Area Girls Basketball Report

Friendswood 44 - Clear Falls 31

Friendswood girls are finding early success in their new District 24-6A.

The Lady Mustangs got a solid 44-31 victory over district rival Clear Falls to improve to 3-0 in the league standings.

“Eleven players touched the floor, and they all contributed to what needed to be done in the game,” Friendswood head coach Daron Scott said. "I’m really proud of my team, top to bottom.”

Friendswood has early district wins over Clear Lake (61-57), Clear Brook (42-31) and now Clear Falls.

The Lady Stangs never trailed in the game taking a 6-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and outscored the visitors 10-6 in the second period for a 16-9 lead at intermission.

A bucket by Abby Roenne early in the second half gave the Lady Mustangs a double-digit lead 22-11. Friendswood closed out the third period 19-11 for a 35-20 advantage entering the final quarter.

Clear Falls took the final period 11-9, but it was too little, too late as Friendswood remained undefeated in district action.

Friendswood got a balanced effort on offense with nine players getting on the scoreboard. Frankhouser was the leading scorer with 14 points and also had six rebounds. Roenne had eight points and six boards.

Friendswood won’t be back on the court until after the new year, with its next game set for 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Brazoswood.

Pearland 40 - Dawson 23

The Pearland Lady Oilers were facing the Dawson Lady Eagles in their first district match-up in school history and it was the Lady O's who prevailed 40-23.

The game was a tight contest in the first half as Pearland took the first quarter 6-5 and Dawson took the second period 12-11 leaving both teams still tied at intermission 17-17.

But the Lady Oilers broke the game open in the second half as the offense got untracked while Dawson went cold from the field.

Pearland outscored the Lady Eagles 17-4 in the third for a 34-21 lead entering the final stanza.

Dawson never recovered as they only hit one basket in the final eight minutes while Pearland had six points making the final score 40-23.

The Lady Oilers were led by senior Jasmine Butler who scored 14 while Maddie Powers led Dawson with 10.