Roscoe and Highland take 1st-day wins at Hilltop Classic

Four area teams are off to a good start at Highland’s Hilltop Classic after winning their first-round games that were played Thursday.The Roscoe girls and boys beat Blackwell 60-18 and 47-40, respectively, to reach today’s semifinals. The girls were to play Garden City at 3:30 p.m. and the boys’ tilt, also vs. Garden City, is at 8 p.m. The winners play for the title at 5 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.Highland’s girls cruised past Robert Lee 48-17 on Thursday and the boys won 61-35 over Baird. Sierra Allen scored 28 points for the girls, while Ron Coving-ton had 18 and Kaden Nachlinger 12 for the boys, who trailed 12-7 after the first period before seizing complete control. The girls had a easier time as they led 12-2 after one quarter and 20-5 at halftime. The girls play Eldorado at 6:30 p.m. and the boys play Robert Lee at 8 p.m. in their respective semifinals. Blackwell’s girls were to play Sands at 2 p.m. today, and the boys play Jayton at 5 p.m. Wins by Roscoe and Highland could set up two all-Nolan County title games on Saturday.Roscoe’s girls were led by Carolina Perez’s 14 points while the boys got 14 points by Jesus Leanos. Stephanie Metcalf scored nine points for Blackwell’s girls, while Mason Magness scored 12 and Ethan Andrews 10 for the Blackwell boys.