Both the Robstown Cottonpicker boys and girls basketball teams beat the H.M. King Brahmas Friday night at the Robstown High School Gym.
The girls beat the Lady Brahmas, 58-36. After the victory, the Lady Pickers moved to 3-4 in district with a small shot of still making the playoffs. The Calallen Lady Wildcats, Tuloso-Midway Cherokees and the Flour Bluff Lady Hornets were in a three-way tie for the District 31-4A lead.
Robstown needed to win to stay in the chase.
They worked well on offense and defense throughout the entire game, outscoring H.M. King 33-14 in the first half.
The Lady Brahmas' only highlight in the game was when they outscored the Lady Pickers, 16-11, in the third quarter.
Leading the way in scoring was Krystal Siller, who had 17 points.
H.M. King's Shasha King scored 15.
As for the Cottonpicker boys, they won their first district game of the season, beating the H.M. King Brahmas, 70-58.
Robstown's Brandon Diaz led the way with a game-high 20 points. Mike Castaneda also scored in double figures for the Cottonpickers with 14.
The Brahmas had four players scoring in double figures, and outscored Robstown in 3-pointers, 6-3, but it did not result in a win.
Justin Perez was the leading scorer for H.M. King with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. Darius Hudson scored 17.
The Cottonpickers were 1-4 at the halfway point.
H.M. King was still hoping to get its first district win after the loss to Robstown. They are 0-5.
The Lady Brahmas were also 0-5 after their loss to the Lady Pickers.
Robstown's boys' and girls' basketball teams faced off against Calallen at the Wildcats' gym Tuesday night.
Robstown faces Flour Bluff at home Friday night.
The girls play the Lady Hornets at 6:30, while the boys team will play following the girls.