With a playoff spot clinched and one week left in the regular season, the Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team wants to be hitting on all cylinders.
That means entering the postseason with as much momentum as possible and it showed Friday in an 80-23 home rout of Texas City.
GCM (19-14, 10-3) was led by Kyli Rivon (15 points), Ayla Clark (12 points) and Isis Edwards (10 pounds, nine rebounds).
“We only played our starters for only a quarter and a half,” GCM head coach Briceida Razo said. “We tried to rest the team and avoid them getting hurt.”
GCM led 48-2 at halftime.
“We pressed only one quarter and went to halfcourt man-to-man,” Razo said. “Everyone played. It was a clean performance. We were very fast on our feet, very aggressive and were knocking everything down.”
REL 82, Galena Park 21
The Lady Ganders are now 13-10 and 5-8 in District 22-5A following a rout of Galena Park on REL’s senior night.
Chloe Shelby led REL with 27 points and six assists while Alyssa Ruiz (16 points), Arcean Burris (13 points, 11 rebounds), Devyn Burris (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Kim Duhon (11 points, five assists) also contributed to the victory.
“We played our best district game,” REL head coach Robert Robinson said. “I thought our kids came ready to play in order to help send off our seniors the right way.”
The win also guaranteed the Lady Ganders a winning record. Last year they finished 6-18 overall and were only 1-13 in district play.
Texas City 65, Crosby 41
Michaela Ray scored 11 points and Sequoia Carroll added 10 points for the Lady Cougars in a losing effort. Crosby (9-21, 6-7) is in fifth place in District 22-5A and have been eliminated from bi-district playoff play due to being swept by Texas City (7-6).
North Shore 68, RSS 34
Aaliyah Jordan, Precious Johnson and Bailee St. Romain all scored eight points for Sterling in the defeat. Sterling is 17-17 overall and 5-8 in District 21-6A.
Barbers Hill 58, PN-G 39
Jaelin Holden scored 20 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for Barbers Hill (30-4, 11-0) who clinched the District 21-5A title with only one game remaining.
“It was a great, grind out competitive game,” Barbers Hill head coach Bryan Harris said.