Mixed results for Navarro girls in Moulton tourney
(Moulton) - The Navarro girls basketball team opened the Moulton tounament with a pair of losses Thursday, 59-27 to Poth and 54-27 to the host school, but bounced back to defeat Bellville 39-30 on Friday and outlast Chireno 51-48 on Saturday.
Taylor Shelton scored seven points in the loss to Poth, and Allison Harless added six. The Panthers only hit 27 percent (10-37) of their field goal attempts against the Pirettes and turned the ball over 35 times.
Cold shooting (28 percent) and turnovers (20) plagued Navarro again in the loss to Moulton. Anna Longoria led the Panthers in scoring with nine points, and Amber Reneau finished with seven.
Reneau poured in 15 points in Friday's win over Bellville, while Shelton and Haleigh Ortiz chipped in with six apiece. Reneau went 3-4 from three-point range and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Ortiz, Shelton, and Emily Hinkelmann each collected two steals, and Ortiz helped out on the glass with seven rebounds.
Saturday's win over Chireno saw Shelton's 13 points lead three Panthers in double figures, with Reneau and Hinkelmann adding 11 apiece. Navarro led 34-23 at halftime and survived Chireno's second-half run to hold on for the three-point win.
The Navarro girls (15-5) host Cuero at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Navarro boys finish Poteet tourney 2-3
(Poteet) - Thursday wins over Nixon-Smiley and St. Anthony, followed by a pair of losses to Crystal City and a setback to San Antonio-KIPP Academy left the Navarro boys basketball team with a 2-3 mark in last week's Poteet tournament.
The Panthers blew out Nixon-Smiley 61-32 and edged St. Anthony 56-54 to open the tournament on Thursday.
Navarro trailed Nixon-Smiley 15-12 at the end of the first quarter, but won the second and third periods by a combined 37-10 to take control of the game. Mason McCaig was dominant in the low post, powering his way to a game-high 37 points on 18-22 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds. Robert Conlin added eight points, and Kimble Harrison contributed six rebounds and three assists.
Will Eveld led the Panthers with 24 points and three steals in the win over St. Anthony, McCaig chipped in with 20 points, and Harrison pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
Crystal City's 20-10 run in the second quarter proved to the difference in Navarro's 58-53 loss to the Javelinas on Friday. McCaig scored 20 points, Eveld added 15, Harrison finished with eight, and they each coralled eight rebounds. Harrison dished out a team-high three assists.
The Panthers suffered another close loss, 69-64 to KIPP Academy, in Friday's second game. Two Navarro players notched double-doubles, with McCaig totaling 27 points and 10 rebounds while Eveld recorded 18 points and 11 boards. Harrison contributed seven points, three assists, and two steals. Daniel Pina had six points and six rebounds.
Navarro finished the tournament Saturday with a second five-point loss to Cyrstal City, this time by a 57-52 count. The Panthers led 39-33 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Javelinas rallied with a 24-13 run in the final frame. Individual stats from that game were not available at press time.
Navarro (3-4) hosts its annual tournament this weekend in Geronimo, beginning with Friday games against Blando at 1:15 p.m. and New Braunfels Christian Academy at 6:15.