Area girls hoop teams get W

Roscoe’s teams split their basketball doubleheader at Albany on Tuesday, while the Highland and Blackwell girls both came away with victories in their respective district openers.Roscoe’s girls beat Albany 33-32 in a double-overtime thriller to improve to 8-6, but the state-ranked Albany boys easily won against the Roscoe boys, 56-12. Black-well’s girls beat Veribest 37-10, and the state-ranked Highland girls beat Herm-leigh 44-25.Lynnsi Moses and Sara Kingston scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, but it took Roscoe’s girls a couple of overtimes to finally get past Albany. It was 27-27 at the end of regulation.Jacinda Morales finished with four points and Faith Boren, Mirian Solis and Torrey Willman two. Jesus Leanos had six points for the Roscoe boys (0-9) in their contest.In district action, the Highland girls improved to 12-3 overall this season as Sierra Allen scored a team-high 22 points. Kara Hugh-ey had eight, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson four and Jessica McCain and Beth Richburg three. High-land led 31-13 at halftime.Amanda Bullard scored 10 points, Stephanie Metcalf nine, Shelby Alley seven, Brooklyn Harris five, Reccie Roland four and Bethany Breux two for Blackwell’s girls, who held Veribest to four points or less in each quarter and led 12-2, 23-4 and 33-6 at the breaks.