Both Kingwood boys and girls basketball teams picked up District 22-6A victories. The Kingwood boys broke into the win column in league play with a recent 43-26 win over Pasadena Memorial while the Lady Mustangs rode past Sam Rayburn for a 39-23 triumph.
The Kingwood boys improved to 7-10 on the season with a victory that was sandwiched between district losses to South Houston (49-40) in the league opener, and a heartbreaking 49-47 loss at Dobie.
In a back-and-forth game that saw the Mustangs rally from a 24-21 halftime deficit to tie the game at 36 entering the fourth quarter, it was the hosting Longhorns that used a 13-11 advantage over the final eight minutes to make the difference.
The Mustangs continue District 22-6A play by hosting Summer Creek at 7 p.m. Tuesday before visiting Pasadena for a 5 p.m. Friday game.
Maddie Vanderpool scored 12 points and Anna Chong added nine points and 10 rebounds in the Lady Mustangs’ victory over Pasadena Memorial.
Kingwood entered this week’s play at 5-11 overall and 2-4 in District 22-6A play. The Lady Mustangs fell 58-49 early last week to Pasadena Memorial. Chong tossed in a team-high 14 points while Kennedy Studdert added 11 more. Vanderpool and Dylan Halloran finished with eight points each while Mary Beth Urwiler and Savannah Wilson scored four and three points respectively. Tori McDonald rounded out the scoring with one point.
The Lady Mustangs are at Summer Creek for a 7 p.m. Tuesday clash before returning home to host Pasadena in a 4 p.m. game on Friday.