The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team has set itself for the big push following an emphatic 62-35 home win over Galena Park Friday night.
The win could have been by a bigger margin if the Lady Patriots (15-12, 6-1) didn’t ease up after halftime following a first 16 minutes that saw GCM lead by as much as 40 points.
It led 27-0 after one quarter of play.
“Our defensive effort was at an all time high and the atmosphere was electric,” GCM head coach Briceida Razo said. “It was a great all-around effort from everybody.”
The Lady Patriots were led by Alex Haymon (21 points, 14 rebounds), Kortney Wright (11 points, eight rebounds), Ayla Clark (11 points) and Indya Cooper (10 points).
GCM, which is second in District 22-5A qill play at Ball 7 p.m. Tuesday before heading back to Baytown 7 p.m. Friday for a potential showdown for first place with leaders Friendswood.
Deer Park 57, RSS 53
Precious Johnson scored 13 points and Bailee St. Romain added 12 points for the Lady Rangers.
It was the third straight district defeat for Sterling (14-13, 2-4) which is now in sixth place in District 21-6A.
Ball 38, REL 28
The Lady Ganders’ post season hopes took a hit with a 38-28 home defeat against Ball.
Alyssa Ruiz scored 14 points and Devyn Burris added six points for REL (10-6, 2-5) with the second round of District 22-5A set to begin this week.
Barbers Hill 88, Cleveland 16
The Lady Eagles wrapped up the first half of District 21-5A play undefeated with another rout.
Dalanna Carter had 25 points and nine assists while Rachel Sarlls finished with 15 points and six rebounds as Barbers Hill is now 24-4 overall and 6-0 in district play.
Friendswood 75, Crosby 36
Michaela Ray led Crosby (6-17. 3-4) with 15 points in the defeat.