Harper High School defeated Mason 50-41 in a District 29-2A girls basketball game Tuesday in Harper.
The Ladyhorns, ranked No. 17 by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, trailed 25-16 at halftime but rallied back and outscored the Cowgirls 34-16 in the second half to claim the win over Mason, ranked No. 25.
Rachel Perkins scored 20 points to lead Harper. She had six 3-point goals. Talli Millican scored 10.
Lauren Olson led Mason with 12 points, while Kylie Cockerham added 10.
The Ladyhorns stepped up their defensive pressure in the second half and “Perkins got hot from the 3-point line,” said Harper coach Vance Millican, who had never beaten the Mason girls since taking over at Harper.
The Water Valley native is a 24-year coaching veteran of both boys and girls basketball and has compiled a career record of 451-206.
Harper improved to 20-4 for the season and 4-1 in district play and are tied for second place with Mason. The Ladyhorns travel to Goldthwaite on Friday, facing a team ranked No. 23 after falling to Mason earlier in district play.
Mason fell to 17-8, 4-1 and hosts No. 15 San Saba on Friday.
Robert Lee girls 61, Sterling City 45
No. 4 Robert Lee survived Sterling City in a 11-1A game at home.
Kailey Freeman led the Lady Steers in scoring with 21, while Braylee Hood added 20.
Payton Conner had 18 points for Sterling City, while Kate Barnes added 10.
Robert Lee (21-2, 2-0) travel to Bronte on Thursday.
Sterling City (15-9, 0-2) hosts Blackwell.
Wall girls 56, Clyde 29
Wall beat Clyde in a 6-3A game at home.
The Lady Hawks built a 30-12 halftime lead and never looked back.
Kamryn Williams led Wall with 15 points, while Brylyn Watts added 10.
Wall (13-9, 4-2) travels to Ballinger on Friday.
Midland Legacy 59, San Angelo Central boys 49
The San Angelo Central Bobcats suffered their first District 2-6A loss on the road.
Legacy improved to 14-9 overall and 2-2 in district, while Central dropped to 16-6 and 2-1.
Raven Ortiz scored a team-high 16 points for the Bobcats.
Central will look to bounce back at home against Abilene High on Friday.
Midland Legacy 43, San Angelo Central girls 23
The San Angelo Central Lady Cats got cooled off by the Lady Rebels in a District 2-6A showdown in Midland.
Legacy improved to 20-5 overall and 4-1 in district, while Central dropped to 17-10 and 3-2.
Deandra Allen and Peyton Mayberry led the Lady Cats in scoring with 11 and six points, respectively.
Central will host Abilene High on Friday.
Wall boys 65, Clyde 38
The Wall Hawks rolled to a District 6-3A win at home against the Bulldogs.
Wall improved to 12-10 overall and 3-1 in district, and Clyde dropped to 15-10 and 2-2.
The Hawks travel to Ballinger on Friday. Clyde will host Merkel.
Brady boys 50, Grape Creek 31
The Brady Bulldogs knocked off the Eagles in a District 6-3A game in Grape Creek.
Brady improved to 2-8 overall and 2-2 in district, while Grape Creek dropped to 4-12 and 0-4.
Grape Creek led 19-18 at the half, but Brady outscored the Eagles 32-12 in the second half.
DJ Powell scored a team-high 10 points for Brady.
Winters boys 45, Sterling City 33
Winters beat Sterling City in a nondistrict game in Sterling City.
Chaney Bahlman led Winters with 18 points.
Damian Calderon had 18 for the Eagles.
Sterling City (10-8) hosts Blackwell Friday to open District 11-1A play.
Winters (13-10) hosts Colorado City Friday to start 8-2A play.
Water Valley girls 56, Bronte 27
Water Valley bounced back for a 11-1A win at home against Bronte.
Emery Sears scored 18 to lead the Lady Cats, while Kylie Bradley had 12 and Ali Greebon added 10.
Emily Jackson led Bronte with 13 points.
Bronte (0-2) hosts Robert Lee on Thursday. Water Valley (14-6, 1-1) plays at Irion County on Friday.
No. 16 Water Valley 44, Lake View boys 42
The Wildcats held off the Class 4A Chiefs in Water Valley.
Connor Glass (14) and Nathan Treadaway (12) paced the Wildcats in scoring.
Tony Cabrera led the Chiefs with 14 points. Juan Perez and Taven White added eight apiece.
Water Valley improved to 12-7, and Lake View dropped to 10-10.
Lake View hosts Levelland on Friday. Water Valley will open District 11-1A play on the road against Irion County.
Big Spring 55, Lake View girls 30
The Lake View Maidens suffered their first District 3-4A loss against the Lady Steers at Ben Norton gym.
Big Spring improved to 14-9 overall and 2-0 in district. Lake View dropped to 4-12 and 1-1.
Mikaila Wagner led the Maidens with 24 points, including five 3-pointers.
Lake View will host Levelland at 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Garden City boys 54, Forsan 47 (OT)
The Garden City Bearkats shook off the Buffaloes in overtime on the road in nondistrict play.
Garden City improved to 13-5.
Julio Talamantes scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bearkats, and Mason Walker had 16 points and 20 rebounds.
Garden City opens District 8-1A play on the road against Midland TLCA on Friday.
Reagan County girls 71, Odessa Compass 19
Reagan County beat Compass in a 5-3A game in Big Lake.
Jenni DelaCruz led the Lady Owls with 21 points, while Kennedy Roberts added 19.
Reagan County led 29-8 at halftime and cruised to the win, outscoring Compass 42-11 in the second half.
Reagan County (16-9) travels to Crane on Friday.
San Saba girls 84, Junction 16
San Saba remained undefeated in District 29-2A with a win over Junction.
Lexy Amthor led the Lady Dillos with 18 points, while Landri Glover finished with 13. Cinzlea Stanton had 13 for San Saba, while Jaedah Lambert added 11.
Emily Lovelace scored 16 for Junction.
San Saba (21-5, 5-0), ranked No. 15 in the state, hosts No. 25 Mason on Friday.
Junction (0-5) hosts Center Point.
San Saba boys 43, Junction 22
San Saba beat Junction to stay perfect in 29-2A.
Reagan Mejia scored 12 points to lead the Armadillos. Lane Miller added eight and Drake Bryant had seven.
San Saba (11-7, 3-0) travels to Mason Friday. Junction (5-13, 0-4) hosts Center Point.
Mason boys 49, Harper 38
Mason got its first District 29-2A win on the road against Harper.
Brody Comey led Mason with 20 points, while Carson Cox-Kelton had 11.
Tod Bauman had 19 for Harper, while Braden Strickland finished with 9.
Mason jumped out to a 25-5 first-quarter lead and held off a furious comeback by the Longhorns.
Bauman had two three-point goals, while Strickland had three as Harper tried to rally back.
Mason (6-8, 1-2) hosts San Saba on Friday, while Harper (5-18, 2-2) travels to Goldthwaite.
Reagan County boys 64, Odessa Compass 46
Reagan County beat Compass in the District 5-3A opener at Big Lake.
A.J. Avalos and Kason Brown each scored 16 points to pace the Owls. Elijah Gonzalez added 14.
Reagan County (13-11, 1-0) travels to Crane on Friday.
Christoval girls 65, McCamey 29
Christoval stayed undefeated in 7-2A play with a home win over McCamey.
The Lady Cougars were led in scoring by Kallie Montalvo, who had 15. Madyson George had 13 for the Lady Cougars while Braylee Silva had 12.
Christoval (9-12, 2-0) travels to Wink on Friday.
Coahoma girls 57, Stanton 39
Coahoma beat Stanton to stay undefeated in 5-3A.
Madison Rodgers led the Bulldogettes in scoring with 16 points, while Katelyn Johnson added 12 and Shae Lang chipped in 10. Johnson had four 3-point goals.
Madeleine Mathis had 22 for Stanton.
Coahoma (3-0, 15-9) hosts Sonora on Friday.
Coahoma boys 52, Stanton 38
Coahoma opened 5-3A play with a home win over Stanton.
Raheem Ashford led a balanced Bulldog attack. He had 10 points while Ky Kempber added nine and Billy Bailey had 10. Eight Coahoma players scored.
Coahoma (7-16, 1-0) hosts Sonora on Friday.
Ozona 46, Fort Hancock 34
Crane 47, Sonora 24
Colorado City 39, Forsan 34
Brady 61, Grape Creek 11
This article originally appeared on San Angelo Standard-Times: BASKETBALL: No. 17 Harper girls hold off No. 25 Mason