The Cleburne Yellow Jackets dropped a 60-51 decision Tuesday night at Granbury in a non-district showdown.
The Jackets, who had an open date in their District 14-5A schedule Tuesday, fell to 9-16 on the season after the loss to the Pirates. Cleburne was also coming off a 56-54 loss to Waco University in league play on Jan. 7 in a game where the Trojans scored on a putback at the buzzer, sending the Jackets to 1-2 in district play.
In Tuesday night's loss to Granbury, the Pirates jumped out to a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter at 17-7. Cleburne rebounded nicely on offense in the second quarter with 18 points but Granbury matched its first-quarter output with 17 more to take a 34-25 lead into halftime.
Cleburne trimmed Granbury's deficit down to 45-41 by the end of the third quarter thanks to a 16-11 edge in the third, but the Pirates held on down the stretch.
Taylor Humphrey scored 15 points to lead the way for Cleburne while Boston Bicknell added 11 points and Collin Graeve helping out with 10 points.
Sophomore Isaiah Trejo scored a game-high 23 points to lead Granbury.
Cleburne is next scheduled to visit Midlothian to resume district play at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
Lady Zebras stay perfect in district
Grandview had no trouble in keeping its perfect mark in District 9-3A alive with a 67-8 win Tuesday night against Dallas A-Plus Academy as the Lady Zebras improved to 6-0 in league play.
Grandview built leads of 19-3 after the first quarter and 33-6 by halftime against the Knights.
Nine different players scored for Grandview, led by 17 points from Skyler Moore and 13 points from Kaylie Smith.
Grandview improved to 13-10 overall; the Lady Zebras are set to travel to Maypearl for a key district showdown at 6 p.m. Friday.
Lady Cats knock off Venus
The Godley Lady Cats improved to 3-2 in District 11-4A play with a 44-29 victory Tuesday at Venus.
Godley got off to a slow start as the Lady Cats faced a 13-4 deficit after the opening quarter. But thanks to a strong second quarter, fueled by Logan Reed's eight points, Godley owned a 15-3 advantage in the second to grab a 19-16 lead at halftime. Twelve of Reed's 13 points on the night came in the first quarter when the Lady Cats were struggling offensively.
Godley carried its strong second-quarter play into the third, where the Lady Cats out-scored the Lady Bulldogs, 10-4, to build a 29-20 going into the final frame.
Godley's Reagan Maxwell and A.J. Jimenez combined to score 10 points in the fourth as the Lady Cats pulled away for the win.
Maxwell led Godley in scoring with 16 points on the night, including 10 in the second half.
Up next, the Lady Cats will host Waxahachie Life at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
Lady Indians get by Waxahachie Life
Alvarado picked up a much-needed 64-56 victory Tuesday night to improve to 2-2 in District 11-4A play, avoiding a 1-3 hole to start league play.
Reagan Elmore poured in a career-high 27 points to lead the Lady Indians to victory while Jacie McCullough added 11 points with Jaiden Wright pitching in with nine points.
Alvarado is scheduled to host Hillsboro at 5:45 p.m. Friday.