FULSHEAR — Tuesday’s District 25-4A girls basketball contest featured two programs going in different directions.
The hosting Fulshear Chargers were 2-0 in district including a victory over state-ranked El Campo while Needville was on a three-game losing streak in district play.
The trends continued in Tuesday’s game in Charger Gym with Fulshear pulling away for a 55-23 victory.
Fulshear’s game was marked by junior Jordyn Watson’s ability to get to the basket off the dribble. Watson finished with 20 points.
On the other hand, Needville’s game was marked by turnovers and inability to rebound.
Watson helped Fulshear jump out to an 11-5 lead in the first quarter, scoring seven points.
Freshman Ese Ogbevire and senior Alex Torres each added a basket for Fulshear.
Needville got baskets from junior Lexi Tajchman and senior Treasure Ellerbe in the opening frame.
But the Lady Jays were limited to two points in the second with sophomore Yasmyn Ochoa getting on the board.
Fulshear scored 15 points in the second frame to build a 26-7 lead at halftime.
The scoring was far more spread out compared to the first quarter with Ogbevire, sophomore Reina Flores, junior Kylie Ashman and junior Victoria Obisike adding to the Charger lead.
Fulshear continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring Needville 29-16.
Watson continued to pour in points with six in both frames in the second half.
Ashman continued her sharpshooting with five points in the fourth quarter.
Senior Deisy Garza and Ellerbe tried to pull the Lady Jays back into the game.
Garza had seven points in the second half.
Ellerbe went to the free-throw line nine times, making six shots.
Ellerbe led the Lady Jays with 10 points and Garza added seven points.
Ochoa had three points and Tajchman had two points.
Watson’s 20 points were followed by 13 points from Ashman.
Ogbevire had 10 points and junior Victoria Obisike had five points.
Needville (3-16, 0-4) will host Stafford on Friday.
Fulshear (15-8, 3-0) will travel to Royal on Friday.