MISSOURI CITY — The Hurricanes exploded with 54 first-half points to advance from their 5A bi-district round game Saturday at Hopson Field House in Missouri City. Hightower beat Houston Waltrip, 100-34.
Next up for Hightower will be either Crosby or Texas City in the area round. That game between the Cougars and Stingarees will be on Monday night.
The ‘Canes scored 30 points in the second quarter to take a 54-25 lead over the Rams at halftime, then held Waltrip to only 18 points in the second half.
Five Hightower players scored in double-digits, including senior guard Bryce Griggs, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half, including a couple of three-pointers.
Junior guard Jacory Chatham scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half with two three pointers. Junior forward Caleb Douglas scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including connecting on three treys.
Senior guard Aaron Bland had 12 points, while senior forward Tyrone Baker had 13 points for Hightower, which moved to 17-2 on the season.
Senior guard Caleb Richardson had 15 points for Waltrip, who ends its season with an 11-10 record.