams in TAPPS 1-3A when undefeated Watauga District Harvest Christian (7-12, 3-0) will return at 6:30 p.m. tipoff today at the MCA gym.

Harvest Christian won all three of its district games by an average margin of 15 points.

The Knights looked like the No. 1 team in the state last Saturday when they opened TAPPS 1-3A play with a 70-19 rout of Kennedale Fellowship on the road.

Follow Christopher on Twitter: @chris_MRTsports

BOYS BASKETBALL

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SG Kevin Kitto, father, Greenwood – Kitto lit up the scoreboard with 26 points to lead the Rangers to a 73-45 win over Fort Stockton to open District 2-4A play last Friday. He also had 11 points in Greenwood’s 85-29 loss to Pecos on Tuesday.

ROLL OF HONOR

SG Logan Aaron, Jr., Grady – He had 22 points in the Wildcats’ 53-40 win over Klondike in the 8-1A District last Friday.

G Christopher Brazzell, Sr., Legacy – Brazzell scored a team-high 21 points in the Rebels’ 69-47 road loss to Odessa Permian last Friday.

PF Colton Callicoatte, Sr., Greenwood – He led Rangers with 18 points in their win over Pecos.

PG Cort Miller, Sr., Midland Classical – He led the No. 1-ranked Knights with 16 points in their blowout 70-19 win over Kennedale Fellowship last Saturday.

G London Rickett, Jr., Midland High – Rickett led the Bulldogs with 17 points in a 73-63 loss to Odessa High on Tuesday.

P Mason Walker, Jr., Garden City –He scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds left to lead the Bearkats to a 37-35 win over Grady in the 8-1A District on Tuesday. He scored 12 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

PG Karsyn Payton, Sr., Greenwood – Payton scored 24 points in Greenwood’s 77-25 win over Fort Stockton on Friday and followed that with 21 points in an 83-10 rout of Pecos on Tuesday.

ROLL OF HONOR

SG Noemi Arciga, Sr., Midland High – She recorded a team-best 22 points in Lady Bulldogs’ 58-44 loss to Odessa High on Tuesday.

Addie Dunn, Father, Midland Classical – She accounted for 66.7% of the Lady Knights’ points with 18 in a 38-27 road loss to Kennedale Fellowship last Saturday.

C Emma Dunn, Sr., Greenwood – She had 19 points against Fort Stockton and had 17 at Pecos.

G/F Maggie Erdwurm, Sr., Legacy – Erdwurm scored a team-high 10 in the Lady Rebels’ 40-21 win at Odessa Permian on Friday.

P Deoshanay Henderson, Jr., Odessa High School – She had a double-double with 20 points and 19 rebounds against Midland High on Tuesday.

SG Delani Shockley, Sr., Greenwood – The hard-shooting Rangerette had 13 at home against Fort Stockton and scored 16 against Pecos.