The Rice Bulldogs stayed unbeaten with a 56-53 win over Cross Roads on Tuesday coming back in the final eight minutes.
Rice built a 35-24 halftime lead and then watched it slip away on the road.
Rice scored just three points in the third quarter and trailed 40-38 before coming back to win by three points.
Daniel Arteaga and Sim Nezar led the way with 14 points each and Colin Haston dropped in 12 while Raven Huffman added nine. Adam Payne (1) and Austin Peppers (6) also scored for Rice, which is 6-0.
Kerens 58, Maypearl 46
Nate Betts led the Bobcats with 25 points and Shelton Sayles scored 14. Hunter Green (6), DeQuaylon Bivins (6) Brandon Ward (4) and Brent Warren (3) scored for Kerens, which is now 4-2.
Frost 57, Penelope 17
The Lady Polar Bears, who ranked No. 7 in the TABC Class 1A D-II state poll had an easy time Tuesday with their seventh one-sided win in a row to improve to 7-0 for the season and 2-0 in District 19-1A.
The Frost defense held Penelope to just one point in the first quarter and the Lady Bears led 20-1 after eight minutes.
All eight players scored for Frost. Jae Moore led the way with 18 points and Diana Rios followed with 13. Kaycee Bowling (6), Kennah Kennedy (2), Heather Montgomery (5), Madison Revill (4), Cheyenne Pack (2) and Karlie Scott (7) scored for Frost, which hosts the Frost Invitational, beginning Thursday.
Wortham 54, Chilton 52
Wortham’s Lady Bulldogs came back all night and after trailing 30-22 at halftime and 43-35 at the end of three quarters, Wortham pulled off the dramatic comeback on the road.
Kierra Busby led Wortham with 19 points, and Sarah Sessions (9), Courtney Chasteen (9), Kamarie Freeman (6) Elisha Libhart (7) and Kendle Rhodes (4) all chipped in to pull off the win. Wortham is now 7-2.
Riesel 58, Rice 39
The Lady Bulldogs wee led by Briana Weaver’s 19-point night and Sadie Gent (8) and Ruby Ramirez. (7). Ashton Metcalfe (2), Samantha Harris (2) and Branisha Connor (2) also scored for Rice, which is 2-9 and 0-1 in the district race.