With a chance to finish the season above .500 if not make the Class 6A playoffs, the Sterling Lady Rangers faced Deer Park in Baytown in hopes of ending things in positive fashion.
The visiting Lady Deer kept Sterling from that, rolling out to a 26-11 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 64-36 win over the host Lady Rangers.
Sterling finishes at 17-18 overall and 5-9 in District 21-6A.
Aaliyah Jordan led Sterling with 10 points.
Galena Park boys 46, GCM 44
The Patriots saw their playoff chances take a big hit with the home loss Tuesday.
GCM (17-15, 5-7) is in sixth place in District 22-5A with two games to play. They led 25-19 at halftime.
“We had a couple of chances to seal the game but just didn’t get it done,” GCM head coach Marcus Ebow said. “I am proud of my guys for showing the resiliency to fight back and put ourselves into position to win the game.”
Ball boys 62, REL 52
The Robert E. Lee boys dropped a tough home decision and moved to 2-10 in District 22-5A play.
“We played hard and just flat out, ran out of gas,” REL head coach Seth Due said. “I am proud of the guys and the effort that they keep showing to give us a chance to win these games.”
Keke Davis led REL with 21 points and Adrian Boston chipped in with 16 points.
The Ganders led midway through the fourth quarter before Ball rallied for the win, Due said.
Deer Park boys 47, RSS 44
Jeremy Benson led Sterling in the defeat.
Friendswood boys 56, Crosby 53
The Cougars dropped their second straight District 22-5A game after a 10-0 start despite Sean Haggerty’s 25-point performance.
Crosby is now 10-2 in district play with two games left to play.
GCM girls 62, Galena Park 30
The Lady Patriots blitzed host Galena Park and finished the regular season 20-14 overall and 11-3 in District 22-5A, good enough for second place and plays either Port Neches-Groves or Dayton in a bi-district playoff game next week.
Alex Haymon led GCM with 27 points while Ayla Clark added 11 points.
Ball 61, REL girls 35
REL fell to 3-10 in district play.
Barbers Hill 89 girls Cleveland 15
Dalanna Carter, Jaelin Holden and Jazlyn Marcus all scored 18 points to lead Barbers Hill as they clinched an unbeaten, 12-0 District 21-5A title in an 89-15 win over Cleveland.
Barbers Hill (31-4) will play Texas City in a bi-district matchup next week.
Friendswood girls 53, Crosby 31
Sequoia Carroll scored 13 to lead Lady Cougars in a season ending loss.