Paris Miller poured in a game-high 23 points to help third-ranked Brownsboro eliminate Liberty-Eylau’s girls Tuesday night from the Region II-4A playoffs.
The Lady Bears (25-1) dominated L-E (12-8) despite outstanding efforts by juniors Bryanna Block and Kayla Crabtree. Block led the Lady Leopards with 21 points, while Crabtree added 11 points.
“First off, I want to thank the girls and coaching staff for a great season,” said L-E coach Lamarcus Franklin. “Our girls represented their families, school and community in a way that they are all proud of what they did this year. They handled adversity, and still played for an area championship.
“Tonight things didn’t go the way we planned, or would have liked for it to go, but we will learn from out experience and be ready for next season. Hats off to Brownsboro for a great game, and we wish them the best on their quest for a state title.”
Miller wasn’t Bears’ only weapon
Brownsboro is ranked third behind Canyon and Fredricksburg. The Bears advance to play District 13-4A champion Sunnyvale.
Miller wasn’t the Bears’ only offensive weapon Tuesday. Kentoya Woods scored 18 points, while Mekhayia Moore contributed 17 points.
The District 15-4A runnerup Leopards advanced to the area round with a 67-50 bi-district win over Tyler Chapel Hill.
“Lastly, I want to thank Coach (Dewaski) Davis and our school administration for believing and having faith in me, and my staff,” said Franklin.
Chapel Hill boys race past L-E
Liberty-Eylau’s boys never got untracked offensively in losing to Tyler Chapel Hill in 4A bi-district play, 50-28.
Takylan Hampton led the Leopards with six points, while Keene Shepard contributed five points.
The Bulldogs (18-5) advance to play District 13-4A champion Kaufman in the area round.
“We struggled early and dug a hole for ourselves, but we fought hard all night,” said L-E coach Dewaski Davis.
The Leopards (5-13) bow out of the postseason after starting the 2020-21 season 0-9.