WOODROW -- Autumn Moore scored six of Lubbock-Cooper’s 10 points in overtime to help the Lady Pirates claim a key District 3-5A victory against Palo Duro on Friday.

Cooper pulled even with the Dons, Randall and Plainview in a third-place quagmire with the victory.

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Defense was a big key for the Lady Pirates (12-14, 4-4): They limited Palo Duro to 17 points over the final 20 minutes (including OT) after surrendering 31 in the first half.

Meanwhile, 3-point shooting helped Cooper stick close. Three players buried treys in the second quarter among six players who scored in the period. That balance persisted in the third quarter when four played combined for 11 points to help LCP close to take a 38-37 lead.

The Lady Pirates look to make a huge statement when they begin the second half of district play on Tuesday with a home game vs. league-leader and No. 1-ranked Amarillo High at 6 p.m.

LUBBOCK-COOPER 52, PALO DURO 48 (OT)

Palo Duro      16     15       6      5      6     --     48

Cooper           11     16     11     4     10     --     52

Palo Duro (48) -- Allea Miller 1 2-2 5, Kiara Green 3 4-5 10, Sh’heneci Matthews 2 2-2 7, Lashonda Stiger 3 2-2 10, Leyla Wright 4 2-2 10, Halima Sabat 2 0-0 6. Totals 15 12-13 48.

Cooper (52) -- Catalina Cortez 4 1-2 12, Avrie Douglas 4 3-4 11, Maddie Heinrich 1 0-0 3, Autumn Moore 5 2-2 12, Hannah Zientek 1 3-4 5, Calyn Dallas 3 0-0 9, Niyah Thompson 0 -0 0, Mary Catherine Cook 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 9-12 52.

3-point goals -- Palo Duro 6 (Stiger 2, Sabat 2, Matthews 1, Miller 1); Cooper 7 (Dallas 3, Cortez 3, Heinrich 1). Total fouls -- Palo Duro 17, Cooper 13. Fouled out – Wright. Records: Palo Duro 10-14, 4-4 District 3-5A; Cooper 12-14, 4-4. Up next: Amarillo High at Cooper, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Mora comes up big to fuel methodical Monterey performance

AMARILLO -- Kelly Mora came off the bench to torch Randall for 19 points and Monterey methodically built a lead and pulled away for a solid district road win.

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The Lady Plainsmen (23-3, 7-1) outscored the Lady Raiders by five points in each of the first three periods to take a 55-40 lead into the final quarter.

Mia Trevino got Monterey rolling with 7 of her 12 points in a 22-point opening quarter, while Taysha Rushton scored 9 in the third stanza.

The second round of league play begins Tuesday when the Lady Plainsmen head to Lubbock High for a 6 p.m. matchup.

MONTEREY 64, RANDALL 52

Monterey        22     19     14     9     --     64

Randall           17     14     9     12     --     52

Monterey (64) -- Mia Trevino 4 3-4 12, Taysha Rushton 4 0-2 9, Maddi Stephens 3 0-0 6, Heaven Limon 2 2-2 6, Alyssa Trevino 0 0-0 0, Lauren Catherman 2 0-0 4, Kelly Mora 8 3-4 19, Trayci Jackson 4 0-0 8, Domonique Bunton 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 8-12 64.

Randall (52) -- Velasquez 3 3-3 9, Benton 2 2-4 7, Beck 4 3-3 11, Warren 1 0-0 2, Williams 4 4-5 12, Headings 1 0-0 2, Sherwood 3 0-1 10, Garcia 0 1-2 1. Totals 18 13-18 52.

3-point goals -- Monterey 2 (M. Trevino 1, Rushton 1); Randall 3 (Sherwood 3, Benton 1). Total fouls -- Monterey 15, Randall 15. Fouled out -- Stephens. Records: Monterey 23-3, 7-1 District 3-5A; Randall 13-10, 4-4. Up next: Monterey at Lubbock High, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tigers barrel past Permian 89-37 in district opener

WOLFFORTH -- Frenship produced one of its biggest offensive performances in recent memory to christen the start of District 2-6A play with a dominant 89-37 triumph.

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The Tigers scored 20 points or more in every quarter and eight players scored 5 points or more in the explosive effort.

Kaylee Rendon and Maci Maddox led the way with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Each had an 8-point quarter in the first half when Frenship (18-5, 1-0 district) blazed to a 42-21 lead. Rendon added 8 more in the third period when the Tigers removed all doubt by outscoring the Lady Panthers 26-5.

Frenship heads to Midland Lee for a 6 p.m. contest on Tuesday.

FRENSHIP 89, ODESSA PERMIAN 37

Permian     11     10     5     11     --     37

Frenship     20    22     26     21     --    89

Permian (37) -- Jae Savage 2 0-1 4, Nadia Cooper 2 0-0 4, Karen Guzman 4 3-5 13, Natalie Baeza 0 0-2 0, Christian 3 0-0 6, Camilla Leal 0 1-2 1, Ortega 1 1-4 3, Jennifer Arnold 0 2-2 2, Talbot 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 7-16 37.

Frenship (89) -- Ashlynn Caddell 2 0-0 5, Maci Maddox 9 0-0 20, Kaylee Rendon 9 3-4 21, Addison McClure 0 0-0 0, Zaria Fowler 3 1-1 8, Avery Walker-Henry 5 2-5 12, Kendall Mahaney 4 1-2 9, Hannah Page 0 0-0 0, Riley Roberts 2 2-4 6, Airron Gaydon 4 0-0 8. Totals 38 9-16 89.

3-point goals -- Permian 2 (Guzman 2); Frenship 3 (Maddox 2, Caddell 1, Fowler 1). Total fouls -- Permian 14, Frenship 13. Records: Permian 6-16, 0-1 District 2-6A; Frenship 18-5, 1-0. Up next: Frenship at Midland Lee, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Busby ignites strong second half to lift Lady Lions to a victory

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CLOVIS, N.M. -- Trinity Christian broke open a halftime deadlock with a big third quarter to claim the road win.

Bonnee Busby led the charge with 12 points in the third period when the Lady Lions (13-14) eased to a 44-37 lead.

Busby finished with 20 points to lead Trinity, while Addlee Blacklock scored 19.

The Lady Lions host Portales at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN 59, CLOVIS 54

Trinity        13     11     20     15     --     59

Clovis         15       9     13     17     --     54

Trinity (59) -- Payton Dove 3 2-2 9, Bonnee Busby 6 5-5 20, Simpson 1 0-0 3, Addlee Blacklock 6 5-7 19, Gaskins 1 0-2 2, Buchanan 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 12-16 59.

Clovis (54) -- Jenkins 0 0-0 0, Martinez 7 0-0 15, Nussbaumer  6 6-10 18, Everette 2 11-12 15, Jordan 1 0-0 2, Acuna 1 0-0 2, Romero 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 17-22 54.

3-point goals -- Trinity 7 (Busby 3, Blacklock 2, Dove 1, Simpson 1); Clovis 1 (Martinez 1). Total fouls -- Trinity 20, Clovis 20. Fouled out -- Jordan. Records: Trinity Christian 13-14, Clovis 5-10. Up next: Portales at Trinity Christian, 6 p.m. Tuesday.