Staff photo by Albert Villegas

That scoreboard inside the Wharton High School gymnasium was not malfunctioning. The 100-33 score that the Wharton Runnin’ Tigers earned against Rice was very much reality last Friday, Nov. 20. Jerrell Barron, middle, would end up scoring the 99th and 100th basketball off free throws. Wharton coach Calvin King is shown in the background.

Eric Johnson had a team-high 20 points, followed by Fred Jones with 19 points, and Barron’s 18 points. To view a part of the game, visit www.facebook.com/WhartonCountyNewspapersSports

The Boling Lady Bulldogs basketball team has started the season on a hot streak.

The Lady Bulldogs recently beat the Sweeny Lady Bulldogs, 61-55.

Boling’s win over Sweeny was its second over a bigger classification to open the season 4-0.

The wins have not gone unnoticed, the Lady Bulldogs have garnered recognition from the Texas Girls Coaching Association and Boling is ranked seventh in the state.

Against Sweeny, the Lady Bulldogs started slow and fell behind 19-4 in the first quarter.

Boling came roaring back. Sophomore Madison Malone, freshmen Kenna Gibson and Savannah Savage scored 22 of the Lady Bulldogs 24 points in the second quarter as they within two points of Sweeny before the half.

Sweeny and Boling traded scores in the third quarter. However, the Lady Bulldogs held a six-point edge as the quarter came to a close. In the final frame, Boling’s offense picked up a 19 point quarter holding Sweeny to single-digits, allowing it to pull off the come from behind win. Malone and Gibson both had a team-high 20 points.

The Lady Bulldogs own two wins over Tidehaven and have beaten Santa Fe (5A) and Sweeny (4A).

Boling took on Bloomington.

WHS improves to 2-2

The Wharton Lady Tigers had a couple of convincing victories over Needville and Northside.

WHS is 2-2 on the young season.

The game over Needville saw J’Kayla Davis (16 points)  and Justaisha Holmes (17 points) lead the team in scoring. The Lady Tigers were never threatened as they led 18-7 after the opening quarter. The defense allowed Needville four points in two of those quarters.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, WHS’s 76-28 victory came courtesy of dominating performances by Davis (37 points) and Holmes (20 points).


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