Highland, Roscoe advance to finals

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

HIGHLAND — Highland and Roscoe teams won their semifinal games on Friday to earn title game berths at Highland’s Hilltop Classic that was scheduled to end on Saturday.
The Highland boys beat Veribest 36-24 in advancing to Saturday’s championship game. The Hornets were led by Jordan Johns and Eli Sauer, who each scored 10 points in the victory.
Roscoe’s girls won their all-Nolan County semifinal by beating Highland 74-39 to reach Saturday’s finals.
Victoria Martinez (19), Shauna McCambridge (16), Bonnie Wilkinson (14) and Sadie McCambridge (13) all reached double figures for Roscoe, which held a 33-15 lead at halftime.
Highland, which was to play in a third-place game on Saturday, got 17 points from Zoe Cornett and 10 by Gracie Rawlings.
Roscoe’s girls began the tournament Thursday with a 33-31 win over Veribest that was led by Wilkinson with 10 points and Sadie McCambridge with eight.
Highland won its opening game over TLCA 64-8 as Cornett scored 12 points, Maggie Bowen and Heather Monroe eight and Kenady Hall, London Garrett and Emilee Turner seven.
The Highland boys began by crushing TLCA 74-6 in their opener Thursday.
Sam Spauling scored 18, Sauer 15, Jacob Hamilton 14, Nolan Montgomery 11 and Dakota Bowen 10.
Roscoe’s boys split their first two tournament games. The Plowboys lost 34-29 on Thursday against Veribest, but then won 69-16 Friday in their game with TLCA.
In Thursday’s opening game, Roscoe was paced by Junior Martinez’s 12 points in a game that was tied entering the fourth quarter.
Martinez had 13 points to again pace the Plowboys in Friday’s win. In addition, Jayden Gonzales had 10 points, Brayan Medina and Gage Turnbow eight and Ryan Highsmith seven as Roscoe got its first win of the year. The Plowboys were in the consolation final Saturday.