The Godley Wildcats improved to 7-5 on the season with a 58-52 road win over Poolville on Friday.

Godley took a 15-9 lead after eight minutes and used a 16-13 scoring edge in the second quarter to move out to a 31-22 advantage at the halftime break.

The Wildcats continued to build on their lead during the opening moments of the second half, taking advantage of a 14-10 scoring edge to open up a 45-32 cushion going into the final frame.

Poolville came to life in the fourth quarter and attempted a valiant run at the Wildcats. However, Godley withstood the charge from Poolville to earn the victory.

David Turner had 19 points to lead the way for the Wildcats in the victory, while George Tidwell chipped in with 15 points. Stetson Bailey was also in double figures for the Wildcats, scoring 13 points.

Godley has home games both Monday and Tuesday, taking on District 8-3A representatives Venus and West. Junior varsity action tips off at 3 p.m. each day.



Rio Vista.....53

Bruceville-Eddy.....50



The Rio Vista Eagles used a huge fourth-quarter run to overcome the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles on Friday night, 53-50.

With the win, Rio Vista improved to 5-7 overall heading into Monday’s home contest against Hico. The Eagles will play the second half of the doubleheader, approximately beginning action at 8 p.m.

After a 13-13 stalemate during the first quarter, Bruceville-Eddy took the lead into the locker room, 24-21, thanks to an 11-8 scoring advantage in the second quarter.

Bruceville-Eddy maintained its lead during the third quarter, while also being able to build on it a little, moving out to a 40-35 advantage going into the final eight minutes of play.

However, Rio Vista pulled off the comeback, using an 18-10 scoring edge to complete the win.

Tyler Buckner had 10 points to lead a balanced Rio Vista scoring attack. Drew Laws finished with nine points, while Sean Van Zandt, Bart Martin and Colter Souser each had seven points in the victory.



Maypearl....72

Venus.....67



The Maypearl Panthers got a combined 47 points from the duo of J.J. Coleman and Matt Lowe to pick up a 72-67 overtime victory on Friday over the Venus Bulldogs.

Maypearl improved to 5-6 overall, while Venus fell to 8-9 on the season.

The Panthers took a 13-8 lead after the first period and maintained that five-point advantage at the break as well, going into the locker room with a 31-26 edge.

Venus, who plays at Godley on Monday and at Joshua on Tuesday, took the lead by the end of the third quarter thanks to an 18-10 scoring edge. The Bulldogs owned a 44-41 advantage with eight minutes to go.

However, a 22-19 scoring edge by Maypearl in the fourth period tied the contest up at 63-63, setting up bonus basketball.

In the overtime, the Panthers outscored Venus, 9-4, to take the win.

Coleman paced Maypearl with 27 points, while Lowe finished with 20 points.

Tim Handy had a season-high 30 points to lead Venus in the loss, while twin brother Tony Handy came in with 16 points. Miguel Parra finished with 11 points in the contest.



Haltom......67

Burleson.....54



The Burleson Elks closed out their non-district basketball schedule on Friday with a 67-54 loss at the hands of the Haltom Buffaloes.

Burleson (6-7) will open District 4-5A play on the road against the North Crowley Panthers on Tuesday. North Crowley saw its 67-game home winning streak snapped on Friday against Richardson Berkner.

Both Haltom (8-5) and Burleson scored 17 points in the first period, but it was the Buffaloes to take the lead into the intermission, 33-29, thanks to a 16-12 scoring edge in the second quarter.

The Buffaloes continued their scoring binge in the third period, using a 17-10 run to open up a 50-39 lead.

From there, the Buffaloes held off any Burleson comeback attempts, earning the 13-point victory.

Damon Latham and Cameron Bankston each had 11 points for the Elks in the loss, while Brent Falls chipped in with 10 points.

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