EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The start of the 2023 UIL Texas Girls State Basketball Championships got underway on Monday. 11 local teams were in action on the opening night, the remaining nine teams took to the hardwood floor on Tuesday.
To start off Tuesday’s action in Class 6A, Eastwood hosted Midland Legacy at Eastwood High School. Eastwood played their way to a 31-20 win over Midland Legacy to punch their ticket to the next round.
In Class 5A, Andress ended Hanks’ season with a 39-34 win. Allenae Martin-Lewis recorded 13 points for the Eagles. Leslie Mojica flirted with a triple double as she ended the night with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.
In Class 4A, Clint dominated Austin for a 55-16 win.
Over at Mountain View High School, Mountain View secured a 36-18 win over Bowie.
To round up the Class 4A action, Irvin collected a 46-36 win against San Elizario.
Here’s a recap from Monday’s Bi-District games involving local high schools
In Class 6A, Pebble Hills hit the road to Fort Stockton to face San Angelo Central. The Spartans edged out the Bobcats, 53-52, in overtime. Pebble Hills’ guard Krystal Talavera hit a three-point shot at the final buzzer to give the Spartans the win.
Back in El Paso, Franklin faced off with Odessa High at Franklin High School. The Cougars dominated the whole game and grabbed an 89-44 win once it was all said and done. Amaris Valadez led the Cougars in scoring with 31 points. Caitlynn Clark followed with 16 points and Leah Perez had 13 points.
To wrap up Monday’s Class 6A action, El Dorado suffered a 64-39 loss to Wolfforth Frenship in Fort Stockton.
Over in Class 5A, Chapin went onto defeat Ysleta 108-18 at Chapin High School.
Bel Air collected a 47-34 win against Canutillo. Bel Air was led by Victoria Moreno’s 19 points.
In Class 4A, Riverside beat the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 77-32, at Riverside High School. Riverside was led by Sophiya Bustillos who scored 23 points. Hazel Veloz tacked on 18 points in the Rangers’ win.