One of the best seasons in recent history came to an end for the River Road Lady Wildcats on Monday night because they didn’t have one of their better shooting nights.
River Road couldn’t quite find the range early and played catch-up the rest of the way in falling to Shallowater 48-39 in a Class 3A bidistrict game at Dimmitt.
The Lady Wildcats (24-9) played solid enough defense to stay in the game but struggled shooting the ball, as evidenced by falling behind 10-5 in the first quarter. They missed several medium range shots that made the difference.
“I knew going into it that we were going to have to hit at elast six or seven 3-pointers to have a shot at beating (Shallowater) and we only hit four,” River Road coach Ricky Guy said.
Scout Welps led River Road with 13 points while Cierra Kiser added 11. Tailyn Creckel had a game-high 17 for Shallowater (26-5).
S —Tailyn Creckel 17, Taylor Moravik 9. RR —Scout Welps 13, Cierra Kiser 11. Records: Shallowater 26-5, River Road 24-9.
Vega 40, Wellington 34: Vega advanced in the Class 2A playoffs with a hard fought bidistrict win over Wellington in Pampa on Monday.
The No. 12-ranked Lady Longhorns (31-3 overall) will play the Abernathy winner in the area round at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Littlefield. Bailey Schroeder led Vega with 15 points, followed by Calleigh Kirkland with 11.
The Lady Rockets (23-9 overall) were led by Savannah Sumrall with nine points and Jayln Cantu with seven.
V —Bailey Schroeder 15, Calleigh Kirkland 11. W —Savannah Sumrall 9, Jayln Cantu 7. Records: Vega 31-3. Wellington 23-9.
Abernathy 62, Bovina 30: Bovina’s 2018 campaign ended with a crushing loss to Abernathy 62-30 in Littefield on Monday.
Abernathy (23-10) will move on to face Vega in the area round at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Littlefield.
The Lady Steers end their season 9-15 overall.
Claude 51, Gruver 29: The Claude Lady Mustangs had no issue in their bidistrict matchup with a convincing with against Gruver on Tuesday night at the Comanche Gym in Stinnett.
The No. 9-ranked Lady Mustangs broke the game open in the second half, outscoring the Lady Hounds 28-15.
Jenna Cooper led Claude with 13 points, followed by Allison Giles, who had 12.
Claude (27-5) advances to the area round of the playoffs to face the winner of Farwell or Floydada, which were still playing at press time. Gruver ends its year at 23-10.
C —Jenna Cooper 13, Allison Giles 12. G — Andi Salgado 12, Johana Borunda 6. Records: Claude 27-5. Gruver 23-10.
Silverton 37, Texline 24: Silverton opened its Class 1A playoff run with a bidistrict win over Texline, 37-24 at the Tascosa Activity Center on Friday.
The Lady Owls (13-12 overall) advance to play Fort Elliott in the area round on Friday at a place to be determined. Kallie Cox led Silverton with 18 points and Tally Patton added nine.
Texline’s season ends at 8-18 overall.
T —Guerrero 9, Fury 8. S —Kallie Cox 18, Tally Patton 9. Records: Texline 8-18. Silverton 13-12.