Alex Haymon scored 20 points for the Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team Friday night.
Normally, that would mean better things for the Lady Patriots, but not this night against District 22-5A leaders Friendswood.
The visiting Mustangs invaded the GCM gym and raided it to the tune of a 49-23 whitewash as the Lady Patriots (15-14, 6-3) saw only three points scored from the rest of its roster in the defeat.
GCM is in a tie for second place in the district with Texas City.
“We started off really slow and nobody was looking to score: We looked intimidated from the get go,” GCM
head coach Briceida Razo said. “We have to go back to the drawing board and make some adjustments so we can make sure we finish in the top four.
“We weren’t taking care of our defensive assignments and we had 17 turnovers at halftime. We just weren’t taking care of the ball. We weren’t looking to score or pass. We just wanted to get rid of the ball and wanted no business with it.”
GCM trailed by 15 to the Mustangs at halftime. It lost the first matchup 52-39 at Friendswood.
“We are going to go back and work on fundamentals and pick up our intensity,” Razo said. “We have to assume everyone is out to get us. We will play with that mentality moving forward”
CROSBY 60, REL 54
The Robert E. Lee Lady Ganders fell three games out of a District 22-5A playoff spot with a crushing, 60-56 home loss to Crosby (7-18, 4-5).
REL (10-9, 2-7) was led by Chloe Shelby’s 17 points while Kim Duhon and Devyn Burris chipped in with 14 and 12 points apiece.
REL missed 19 free throws in the loss. Crosby was led by Michaela Ray’s 22 points and Sequoia Carroll’s 16-point contribution.
WEST BROOK 58, STERLING 55
Despite a 23-point performance by senior guard Aaliyah Jordan, the Sterling Lady Rangers dropped a 58-55 decision against West Brook in District 21-6A play.
Precious Johnson added 14 points while Bailee St. Romain chipped in with 10 points for Sterling (15-15, 3-6) which stands in sixth place in district play.
BARBERS HILL 64, NEDERLAND 23
The Lady Eagles continue to find good competition at a premium in District 21-5A with another rout, this time a win at Nederland.
Dalanna Carter scored 25 points for Barbers Hill (26-4, 8-0).
EAST CHAMBERS 54, ANAHUAC 26
The Lady Panthers fell to 2-7 in district play with the loss to their rivals from East Chambers.