PEARLAND - Beyonce Perry connected on a runner driving shot with 6.7 seconds left to lift the Angleton Lady Wildcats to a stunning 57-56 victory over the Shadow Creek Lady Sharks in 24-5A girls’ basketball action Friday night in Pearland.
The end result was in stark contrast to the teams’ Dec. 11 meeting in Angleton, where the Lady Sharks routed the Lady Cats by a decisive 63-34 count.
Perry proved to be the difference maker in the rematch on Friday, as the Angleton guard pumped in a game-high 28 points and drained five treys. Freshman Brooklin Brown led Shadow Creek (14-10 overall, 6-5 in district) with 18 points and sophomore forward Bre`yon White also scored in double figures with 12 points, but the Lady Sharks hurt their own cause with several missed point blank range shots and turnovers.
White’s three-pointer gave SC a 56-54 lead with a little under a minute to play. However, after K’Mory Price drew the Lady Cats within 56-55 with a free throw, the Lady Sharks missed on a 1-1 chance at the line and Perry hit the go-ahead bucket on the next possession.
Shadow Creek then inbounded the ball and attempted to move upcourt, but were unable to get off a shot before the final buzzer went off.
Perry provided an immediate spark for the Lady Cats with a pair of treys paving the way for an 11-2 Angleton start. Shadow Creek cut the lead to 13-10 by period’s end, thanks to buckets by R`mani Taylor and Brown, but Selena Chaney and Perry both hit field goals early in the second to give Angleton a 17-10 lead with 7:21 left.
Shadow Creek then appeared to grab the momentum with three consecutive White buckets igniting a 15-5 run for a 25-22 advantage at intermission. The Lady Sharks then went up by eight at 30-22 midway in the third quarter, only to have the Lady Cats refuse to fold. Perry and Price combined to turn a 38- 35 deficit after three periods into a 44-38 Angleton lead with 5:46 left in the contest.
The Lady Sharks then play at Rosenberg Terry on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Clear Lake 48 Alvin girls 34 - The Lady Yellowjackets (12- 14 overall, 3-4) led 13-10 after one period and 21-17 at intermission, but were outscored by the Lady Falcons by a 31-13 count in the second half Friday night in Houston.
Andreea Mancha led Alvin with 16 points and three steals, while Emma Robles added eight points and Mercedes Mancha also had three steals in the contest.
The Lady Jackets next host Clear Creek on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Manvel girls 67 Willowridge 15 - The co-leading Lady Mavericks (29-3 overall, 11- 1) dominated this 24-5A girls’ basketball match-up Friday in Houston.
Mckinzie Green led all scorers with 18 points and Dani Perdomo added 12 points.
The Manvel girls next host Angleton on Friday at 7 p.m.
Shadow Creek boys 73 Angleton 44 - The league-leading Sharks (18-4 overall, 10-0) stayed unbeaten in 24-5A play with a convincing 29-point victory at Angleton Friday night.
Tyron Henry led the way with 21 points, while Kyron Drones added 14 points.
Shadow Creek next hosts Rosenberg Terry on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Manvel boys 65 Willowridge 52 - Manvel rebounded from its loss to Shadow Creek three days earlier to top the Eagles by 13 points at home Friday night.
Leading scorers for the Mavs (5-5 in 24-5A) included Albert McBride with a game-high 24 points, while Shaun Walker added 16 points and Tyson Guerra chipped in 10 points.
The Mavs next play at Angleton on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Clear Lake 87 Alvin boys 61 - The Jackets suffered a home defeat to the Falcons Friday night at the AHS Competition Gym.
Lake led 18-16 after one period and 38-29 at the break, before blowing the game open with a 28-13 third quarter run.
Alvin next plays Clear Creek in League City on Tuesday at 7 p.m