Several area teams get wins

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Friday was a good night for most Nolan County teams on the basketball court, as the Roscoe and Highland boys and both Blackwell teams won. The Roscoe and Blackwell girls have already wrapped up playoff spots and Highland’s boys are closing in after knocking off Ira. The Blackwell girls can win the 11-1A title by defeating Veribest when they end the regular season Tuesday after a 46-25 home win on Friday over Bronte. The boys also won, 57-38, over Bronte and go into Tuesday’s game vs. Veribest in contention as well.
District 8-2A
Despite losing to No. 4 Haskell 39-31, Roscoe’s girls (3-6) clinched the No. 4 seed after Cross Plains and Hawley also lost Friday. Roscoe’s boys, meanwhile, are 2-5 after their 60-33 win at Haskell. Roscoe girls coach Shella Arnwine said the Plowgirls face Christoval in the bi-district playoffs Feb. 11 at Bronte at 6:30 p.m. The Plowgirls, who were down 26-5 at halftime, got within four points the last minute before Haskell pulled out the win.
No. 4 Haskell girls 39, Roscoe girls 31
Roscoe scoring: Shauna McCambridge 8, Sadie McCambridge 7, Jaci Alexander 7, Veronica Cuellar 4, Victoria Martinez 3, Jovana Pena 2.
Roscoe boys 60, Haskell boys 33
Roscoe scoring: Hunter Anglin 12, Brayan Medina 12, Brandon Lavalais 10, Jose Ortega 8, Jayden Gonzales 6, Caleb Gray 6, Ryan Highsmith 6.
District 11-1A
Blackwell’s girls are 9-2 while the boys are 5-5 following Friday’s wins. Veribest’s girls are 9-2 and Veribest’s boys are 6-4, so the stakes will be huge in both games Tuesday.
Blackwell girls 46, Bronte girls 25
Blackwell scoring: Kiley Cummings 15, Emilee Sanderson 8, Carli Powers 8, Madison Solis 7, Jadyn Feitshans 4, Cirstyn Gober 2, Darrian Kenney 1, Myrka Ibarra 1.
Blackwell boys 57, Bronte boys 38
Blackwell scoring: Michael Lowry 22, Devan Clower 21.
District 13-1A
Ira (4-2) leads Highland’s boys (3-2) by just a half-game for the No. 2 spot after the Hornets’ 37-23 win on Friday. The game was tied 20-20 after three quarters. Meanwhile, Highland’s girls (3-6) lost to Ira 72-46.
Highand boys 37, Ira boys 23
Highland scoring: Sam Spaulding 11, Jacob Hamilton 10, Eli Sauer 10, Richard Fomby 4, Crae Chapman 2, Nolan Montgomery 2.
Ira girls 72,
Highland girls 46
Highland scoring: Zoe Cornett 23, Kenady Hall 10, Jolenn Wood 6, Colby Robinson 5, Kendra Baucom 3.