Goose Creek Memorial’s Kortney Wright, middle, drives between the Clear Lake defense during the Lady Patriots victory Friday night.

Goose Creek Memorial’s girls basketball team opened up a new era under first-year coach Briceida Razo Friday night with a mixed bag of results.

The Lady Patriots defeated visiting Clear Lake, 40-29 but also suffered the loss of senior guard Gabby Cantu, who left the game with an apparent knee injury.

Senior Alex Haymon, the other of the Lady Patriots returning starters from a year ago, led the way for GCM with 15 points.

“We are off to a great start and everyone adjusted after Gabby went down,” Razo said. “We got lots productive minutes from our two freshmen.”

REL 98, Milby 16

The Robert E. Lee Lady Ganders started their season in emphatic fashion with a 98-16 rout of hosts Milby.

REL was led by Chloe Shelby (36 points, five assists, five steals), Kim Duhon (32 points, 20 steals, 14 assists), Alyssa Ruiz (nine points, six assists, three steals), Arcean Burris (10 points, five rebounds) and Maddie Johnson (six points, nine rebounds).

Sterling 76, Santa Fe 50

The Sterling Lady Rangers won their first game under new head coach Monique Everette in impressive fashion recording a 76-50 road win at Santa Fe.

Precious Johnson (33 points, seven rebounds, four blocks), Ariel Kettle (13 points) and Aaliyah Jordan (eight points, nine assists, six steals) led the way.

“We did a lot of good things, but we still have quite a bit of work to do,” Everett said. “I’m pleased with the overall effort.”

Clear Brook 67, Crosby 37

The Lady Cougars dropped their opener at home as sophomore forward Sequoia Carroll led the way for Crosby with 11 points.

“Offensively I felt like we were doing what we needed to do but because of our young team we are still struggling with putting the pieces together defensively,” Crosby head coach Michelle Trotter said. “Nevertheless I am proud of the hard work and energy they put forth tonight.” 

Hargrave 35, Anahuac 33

Freshmen Amaya Ford and Queristan Coates each scored seven points to lead Anahuac in a narrow home loss against Hargrave.

Anahuac trailed 19-9 at halftime.

A late offensive rebound and putback by Hargrave sent the Lady Panthers to the defeat in head coach Antoinette Brown’s debut with the Lady Panthers.

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