3 things that happened in girls bidistrict hoops around the Amarillo-area Tuesday


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Hereford’s Miranda Acosta (32) goes over a Dumas defender for a layup attempt during a Class 4A bidistrict game at the Amarillo High Activity Center on Tuesday. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]

PD advances in thrilling fashion

Palo Duro’s Leyla Wright knocked down a clutch shot with 24 seconds to play that gave the No. 4-seed Lady Dons a thrilling 40-39 win against top-seed Aledo out of District 4-5A on Tuesday in Childress.

Palo Duro (16-17) advances to the area round to face El Paso Burgess (20-9) at a time and place to be determined.

Shonda Stigler led the Lady Dons with 11 points.

How bout Wildorado

For a second straight year the Wildorado Lady Mustangs, who are only a two-year program, have advanced into the Class 1A area round.

Wildorado downed Anton 54-44 in a bidistrict matchup Tuesday night in Plainview. The victory sets up a matchup with District 1-1A winner Higgins at 6 p.m. Friday in Pampa.

Jessica Merrell tallied a game-high 13 points against Anton.

Tuesday’s top performers

Childress standout and Division I prospect Grace Foster was a mismatch in a 62-42 thumping of Jacksboro in a bidistrict game in Vernon Tuesday. The junior couldn’t be stopped, pouring in a game-high 35 points.

Miranda and Nayeli Acosta helped Hereford pull away for a 57-35 bidistrict victory against Dumas at Amarillo High. The Lady Whitefaces outscored the Demonettes 22-4 in the fourth quarter to earn the W. Miranda and Nayeli each chipped in 15 points.

Bethany Berngen scored 12 points to lead Dalhart to its first playoff win in three years, as the Lady Golden Wolves dominated Estacado 55-21.

Despite a tough loss to Brownfield on Tuesday, Spearman’s Mia Pipkin gave it her best effort with a team-high 23.

Girls bidistrict scoreboard

Class 5A

Palo Duro 6 21 30 40

Aledo 5 12 30 39

PD— Shonda Stiger 11, Aleea Miller 9. A—Audrey Pearce 13. Records: Palo Duro 16-17; Aledo 12-17.

Class 4A

Hereford 13 27 35 57

Dumas 11 22 31 35

H— Miranda Acosta 15 Nayeli Acosta 15 Taytum Stow 12. D— Daniela Duran 10, Sheda Madit 8. Records: Hereford 22-9; Dumas 14-17.

Dalhart 14 23 41 55

Estacado 5 11 16 21

D— Bethany Berngen 12, Kaeona Marquez 10, Jadyn Trusler 10. Records: Dalhart 25-9; Estacado 5-27.

Pampa 18 28 37 50

Levelland 15 34 46 59

P— Hallie Sieck 19. LL— Lathan 14, Watkins 13. Records: Pampa 14-22, Levelland 19-13.

Class 3A

Brownfield 16 34 49 61

Spearman 6 20 36 42

B— Gabi Fields 16, Tia Johnson 13. S— Mia Pipkin 23, Candice Mackey 8. Records: Brownfield 28-5; Spearman 23-12.

Childress 11 29 48 62

Jacksboro 15 23 28 42

C— Foster 35, Keys 9. J— Thompson 19, Holman 8. Records: Childress 24-8; Jacksboro 16-19.

Class 1A

Wildorado 16 33 46 54

Anton 10 18 24 44

W— Jessica Merrell 13 , Brooke trayler 12, Milana Evers 12. A— Alvarado 12, Compos 10, Green 10. Records: Wildorado 16-11.


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