The Kingwood High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of District 21-6A overtime games last week. The Mustangs won at home before falling on the road and with only three games remaining in the regular season, find themselves in second place in the league standings at 7-4.
The Mustangs, 18-11 overall, won early last week at home by a 37-34 count over Summer Creek. Brandon Burrell led the way with 15 points and Chase Lovins added eight more, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds to seal the deal.
Kingwood led by as many as 13 points, at 26-13, in the second quarter. That margin dwindled to 28-20 by halftime and when the Bulldogs went on a 10-2 run, the score was tied, 30-30. But in overtime, the Mustangs tallied the final three points to claim the victory.
Overtime went the other way on Friday in Baytown. The Sterling Rangers used a 10-7 advantage in the extra period to claim a 47-44 victory over Kingwood.
The Mustangs rallied from a 33-28 deficit after three quarters to tie the game, 37-37, at the end of regulation play. Kingwood led after the first two quarters, holding leads of 8-6 and 19-18 before the Ranges went on a 15-9 third-quarter run to gain the lead and the momentum.
Lovins led Kingwood with 15 points while Burrell finished with nine and Matt Charles scored six points.
The Mustangs are home this week for a pair of key district games. Kingwood hosts C.E. King on Tuesday before welcoming an Atascocita team on Friday that has already clinched the district championship.
The two final regular season home games of the 2016-17 season are scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.