The Barbers Hill boys basketball team kept its playoff hopes intact with a solid 69-55 win over visiting Port Neches-Groves Friday night.
The Eagles (20-10, 5-4) are in third place of District 21-5A with three games left to play. A win at Cleveland on Tuesday would clinch a spot in the bi-district round for the Eagles.
Devin Figueroa scored 19 points, Cole Anderson added 16 points, Mason Daniels poured in 15 points and Nick Marabito contributed 11 points to the winning effort.
“We played with some great intensity tonight,” Barbers Hill head coach Chris Pennington said. “We attacked the basket a lot better tonight and were 20-for-23 from the free throw line. Every time PN-G would make a run, we answered with a run of our own.
“We now have a two-game lead with three games to go for third place. We are gonna finish it strong.”
GCM 51, Santa Fe 47
Javier Torres scored 16 points, Sam Bradford added 14 points and Dariyus Woodson poured in 12 points to help Goose Creek Memorial to a key, 51-47 road win at Santa Fe.
GCM (17-14, 5-6) is in fifth-place of District 22-5A, a game out from the final bi-district playoff spot.
Galena Park 44, REL 42
The Robert E. Lee Ganders lost a narrow decision on the road Friday night.
The defeat dropped the Ganders to 7-22 overall and 2-9 in District 22-5A and one more loss or Friendswood win would eliminate REL from playoff contention.
Keke Davis led the Ganders with 27 points.
“Keke played very well and he looks like he is in full basketball mode at this point,” REL head coach Seth Due said. “We made a few crucial mistakes at the end of the game that cost us. We are a young team growing in stride and are giving ourselves a chance in every game.”
North Shore 61, RSS 31
Tyzjor Scott scored seven points and Kevin Kirkland and Trelong Joseph both popped in six points each but it wasn’t enough in a 61-31 home loss against North Shore.
North Shore led 34-12 at halftime and from there, the Rangers battled evenly after the intermission.
“We luckily picked it up a bit in the second half, but was never able to cut it to striking distance,” RSS head coach Greg Smith said. “The final quarter was tied up at 12, but the 30-point deficit was too much to overcome.”
Sterling is now 10-17 overall and 1-8 in District 21-6A play.
Texas City 53, Crosby 46
Jaylen Herman scored 15 points while Sean Elkington and Sean Haggerty each added 10 points for Crosby which dropped its first decision of the season Friday night.
Crosby (22-9) is tied for first place in District 22-5A with Texas City as the teams have split the two matchups this season.