Robert E. Lee girls basketball and Chloe Shelby, 4, beat visiting Texas City Friday night. (Photo by Kim Keefer)

Robert E. Lee girls basketball’s playoff hopes may be dwindling, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still make huge strides until the season ends. Then? Who knows?

The Lady Ganders moved to 3-6 in District 22-5A play with a 49-44 win over Texas City in Baytown.

Alyssa Ruiz led REL with 14 points while Chloe Shelby added 13 points.

“This was a big win for us because we didn’t play our best, but found a way to stay mentally tough an d finish the game,” REL head coach Robert Robinson said. “You could see the turnaround in our team in our last two games against Crosby and GCM. Our kids are beginning to understand what it takes to win.”

The game was at times a bit chippie but the REL girls were able to overcome that and shooting woes.

“We didn’t shoot the ball as well as I would have liked, but our defense carried us. We got important stops and key rebounds that we needed to secure a win.

“Hopefully this will help fuel our motivation to finish the rest of our district season and see where we stand at the end.”

Other scores

GCM 60, Crosby 46

Kortney Wright led with 14 points, Ayla Clark chipped in with 13 points and Alex Haymon scored 12 points for the Lady Patriots (17-14, 8-3) win. 

RSS 46, Channelview 40

Bailee St. Romain scored 16 points and Precious Johnson 11 points for the winning Lady Rangers (16-16, 4-7)

BH 56, Clear Brook 44

Dalanna Carter scored 25 points and Jaelin Holden 15 points for the Lady Eagles who are now 28-4.

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