Navarro girls dominate Eastside Memorial for district win
(Geronimo) - The Navarro girls basketball team bounced back from Tuesday's road loss to Gonzales with a thoroughly dominant 90-12 shellacking of Austin-Eastside Memorial Friday evening at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo.
Freshman forward Haleigh Ortiz scored 22 points to lead four Panthers in double figures. Molly Vrana added 14, Ali Harless 12, and Hailey Teasley 10. Amber Reneau, Emily Hinkelmann, and Anna Longoria produced eight points each, Allison Benner netted five, and Micayla Hawes finished with three.
Navarro led 46-7 at halftime and won the second half 44-5.
The Panthers are 2-1 in District 27-4A, 21-7 on the season. Navarro hosts San Antonio-Veterans Memorial in a district game on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Navarro boys drop 3 OT thriller in 27-4A opener
(Austin) - Navarro opened the District 27-4A boys basketball schedule with a gut-wrenching road loss Friday night, falling to Austin-Eastside Memorial 82-77 in triple overtime.
The Panthers held a 24-16 lead at halftime and a 38-32 cushion entering the fourth quarter. Eastside Memorial won the final regulation period 21-15 to send the game into overtime.
Each team scored 10 points in the first overtime and seven in the second. Eastside Memorial edged Navarro 12-7 in the third overtime to secure the win.
Senior post Mason McCaig notched a double-double to lead the Panthers, scoring 28 points on 13-18 shooting and coralling 10 rebounds.
Will Eveld added 17 points and four steals, connecting on eight of his 12 field goal attempts, and Tyler Law went 5-10 from the floor to finish with 11 points. Daniel Pina contributed six points, while Kimble Harrison totaled five points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Kieran Anders and William Tate netted three points apiece, and Navarro received two each from Rosendo Cuevas and Robert Conlin.
The Panthers struggled from long range and at the foul line, finishing 0-8 from three-point range and making just 15 of 27 free throws.
Navarro (7-11, 0-1) looks to snap its four-game slide Tuesday in a 6:30 p.m. road game against San Antonio-Veterans Memorial.