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Girls Basketball Roundup

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Gander Tip-Off Classic

The Foster Lady Falcons have dropped their last three games including two in the Gander Tip-Off Classic.

George Ranch fared better going 2-1 in the tournament with victories against Huntsville and Lee.

Foster stood little chance against DeSoto in Thursday’s opening round. The Lady Eagles controlled the game with a 77-30 win.

Despite the struggles, senior Imani Avery scored 20 points.

George Ranch’s first game Thursday was a 40-30 victory against Huntsville. The Lady Longhorns followed with a 59-42 losing effort to Cypress Ranch on Friday.

Foster’s defense played better Friday against Dobie but the offense failed to keep up, 42-38.

George Ranch finished the tournament on a high note with a dominant 76-37 win against Lee.

The Austin Lady Bulldogs went perfect in tournament play with a victory against Episcopal, Lee and Cypress Ranch

In Thursday’s 74-50 win over Episcopal, freshman Andrea Sturdivant led with 19 points, followed by Gabby Johnson’s 15, India Jackson’s 14 and Kelechi Dike’s 13.

Austin then dominated Lee 67-32 on Friday thanks to a 17-point day from Sturdivant.

The Lady Bulldogs closed the tournament with a 53-47 win over Cypress Ranch on Saturday. Sturdivant and Johnson both had 22 points each.

The Lady Falcons rounded out their week with a disappointing loss to Bridgeland, 55-44.

The Lady Bears started fast with a 19-5 run in the first quarter. Foster followed with a 16-6 run in the second. However, the Lady Falcons’ inconsistency continued and a 19-8 fourth quarter ended any chances for the win.

Foster opens district play Monday on the road against Lamar Consolidated. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.

Baytown Lee Tournament

The Lady Chargers went 1-1 in the Baytown Lee Tournament with a Thursday loss against La Porte, 32-31, and a Saturday win against Dickinson, 50-35.

The Lady Chargers started fast and ended strong in Saturday’s win. Fulshear outscored the Lady Gators 17-7 in the first and 15-5 in the fourth.

Peggy Whitley Classic

The Lady Vikings split four games in the Peggy Whitley Classic on Thursday and Friday.

Dulles won its first game Thursday against Bellaire, 61-35, thanks to a strong 16-point performance from Jakiya Thompson.

Dulles lost its second game on Thursday against Clear Brook, 55-43. The Lady Vikings lost its first game on Friday against Deer Park in a 36-30 defensive battle. Dulles closed the tournament with a 61-49 win over Dawson.

The Lady Vikings made it two-in-a-row with a 63-49 win over Jersey Village on Tuesday.

Dulles will play in the Fort Bend ISD Varsity Tournament against Marshall this Thursday at 1 p.m.

Gonzales 41, Needville 35

The Needville Lady Jays could not defeat Gonzales during Tuesday’s opener, losing 41-35.

Needville will play in the Ganado Tournament starting Thursday. An opponent has yet to be determined.

Bush goes 1-3 in tournament

The Bush Lady Broncos lost three straight to Hightower, Bridgeland and Clear Springs and won one against Ball.

Bush played Hightower and Bridgeland on Thursday but lost both. Hightower won 40-21 while Bridgeland was victorious 35-26.

Bush had a better performance on Friday against Clear Springs but ultimately lost by one, 47-46. The Lady Broncos finished on a positive note with a 64-8 win over Ball.

Bush then dropped a 41-32 loss to Cypress Woods on Tuesday.

Fort Bend Christian 47,

Westbury 31

Fort Bend Christian Academy beat up Westbury 47-31 on Tuesday to start 3-1.

Lady Eagles junior Brooke Mcanulty led in scoring with 13 points followed by 11 each from Angel Nwodu and Evyn Carpenter.

The Lady Eagles will play Legacy School of Sport Sciences on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Alief Taylor 81, Clements 28

Clements did not have a chance to get out of the box against Alief Taylor as the Lady Rangers lost 81-28.

Clements does not play until the Dec. 2 George Ranch Tournament. The Lady Rangers will play Crosby at 9 a.m.

Hightower 61, Elkins 48

A 21-7 third quarter led to Hightower’s 61-48 win against Elkins on Tuesday.

The win comes after back-to-back Friday losses to Shadow Creek, 51-45, and Humble, 50-47.

Elkins plays Magnolia on Thursday and Hightower travels to Willowridge on Monday.

Kempner goes 2-2 in tournament

Kempner went 2-2 in tournament play last week with wins against Goose Creek Memorial, 53-35, and Benjamin Davis, 55-28, and losses against Westbrook, 49-38, and Klein Cain, 44-24.

Kempner began with a Thursday loss to Westbrook. Abrielle Grissett led in scoring with 12 points. The Lady Cougars ended Thursday with a dominant 53-35 win over Goose Creek Memorial. Grissett had another strong game with 20 points followed by Kelechi Uchem’s 16.

Friday began similarly with a 44-24 loss to Klein Cain despite Grissett having another nice performance, scoring 12. Grissett scored another 20 points later in the day against Benjamin Davis to secure the win.

Grissett averaged 16 points in the tournament.

Morton Ranch 54, Marshall 12

The Lady Buffalos struggled against Morton Ranch and Clear Creek as Marshall continued to search for its first win.

Marshall could not muster any offense on Friday or Tuesday. Morton Ranch’s defense only allowed two points in the first half and won 54-12.

Tuesday was not a better showing as Marshall only scored five points during the game’s entirety. Clear Creek eased past Marshall 58-5.

The Lady Buffalos hope to get on track against Dulles in the Fort Bend ISD Tournament.

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