Lubbock-Cooper boys upset defending District 4-5A champion Abilene Cooper in basketball

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WOODROW - Lubbock-Cooper used a strong second half to knock off defending District 4-5A champion Abilene Cooper 62-39 in boys basketball play Tuesday.

The Pirates led 25-22 at halftime but outscored the Cougars 13-3 in the third quarter and 37-15 overall in the second half.

Shelton Hearon led Lubbock-Cooper (11-16 overall, 2-2 district) with a game-high 19 points.

Colin Reed led the Coogs (16-8, 3-1) with 15 points, and Andrew Gonzalez followed with 10. The loss snapped Abilene Cooper's six-game win streak

Abilene Cooper plays Lubbock Monterey (14-11, 3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a district game at Cougar Gym. Wylie beat the Plainsmen 50-46 on Tuesday in Lubbock. Cooper, Wylie and Monterey are all tied

DISTRICT 4-5A

Lubbock-Cooper 62, Abilene Cooper 39

Abilene Cooper … 11 … 11 … 3 … 12 – 39

Lubbock-Cooper … 12 … 13 … 13 … 24 – 62

ABILENE COOPER (16-8, 3-1) – Andrew Gonzalez 4 1-2 10, Colin Reed 4 3-7 15, Jordan Willis 0 3-4 3, Jaelyn Rivera 2 1-2 5, Maxwell Falade 0 0-0 0, Kameran Gray 0 0-0 0, Tristen Rau 1 2-3 4, Jalen Cherry 0 2-4 2. Totals 12-22 39.

LUBBOCK-COOPER (11-16, 2-2) – Connor Grant 1 2-2 4, Landon Swofford 0 0-0 0, Amaree Garmon 4 1-3 9, Shelton Hearon 6 6-7 19, Noah Hall 1 0-0 2, Harry Hill 1 5-6 7, Brady Watson 3 0-0 8, Brayden Tomme 0 0-0 0, Sam Marcinkowski 2 0-1 4, Cole Cleaveland 2 0-0 4, Hayden Bradley 1 3-4 5, Holton Hendrix 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 17-23 62.

3-Point Goals – Abilene Cooper 5 (Gonzalez, Reed 4), Lubbock-Cooper 3 (Hearon, Watson 2). Total Fouls – Abilene Cooper 16, Lubbock-Cooper 21. Fouled Out – Abilene Cooper: Rivera; Lubbock-Cooper: None. Technical Fouls – Abilene Cooper: Gonzalez; Lubbock-Cooper: None.

Lady Pirates fend off Lady Coogs

At Woodrow, Lubbock-Cooper beat Abilene Cooper 59-44 in a District 4-5A girls game.

Lubbock-Cooper, ranked No. 8 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 5A state poll, improved to 22-4 overall and 6-0 in district. The win gives the Lady Pirates a sweep of the district series.

The Lady Cougars (13-15, 0-6), play No. 20 Lubbock Monterey (24-7, 5-1) at 6 p.m. Friday in a district game at Cougar Gym.

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Lubbock-Cooper upends Abilene Cooper boys in 4-5A basketball play

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