No. 7 HHS resumes district success

Jags win at Life, rout Hillsboro at home for 20th victory on season

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Heritage's Elise Stafford eyes the basket during Friday night's District 11-4A home game against Hillsboro. The Jaguars rolled to an 84-19 rout.

The Class 4A No. 7-ranked Heritage High School girls’ basketball Jaguars picked up where they left off as they resumed District 11-4A play with wins at Life Waxahachie last Tuesday and home against Hillsboro on Friday evening.

The Jags reached the 20-win plateau for the fifth straight season on Friday night as they crushed Hillsboro, 84-19. The Jags led 36-7 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

Four players reached double digits in scoring for HHS. Jerzie Bryant led with 16 points, followed by Elise Stafford with 14, Grace Sweeney with 13 and Taysie Trejo with 11. Other scorers were Ivy Preusser and Asia Purnell with eight each; Kora Huff, Natalya Shelton and Alayna Lopez with four each; and Ava Batty and Cayla Williams with one apiece.

Last Tuesday, the Jags went on the road for their first game of the new calendar year and battled to a 44-29 win over Life Waxahachie. HHS slowly built a 24-18 halftime lead, and used a 13-3 run in the third quarter to take control.

Bryant took team scoring honors again with nine points, followed by Stafford with seven, Maddie Berumen and Preusser with six each, Lopez and Huff with four each, Batty with three, Jules Burrows with two, and Trejo with one.

The Jags (20-5, 5-0) enjoyed a district open date on Tuesday. They will play their next two on the road, traveling to Ferris on Friday for a 6:15 p.m. start and to Alvarado next Tuesday with tip set for 7 p.m.