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.