Two area girls teams get wins

The Highland girls basketball team, already assured of the playoffs, kept up its winning ways on Tuesday while Roscoe’s girls also got a big victory to keep their postseason chances alive.Nine players scored as Highland routed Trent, 61-26, to improve to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in District 11-A, Division II.Kara Hughey scored 12 points and Beth Richburg 11 for the Lady Hornets, while Sierra Allen scored nine points, Lora Stewart eight, Madison Moseley, Morgan Monroe and Jes-sica McCain five, Megan Thompson four and Kay-lee Martin two. Highland led just 15-9 at the end of the first quar-ter, but outscored Trent 35-7 over the next two periods for a commanding 50-16 lead. The Lady Hornets go to Westbrook on Friday for their final district game and will play a non-district home game next Tuesday, and at least one warmup contest after that, before heading into the Class A, Division II playoffs for the 11th straight season.The Roscoe girls, mean-while, are trying to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 when they were state run-nerups. Their 42-24 win over Rotan moved them closer as they are currently tied for the third and final playoff berth with Haskell. The Plowgirls, 14-13 overall, and Haskell are 4-4 in District 9-A, Division I.Sara Kingston scored 12 points and Lynnsi Moses 11 to pace Roscoe’s victory while Mirian Solis scored seven points, Carolina Perez four and Faith Bor-en, Torrey Willman, Stina Tomlin and Kendall Moses two. The Plowgirls, who have two games left in the regular season, were up 9-3 at the end of the first quarter, 18-10 at halftime and 31-17 after three per-iods. Roscoe and Haskell split their two games in district play. Roscoe will host Hamlin (7-1), the district co-leader, on Friday and go to Stamford on Tuesday to end the regular season. Hamlin pulled into a first-place tie after Haskell’s 39-38 upset of previously-unbeaten Munday.