Navarro boys suffer district loss to Eastside Memorial
(Geronimo) – Austin-Eastside Memorial completed a head-to-head District 27-4A sweep of the Navarro boys basketball team Tuesday night by handing the Panthers a 73-59 home loss at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo.
The Panthers shot 54 percent for the game, but turned the ball over 19 times. Eastside Memorial used a 24-4 run in the second quarter to take a 39-22 lead into halftime. Navarro won the third quarter 23-14 to pull within eight going into the fourth period, but the visitors used a 20-14 scoring edge in the final frame to notch the 14-point win.
Will Eveld scored 23 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead the Panthers offensively, and he also came up with three steals. Mason McCaig added 13 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Law chipped in with nine points, Kimble Harrison had five, Daniel Pina four, William Tate three, and Robert Conlin two.
The loss drops Navarro to 3-3 in District 27-4A, 10-13 overall. The Panthers sit in fourth place, one game back of Eastside Memorial and La Vernia (both 4-2), and three games back of district leader Wimberley (6-0) with four games left on the schedule.
Navarro hosts San Antonio-Veterans Memorial on Friday at 6:30.
Navarro girls cruise to road win over Eastside Memorial
(Austin) – The Navarro girls basketball team jumped out to a 30-4 lead by halftime and never looked back in a 56-14 District 27-4A thumping of Eastside Memorial Tuesday night in Austin.
Molly Vrana led all scorers with 19 points, and Allie Benner reached double figures as well with 11. Alli Harless and Hailey Teasley contributed eight points apiece. Miranda Hernandez finished with three. Anna Longoria, Emily Hinkelmann, and Micayla Hawes rounded out the scoring with two points each.
The win keeps Navarro (25-8) in sole possession of second place with a 6-2 district record and two games left on the 27-4A schedule. The Panthers trail district leader San Antonio-Veterans Memorial (8-0) by two games, and lead third-place La Vernia (5-3) by one game. Gonzales (4-4) currently holds down the fourth spot in the standings.
Navarro, ranked No.22 in this week’s TABC 4A state poll, visits Veterans Memorial this Friday and 6:30 p.m., and closes the regular season with a home game against La Vernia next Tuesday.