Braxton McCoy scored 18 points, Bryson Power added 11 and Luke Bishop finished with 10 to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a 64-54 victory over Abilene High School Monday night at the Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.
The win advances the Bearcats to the consolation bracket semifinals. Aledo will play next at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the main AHS gym.
The Bearcats led 17-13 after the first quarter and 33-28 at the half.
Both teams scored 14 points in the third period as the Bearcats took a 47-42 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for Aledo were Dawson Gates and Cam Caldwell, each with eight points, Brevin McCoy with six and Dakota Fischer with three.
Aledo junior guard Dakota Fischer (15) breaks the press Monday afternoon during the Bearcats 52-34 loss to Keller Central in the first round of the Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic at Aledo High School.
Keller Central jumped out to a 20-9 lead and never looked back as the Chargers ran past the Aledo Bearcats, 52-34, Monday afternoon at the Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.
The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 7:30 p.m. today against Abilene at the AHS gym.
Braxton McCoy led the Bearcats with nine points, with Dawson Gates adding eight, including a pair of three-point buckets.
Aledo sophomore middle hitter Maddie Goings (13) earned first-team, all-state honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association volleyball team.
Two Ladycats - senior libero Tyler Lucas and senior outside hitter Madison Lopez - earned all-state, second-team honors.
Selected to the all-state, third team was sophomore setter Erin Weiss.
The Ladycats were the undefeated champions of District 8-5A and were state semifinalists.
It is said that football is a game of inches.
Make that 36 inches for the Aledo Bearcats.
Trailing 45-42 to Temple with less than a minute to play in the Class 5A, Division I state championship football game Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the defending state champion Bearcats faced a fourth and one at the Temple 10.
The Bearcats had the option to try for a relatively-short 27-yard field goal to tie the contest and potentially send it to overtime, but first-year Bearcats head coach Steve Wood opted instead to go for the win.
The Aledo Bearcats defeated Temple 49-45 to win their fifth state championship in six years. Stay tuned for the full story!
By Tony Eierdam
The Community News
Steve WoodAledo ISD superintendent Derek Citty announced shortly after the Class 5A, Division I state championship football game - won by Aledo 49-45 Saturday - that he is removing the “Interim” title by naming Steve Wood as the Aledo Bearcats permanent head football coach.
Wood, a longtime Aledo assistant and former defensive coordinator, was named Bearcats interim head football coach on July 31 when Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan stepped down after 21 years to concentrate on his athletic director duties.
Jumping out to an 11-0 lead and never looking back, the Aledo Bearcats ran past Joshua, 48-22, Friday night in the boys' District 8-5A basketball opener at the AHS gym.
In the night cap, the Ladycats came back from behind to force overtime before falling 57-53 to Joshua in the extra session.
The Bearcats begin district at 1-0, while the Ladycats fall to 1-2 in 8-5A.
For the complete story on both games see the Dec. 26 issue of The Community News.
In front of the Aledo High School student body, staff and faculty at the state championship pep rally this afternoon at the AHS gym, Aledo senior captains Luke Bishop and Isaiah Mallory hold a trophy awarded to the Bearcats as the Chevrolet WFAA (Channel 8) High School Sports Special Team of the Week for last week’s state semifinal win over Tyler John Tyler. The Bearcats will face Temple at noon Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the Class 5A, Division I state championship.
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In an ending marred in controversy, Cleburne intercepted an Aledo in bounds pass with two seconds left to play and the Lady Jackets held on to defeat the Ladycats, 43-40, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS gym.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 1-1 in district play while Cleburne raised its 8-5A mark to 2-0.
Aledo led early in the opening quarter, but Cleburne came back with a 12-2 run in the second period to take a commanding 26-12 lead at the half.
But the Ladycats came out on fire to begin the third quarter as Cameron Huddleston and Kara Williams each sank three-point buckets to cut the Cleburne lead to 26-18.