A district breakthrough was left wanting for the Sterling Rangers basketball team Friday night.
Visiting La Porte created separation in a pivotal third quarter and used that edge to hold on for a 63-50 win in Baytown as Sterling fell to 9-13 overall and 0-3 in District 21-6A play.
Sterling was led by Jeremy Benson (14 points), Kyle Arclies (nine points) and Treylon Joseph (eight points).
La Porte led a fairly tight game in the first quarter, 17-15 after the first eight minutes. The Bulldogs would pump the lead up to nine heading into halftime.
REL 60, Santa Fe 44
The Ganders recorded their first District 22-5A play with a comprehensive win at Santa Fe.
Adrian Boston led REL with 25 points while Jacorie Boston added 11 points and Ijenea Wooley chipped in with 10 points.
“We played hard and that is what won the game,” REL head coach Seth Due said. “We still need to keep getting better and coming together as one unit.”
Texas City 75, GCM 54
Sam Bradford and Avant Coleman each scored 12 points for the Patriots (13-10, 1-2) in the district loss.
“We got the lead down to 11 in the third quarter, but couldn’t get any closer,” GCM head coach Marcus Ebow said.
Barbers Hill 66, Vidor 46
Barbers Hill (16-7, 1-1) rolled to an easy District 21-5A win at Vidor.
Nick Marabito (14 points), Bryce Smith (13 points), Mason Daniels (10 points, three steals) and Cole Anderson (10 points, four rebounds, three steals).
Crosby 47, Ball 41
Behind 18 points by Jaylen Herman and 15 by Sean Haggerty, Crosby moved to 15-8 overall and 3-0 in District 22-5A play Friday in the win.