Blackwell teams lose to V’best in area b-ball

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Blackwell came up short in Tuesday’s District 11-1A basketball doubleheader at Veribest in area action.
Blackwell’s girls fell 51-48 to Veribest in their final regular season game which gave Veribest the 11-1A title with a 10-2 record. Blackwell (9-3) finished in a tie with Robert Lee, also 9-3, for second place and will face Rochelle at a time, date and site to be determined in the 1A playoffs next week.
Blackwell, which came into Tuesday’s game ranked 25th in Class 1A, was led in scoring against Veribest by Madison Solis’s 21 points and Emilee Sanderson’s 13 while Veribest was led by Catlyn Ward with 17.
The Blackwell boys (5-6) also lost Tuesday as they fell 64-45 to Veribest.
Michael Lowry led Blackwell, which was eliminated from playoff contention by the loss, with 16 points.
The other doubleheaders had much happier results as the other four area teams all won on Tuesday.
The Roscoe girls (4-6) and boys (3-5) won in 8-2A basketball action and Highland’s girls and boys also won on Tuesday in 13-1A.
The Roscoe girls have already earned a playoff spot and will face Christoval in bi-district next Monday.
Roscoe barely got past Cross Plains 38-36 Tuesday though the Plowgirls led after each quarter. Veronica Cuellar scored 10 points, Jaci Alexander nine, Bonnie Wilkinson eight and Sadie McCambridge seven.
The Roscoe boys (3-5) also won as they earned a 49-37 win at Cross Plains.
Caleb Gray led the Plowboys with 14 points while Jayden Gonzales finished the game with 10. Tuesday’s victory was the third in the last four games for Roscoe.
Highland’s girls and boys hosted Loraine Tuesday.
The girls (4-6) ended the season with a 52-30 win over Loraine.
The Highland boys (4-2) also won their game 57-31 and have two games left as they, like the Roscoe boys, kept their postseason hopes alive on Tuesday.
Zoe Cornutt led the girls in scoring with 16 points while Jolenn Wood had 11 points, London Garrett nine, Maggie Bowen six, Colby Robinson four and Kenady Hall and Heather Monroe three each.
Highland’s boys got 21 points from Nolan Montgomery and 15 points from Sam Spaulding in the Hornets’ win over Loraine.