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Morgan McAlister lays home two points for the Maypearl Lady Panthers on Tuesday during a win against Rio Vista. (Jerome Stewart/KBEC Sports)

No. 19 Maypearl girls’ hoops opens district slate with win

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

Behind three double-digit scoring performances, the Maypearl Lady Panthers basketball team continued its torrid roll into the District 17-3A portion of the schedule on Tuesday.

The Lady Panthers outscored visiting Rio Vista 28-0 in the first quarter and then heled a 40-4 lead at the half. They eventually cruised into a 72-17 victory behind a game-high 16 points from senior Sol Cabuto.

Maypearl senior Sol Cabuto is pictured after scoring her 1,000th career point on Nov. 16 in a tournament game against Lubbock Estacado in the Lady Spartan Classic. (Jerome Stewart/KBEC Sports)

Morgan McAlister and Jaylee Dodd scored 15 and 13, respectively.
Lillie Beason just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 steals. She also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, which was matched by sophomore Lex Berryman and her four points.

The Lady Panthers also received scoring from Taysie Trejo (7 points), Mckinley Terry (6) and Faith Adams (2).

Maypearl improved to 13-4 on the season with the victory and entered the week ranked No. 19 in the TABC 3A poll.

No. 18 Grandview, Maypearl, Whitney and West all picked up wins during their respective District 17-3A openers.

The Lady Panthers return to action at 6:15 p.m. Friday at home against Whitney.


All photos by Jerome Stewart/KBEC Sports


Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith


About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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