Navarro girls cruise past Gonzales 64-55
(Geronimo) - Navarro girls basketball avenged one of its District 27-4A losses Friday night with a 64-55 shellacking of Gonzales at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo.
Amber Reneau led all scorers with 22 points, and Emily Hinkelmann chipped in with 14. Anna Longoria and Molly Vrana added eight apiece, Allison Benner and Hailey Teasley five each, and Lindsay Malik two.
The Panthers surged out to a 37-19 lead by halftime en route to the 19-point win. Gonzales notched a 55-49 home win over Navarro in the first meeting between the teams on Jan. 9.
The win moves Navarro to 5-2 in district play, 24-8 overall. The Panthers have sole possession of second place and trail 27-4A leader Veterans Memorial (7-0) by two games with three left on the schedulle.
Navarro visits Austin-Eastside Memorial on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Navarro boys earn road win over Gonzales
(Gonzales) - Navarro wrapped up the first half of the District 27-4A boys basketball schedule with a 66-50 road victory over Gonzales Friday evening.
The frontcourt tandem of Mason McCaig and Will Eveld produced half of the Panthers' point total, with McCaig scoring 17 and Eveld netting 16. McCaig and Daniel Pina shared the team rebounding lead with seven boards apiece, while Kimble Harrison dished out four assists. Eveld, Christian Soto, and Kieran Anders each nabbed three steals.
Soto finished with eight points, Pina seven, Tyler Law five, William Tate four, and Anders three. Harrison, Rosendo Cuevas, and Brady Butler had two points apiece.
Navarro shot 47 percent overall (27-58) to overcome a 1-9 evening from three-point range. Anders made the Panthers' only three.
Navarro is 3-2 in district play, 10-12 overall at the mid-point of the 27-4A schedule. The Panthers are part of a three-way tie for second place with La Vernia and Austin-Eastside Memorial, two games back of first-place Wimberley (5-0).
The Panthers look to avenge one of their district losses Tuesday when they host Eastside Memorial at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo at 6:30 p.m.