Atascocita: The No. 8 state-ranked Eagles improved to 7-1 in District 22-6A play and 23-4 overall with a hard-fought 45-42 victory over Kingwood at home on Friday.
Cameron Morrison and Tom Hart III led a late rally. The two combined for 11 points as the Eagles used a 14-5 run to end the game on the winning side. Hart finished with 13 points and Morrison added 12 more.
The Lady Wildcats positioned themselves squarely in the District 22-6A playoff chase with victories over Sam Rayburn (65-21) and South Houston (67-32). The wins lifted Humble to 6-3 in district play and tied for third place with Dobie. The top four teams in each district advance to the postseason.
Kazarea Taplin, Keona Chatman and Kameryn Phillips are among the standouts for Humble.
Jacob Harvey pumped in 39 points and grabbed six steals to lead the Falcons to a 49-29 victory over Shepherd in the District 21-4A opener at home on Friday. Cody Oliphant also came up with six steals while Grey Soileau led the team in rebounds.
Early last week, Harvey scored 37 points and Luke Thomas led the team in rebounding in a 74-48 victory over Salt and Light Homeschool.
The Lady Mustangs turned back Sam Rayburn, 53-21, on the road Friday. Kennedy Studdert led a trio of double-figure scorers with 14 points. Avery Gleason played a key role as well, scoring 11 points, and Maddie Vanderpool contributed with 10 points.
Kingwood takes on South Houston at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will be Senior Night for the Lady Mustangs.
Makayla Bullard scored 13 points and Chloe Gresham added 10 more as the Lady Mustangs rolled past Caney Creek, 63-31 at home on Friday.
Kingwood Park improved to 8-2 in District 20-5A play. The Lady Panthers enter this week's play tied for second place in the district standings with New Caney. Huntsville (9-1) holds a slim lead atop the standings.
The No. 4 state-ranked Bulldogs kept on rolling last week, winning a pair of lopsided District 22-6A games.
Summer Creek turned away Pasadena Memorial, 85-55, before doing the same to Pasadena Dobie on Friday by an 84-48 score. Reyce Allen pumped in 21 points to lead the way. Javon Jackson and Jaleen Goodman were among the key contributors, scoring 15 points each, and Dylen Scales finished with 13 points for the Bulldogs, 8-0 in district play and 24-4 overall.