LOCAL HOOPS ROUNDUP: Cooper boys rout Stephenville to open season

STEPHENVILLE — The Cooper Cougars opened their season in dominant fashion Saturday, outscoring Stephenville 42-17 in the first half of a 60-29 victory.

Jose Rodriguez led a group of three Cooper players to score in double figures, finishing with a team-high 14 points. Josh Henry followed with 13 points and Ben Thompson scored 10, while Deven Bailey just missed double digits with nine points.

Stephenville was paced in the loss by Skylar Stilwell, who poured in a game-high 16 points.

Up next for Cooper is a home game against Abilene Christian High School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

NONDISTRICT

COOPER 60, STEPHENVILLE 29

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Cooper 16 26 14 4 60
Stephenville 8 9 3 9 29

Cooper (1-0) — Josh Henry 4 1-2 13, Deven Bailey 4 0-0 9, Jose Rodriguez 6 0-0 14, Ben Thompson 5 0-0 10, Kaden Davis 2 0-0 4, K.J. Lewis 1 2-4 4, Desean McDonald 1 1-2 3, Antwan Louis 0 1-2 1, C.J. Jemison 0 1-2 1. Totals 23 6-12 60.

Stephenville (0-1) — Kalean DiJulio 0 0-0 0, Mason Castleberry 0 0-0 0, Grayson Traweek 0 2-4 2, Sweet 1 0-0 3, Skylar Stilwell 5 4-7 16, Sean Gooding 0 0-1 0, Calvin Darby 1 0-0 2, Chase Griffin 1 0-0 2, Aidan Espinoza 2 0-0 4. Totals 10 6-12 29.

3-Point Goals — Cooper 7 (Henry 4, Bailey 1, Rodriguez 2); Stephenville 3 (Sweet 1, Stilwell 2). Fouled Out — None. Technical Fouls — None. Total Fouls — Cooper 16; Stephenville 10. 

Wylie boys fall to Martin in season opener

MANSFIELD — A rough third quarter did in the Wylie boys in a season-opening 65-51 loss to Arlington Martin on Saturday at Summit High School. 

Trailing 26-23 after halftime, the Bulldogs were outscored 26-13 in the third period and never were able to recover after that.

Duncan Bacon led Wylie with game high-tying 14 points, while Payton Brooks added nine points and Austin Brewer had eight. Martin was paced by Jakobi Greenleaf’s 14 points, followed by Chris Rountree with nine.

The Bulldogs return to action Tuesday with a road trip to Midland Lee. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

NONDISTRICT

ARLINGTON MARTIN 65, WYLIE 51

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Wylie 12 11 13 15 51
Martin 11 15 26 13 65

Wylie (0-1) — Austin Brewer 3 2-2 8, Shayden Payne 1 1-2 3, Duncan Bacon 4 2-2 14, Payton Brooks 3 1-2 9, Bobby Cano 2 0-1 4, Isaiah Novil 3 0-2 6, Deandre Bone 1 2-2 5, Will Schultz 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 7-12 51.

Martin (1-0) — Taj Davis 3 1-1 8, Keno Aabuduta 0 0-0 0, K.J. Jones 2 0-2 4, Jakobi Greenleaf 7 0-0 14, Daveuon Taylor 2 0-0 4, Donovan Kinney 1 0-0 2, Chris Rountree 3 2-2 9, B.J. Talton 2 0-0 5, Kyle Matheiesen 0 2-2 2, Zion Rogers 2 0-0 5, Alex Mirhosseini 0 0-0 0, Trey Glenn 0 0-0 0, Kalah Olayinka 2 0-0 5, Montreal Pena 3 0-0 6, Jalen Guinn 0 1-2 1. Totals 27 6-9 65.

3-Point Goals — Wylie 7 (Bacon 4, Brooks 2, Bone 1); Martin 5 (Davis 1, Rountree 1, Talton 1, Rogers 1, Olayinka 1). Fouled Out — None. Technical Fouls — None. Total Fouls — Wylie 15; Martin 21. 

Midland High runs away from AHS in opener

MIDLAND — Midland High had too much firepower for the Abilene High boys on Friday, building a 43-20 halftime lead on its way to a 68-55 victory.

Leading 11-5 after a quarter, the Bulldogs erupted for 32 points in the second period to take control of the game. The Eagles outscored MHS 24-11 in the final quarter but had dug too deep a hole by that point.

Four Bulldog players reached double figures in the win, led by Nathaniel Rodriguez with 20 points. Rahkiem Patterson added 17, while Nicholas Terrazas had 13 and Gage Warren had 12.

AHS, which hosts Odessa High on Tuesday, was paced by Jalen McGee and Landon Talley with 11 points and Brian Patton with 10.

NONDISTRICT

MIDLAND HIGH 68, ABILENE HIGH 55

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Abilene High 5 15 11 24 55
Midland High 11 32 14 11 68

Abilene High (1-0) — Donte Cuffy 6, Jalen McGee 11, Jojo Escobedo 7, Landon Talley 11, Cole McDowell 5, Brian Patton 10, Jackson Stevens 3, Nathan Watts 2.

Midland High (0-1) — Nathaniel Rodriguez 20, Rahkiem Petterson 17, Nicholas Terrazas 13, Gage Warren 12, Jarsavian Ingram 2, Demorri Williams 2, Darius Shelton 2.

Fouled Out — Smith. Technical Fouls — None. Total Fouls — Coronado 18; Abilene High 15.

Cooper girls score first win at Snyder

SNYDER — The Cooper girls broke into the win column Saturday with a 47-41 win at Snyder.

The Lady Cougars (1-1) outscored the Lady Tigers 13-5 in the second quarter take a 25-17 lead into halftime and withstood a third-quarter Snyder rally to secure the win. Leading just 33-30 heading into the final period, Cooper used a 14-11 fourth quarter to hang on for the win.

Daz Larkins led the Lady Coogs with 16 points, followed by Keiana Kemp with 10. Snyder, meanwhile, got 16 points from Natalee James and 12 from Angela Murillo.

Cooper will look to push its record above .500 on Tuesday when it travels to Sweetwater for a 6 p.m. game.

NONDISTRICT

COOPER 47, SNYDER 41

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Snyder 12 5 13 11 41
Cooper 11 13 9 14 47

Cooper (1-1) — Olivia Ellington 2 0-0 6, Alexis Garcia 1 0-0 2, Daz Larkins 7 1-3 16, Keiana Kemp 3 4-6 10, Jennika Willis 3 1-4 7, Brianna Garcia 1 0-0 2, Nyah Berrios 0 0-0 0, Aziah Joe 1 0-2 2, Cecilia Lopez 0 0-0 0, Meri Tetaj 0 0-1 0. Totals 19 6-16 47. 

Snyder — Abby Benitez 0 0-0 0, Nicole Martinez 2 0-0 6, Kamiah Davis 0 2-4 2, Angela Murillo 5 2-3 12, Natalee James 4 7-8 16, Humphrey Hayley 0 1-2 1, Mayce Herrington 0 0-0 0, Jordan Phillips 0 2-2 2. Totals  12 14-19 41.

3-Point Goals — Cooper 3 (Ellington 2, Larkins 1); Snyder 3 (Martinez 2, James 1). Fouled Out — Martinez. Technical Fouls — None. Total Fouls — Cooper 18; Snyder 17. 

Lady Eagles top Coronado in home opener

The Abilene High girls basketball team’s first home game was a successful one Friday, when the Lady Eagles downed Lubbock Coronado 50-41 to improve to 2-1 on the season.

AHS took control early with a 17-11 first-quarter advantage and matched or outscored the Lady Mustangs (0-2) in every period thereafter.

K.K. Roberson led all Lady Eagles with 17 points, including an 8-of-12 showing from the free-throw line, while Alyssa Washington and Tevyan Jones both scored eight. Coronado was led by Ayana Segrest with a game-high 20 points and Chantal Pervis with 13.

AHS will try to stretch its winning streak to three games on Tuesday when it travels to Midland High for a 6 p.m. game.

NONDISTRICT

ABILENE HIGH 50, LUBBOCK CORONADO 41

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Coronado 11 8 13 9 41
Abilene High 17 8 14 11 50

Lubbock Coronado (0-2) — Savannah Holstein 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Elizondo 1 0-0 2, Taylor Tadlock 1 2-3 4, Jasmine Smith 0 0-0 0, Ayana Segrest 7 2-4 20, Chantal Pervis 6 1-3 13, Michaela Johnson 0 0-0 0, Camille Weindorf 0 0-0 0, Taegan Ramos 0 2-4 2. Totals 15 7-14 41.

Abilene High (2-1) — Destiny Potts 2 2-4 6, Alyssa Washington 3 2-2 8, K.K. Roberson 4 8-12 17, Jaycee Johnson 3 0-0 6, Tevyan Jones 4 0-0 8, Calee Payne 1 0-0 3, Brooklin Ellis 0 0-0 0, Leila Musquiz 1 0-0 2, Emily Esquivel 0 0-0 0, Georgia Montes 0 0-0 0, Toria Wilson 0 0-0 0, Kelly Boyland 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 12-18 50.

3-Point Goals — Coronado 2 (Segrest 2); Abilene High 2 (Roberson 1, Payne 1). Fouled Out — Smith. Technical Fouls — None. Total Fouls — Coronado 18; Abilene High 15.

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