The Heritage High School girls basketball team had a good run in the Heritage Hoopfest last weekend, but finished 3-2 after running into tough competition at the end of the tournament.
On Tuesday, the Jaguars (12-5) bounced back with a 37-27 non-district victory over Mesquite Poteet. Jerzie Bryant led the way with 10 points, followed by Kylar Kenter with nine, Danielle Wallace with seven, Elizabeth Schmidt with six, Gabriella Stripling with three and Kora Huff with two.
In the semifinals, the Jaguars battled Fort Worth Dunbar down to the wire, but fell just short, 50-48 after Dunbar rallied in the fourth quarter.
Bryant led Heritage once again with 15 points, followed by Kenter with 10 points. Other scorers included Wallace and Schmidt with seven points each, Elise Stafford with five points and Huff with four points.
Heritage led for most of the first three periods of play, holding a 12-6 edge after one and 29-25 at the intermission. The Jags still led 40-38 at the end of the third.
In the third-place game, the Jags were edged by Glen Rose, 33-27.
The Jags opened the tournament with a 45-42 win over Azle, then followed that with a 64-10 rout of Carrollton Turner. On Friday, HHS edged Ferris, 45-44.
The Jags will travel to Stephenville on Friday night for their final game before Christmas break. They’ll return to the floor next Thursday for the Bryan-College Station tournament.