Marion girls cruise past Randolph to open 27-3A slate
(Universal City) – Marion opened the District 27-3A girls basketball schedule in dominant fashion Tuesday night, rolling to a 42-13 road win over Randolph in Universal City.
The Bulldogs used a stifling defensive effort to hold the Ro-Hawks without a field goal in the first quarter. Marion led 9-1 at the end of the opening period, 19-5 at halftime, and 30-10 heading into the fourth quarter. A 12-3 run in the final frame produced the eventual 29-point margin.
Samantha Hopper led Marion with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, and she also came up with five steals.
Lizzie Abrameit pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds to go with nine points. Brianna Randle chipped in with eight points, and Becca Svochak added three. Breanna Valadez and Madelyn Abrameit each finished with two points, with Abrameit collecting a team-high six steals.
Marion is 1-0 in district play, 9-8 overall. The Bulldogs host Luling in a 27-3A contest on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Dominant second quarter propels Marion boys past Comfort
(Marion) – Jackson Allen notched a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double to help the Marion boys basketball team produce a 50-33 home win over Comfort on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter, but they erupted for a 24-5 run in the second period to take a 34-18 lead into halftime. Marion stretched the cushion to 19 points, 42-23, with an 8-5 edge in a defensively dominated third quarter.
Creet Rabenaldt joined Allen in double figures with 10 points and drained both of his three-point attempts. Jacob Wallace and Tyler Bridges contributed eight points apiece, with Wallace pulling down seven rebounds. Nathan Newman finished with four points and four rebounds, and Brevin Wilson rounded out the scoring with two points.
Marion (9-4) competes in Navarro’s Panther Classic today and Saturday.
Navarro girls silence Gobblers
(Geronimo) – The Navarro girls basketball team built a 10-point lead by halftime and pulled away for a 55-38 home win over Cuero on Tuesday at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo.
Amber Reneau scored a game-high 16 points to lead three Panthers in double figures. Emily Hinkelmann added 15, and Taylor Shelton finished with 12. Anna Longoria chipped in four points, while Haleigh Ortiz, Miranda Hernandez, and Ali Harless each had two.
The Panthers led 28-18 at halftime and outscored the Gobblers 27-20 in the second half to notch the final 17-point margin.
Navarro (16-5) returns to action Tuesday with a 6:30 road game against Canyon Lake in Fischer.