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Mount Pleasant tops Texas High, 51-35

by Josh Richert | January 8, 2022 at 12:42 a.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- It was too little, too late for Texas High's offense in a battle of district unbeatens Friday.

The host Lady Tigers struggled to score for three quarters, falling behind by as many as 27 before surging back against Mount Pleasant, which won 51-35, in a girls District 15-5A game at Tiger Center.

MP (17-5 overall) finished with a 38 percent shooting percentage on 18-of-47 shots to improve to 4-0 in district. Mount Pleasant committed 20 turnovers -- 16 in the second half -- compared to 25 by THS.

Texas High (11-8, 4-1) shot just 27 percent on 15-of-56 field goals. The home Tigers held a 46-32 advantage in rebounding.

THS went on a 17-8 run in the final quarter after scoring 18 total through three quarters.

Jordyn Hargrave led all scorers with 23 points for Mount Pleasant. Paris Beard added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Ella Cross scored 12 points.

Braveon Hunt led THS with 11 points, and Jalyn Golette had a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.

Mount Pleasant started the game with a 7-0 run and led by double digits twice in the first quarter. The visitors held a 15-5 lead at the first break.

Texas High continued to struggle offensively against Mount Pleasant's full-court press and half-court zone defense.

MP extended its advantage to 22-5 early in the second quarter and, after Texas High cut the deficit to 13 (24-11), Mount Pleasant closed the half with a 7-0 run to take a 31-11 lead into the locker room at halftime.

MP shot 34 percent on 11-of-32 field goals in the first half, and Texas High had a paltry 19 percent shooting on 5-of-27 shots.

Texas High won the junior varsity game, 37-33, with Zoe Vanderhuff scoring 15 points and Jayla Henderson adding eight.

THS is open Tuesday and travels to Marshall next Friday.

Print Headline: Mount Pleasant tops Texas High, 51-35

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