The Brownsboro Bears staged two comeback attempts on Thursday to open the Great East Texas Shootout.
The Bearettes (8-5) rebounded from a miserable first half to beat the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes, 40-34, in first-round tournament action, then came up short in a 48-41 loss to the Sunnyvale Lady Raiders later in the day.
Brownsboro scored just nine first half points — including a measly three in the second quarter — in falling behind to Gilmer at the half, 17-9.
Briana Warren and Shelbie Bagby helped the Bearettes turn the tables, scoring nine and seven points, respectively in a 19-point outburst in the third that gave Brownsboro a 28-26 lead.
Sidney Hightower led the Bearettes with 12 points. Warren finished with 11. Bagby netted eight.
The Bearettes trailed the Lady Raiders after each of the first three quarters in their evening matchup, but closed the gap to 38-36 in the final minutes on Devin Carter’s wild three-pointer that found the bottom of the net.
The Lady Raiders got a pair of easy layups and went 2 of 4 from the line in the final minute to hang on for the win.
Robert E. Lee 45, Harmony 34
Brownsboro 40, Gilmer 34
Alba Golden 33, Canton 26
Sunnyvale 48, Brownsboro 41
Kerens 64, Grace Community 36
Canton 42, Anna 35
Sunnyvale 42, Kaufman 15
Snook 47, Jacksonville 46
TK Gorman 70, Neches 42
Neches 50, Bullard 49
John Tyler 66, Gladewater 38
Jacksonville 41, MP Chapel Hill 20
Rains 40, Van 32
Martins Mill 68, Athens 25
MP Chapel Hill 58, All Saints 12
Robert E. Lee 65, Ty. Chapel Hill 56
Van 46, Gladewater 41
Martins Mill 28, All Saints 10
Athens 51, Westwood 39
Alba Golden 43, Pine Tree 37
Ty. Chapel Hill 44, Pittsburg 37
TK Gorman 63, Huntington 34
Pittsburg 50, Harmony 43
John Tyler 70, Rains 60