Roscoe girls clinch berth in Dist. 13-A; H’land boys now in 2nd

The Roscoe girls basketball team waited until the final game of the regular season to clinch a playoff spot out of District 13-A, Division II Tuesday. The Plowgirls punched their ticket with a 50-16 win over Loraine to finish second in district with a 7-3 record and join first-place Highland and third-place Westbrook as the three postseason representatives. Faith Boren paced Roscoe’s win with 21 points.The Highland boys picked up a big win as well, defeating Hermleigh in their head-head matchup 37-31 to take over undisputed second place at 6-2 while drop-ping Hermleigh to 5-3. Each team has two games left and they will both go to the playoffs later this month along with Ira (8-0), which easily won its game against Westbrook on Tuesday. Highland and Hermleigh have split their two games this season in district play.In Tuesday’s game, Ron Covington scored 18 points to pace Highland’s win. The Hornets held leads of 13-8, 22-13 and 27-19 at the breaks. The Highland girls’ results vs. Hermleigh were not available at press time.Roscoe’s boys also won as they beat Loraine 60-44 while improving their mark to 2-6, the same as Loraine with two games left to play.Roscoe got double-figure scoring from Cutter Davila, who scored 20 points, and Jesus Leanos, who had 17. The Plowboys are 5-15 overall.Roscoe got off to a quick start as the Plowboys were ahead 18-10 after one quarter. However, Loraine fought back to tie it at 29 at halftime. But Roscoe regained con-trol, leading 44-38 after three quarters.