Hornets tied for 2nd again

Highland and Roscoe are again in a second-place tie in the District 13-1A boys basketball standings. The Hornets and Plowboys are both 4-2 in district play af-ter Highland crushed Lor-aine 60-20 and Roscoe was defeated by first-place Ira, 68-58, on Tuesday.The Highland girls (8-0) received a district forfeit win Tuesday over Loraine and now lead Roscoe (6-2) by two games after the Plow-girls lost to Ira 46-40.In 14-1A, Blackwell’s boys are alone in third place after beating Robert Lee 41-32 on Tuesday. The Hornets (7-3) lead Bronte (6-4) by a game after Bronte lost its game to Garden City 45-40. On Friday, Blackwell will have a key game at Bronte. Blackwell’s girls (2-10) lost to Robert Lee, 44-31, in their game Tuesday.Highland and Roscoe will square off Friday in Roscoe starting with the girls game at 6:30. When they first met Jan. 14 in Highland, the Highland girls and Roscoe boys won. The Roscoe and Highland boys have yet to clinch playoff berths, while both girls teams have qualified for the postseason.In boys action Tuesday, Highland was led by Bran-don Stevens’ 12 points while Jacob Richburg had 11 and Kevin Box 10. For Roscoe, Jesus Leanos had 24 and Javier Leanos 20 vs. Ira.Highland’s girls, No. 2 in the state in Class 1A, Divi-sion II, can clinch the 13-1A title by beating Roscoe, which is still a game ahead of third-place Ira (5-3).The Blackwell boys, who have four games left, were paced by Matt Lowry’s 24 points against Robert Lee on Tuesday while the Blackwell girls, who have two games left to play, got 13 points from Crystal Chavez in their game with Robert Lee. Highland’s girls beat the Lubbock Titans 49-34 in a non-district game Tuesday. Highland got 16 points from Hannah Allen, 14 points by Sierra Allen and 10 points by Beth Richburg against the home school Titans.Roscoe’s girls were paced by Sam Ortega’s 14 points vs. Ira, which will also wrap up a playoff berth in District 13-1A if it knocks off Hermleigh (2-6) on Friday.