Tuesday Night Sports: January 18

Basketball: Notre Dame Sweeps Rivalry Showdown

The Notre Dame Knights and Lady Knights won TAPPS District 1-A in 2010, but they'd started a little slow in 2011. Tuesday night they took a step in the right direction, and a pair of rivalry wins.

Notre Dame went to Wichita Christian's gym and took a pair of wins, the girls winning 52-29 and the boys 64-50.

For the Lady Knights, Mary Brady led the way with 21 points, while Jessica Hernandez added 17.

In the boys' game, Cobi Niedzwiecki led the Knights with 33 points, while the Stars were led by Matt Steigerwald's 15.

In other action, Wichita Falls High School hosted The Colony in District 4-4A play. The Lady Coyotes played the Lady Cougars tough, but still were unable to get their first-ever win against The Colony, falling 46-43. Carolyn Taylor led the Lady Coyotes (16-8, 3-4) with 19 points.

The Coyotes started fast against The Colony, leading 9-5 on a trio of three-pointers, but after that it was all Cougars, who went on a 17-3 run to build a 22-12 lead late in the first, and cruised to a 75-52 win. Bubba Mathis led WFHS (9-13, 3-2) with 13 points.

The Rider Lady Raiders continued their breakthrough season with a 43-22 win at Little Elm behind 11 points from Jennifer Sissel and 10 from Ashley Zimpel. The win improves the Lady Raiders to 20-6, 6-1 in District play.

In other action, Burkburnett swept Bowie at home, with the 4th-ranked Bulldogs scoring the game's first 32 points to dismantle the Jackrabbits 86-38. Derrell Gibbs and Jerrard Graham led a balanced Bulldog attack with 10 points each. Earlier, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Rabbits 61-36 behind 18 points from Brenna Moore and 16 from Macy Cooke.

In other 6-3A girls action, Hirschi picked up their first District win and handed Graham their first District loss, upsetting the Lady Blues at home 36-35.

Soccer: WFHS Boys Rally from Halftime Deficit to Beat Wylie 5-2

The Wichita Falls Coyote soccer team hosted Abilene Wylie Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium, a game moved from McNiel Field after the Rider girls' game, also against Wylie, was canceled.

The Coyotes jumped on top in the first half on a goal by Ricky Gardea from about 20 yards out, but the lead was short-lived. Wylie tied it up just 1:22 later on a header off of a free kick, then a few minutes later the Bulldogs took the lead on a deflected clear by a Coyote defender.

The game went to halftime with the Coyotes trailing 2-1, but they rallied in the second half for four goals, taking a 5-2 victory. Diego Saldana scored on an outstanding back-heel kick, and Juan Oviedo, Patrick Stevens and Juan Rodriguez also scored for the Coyotes, who will play Thursday in the Denton Guyer Invitational.

The Lady Coyotes also picked up a win Tuesday night, scoring an upset win at #6 Denton Ryan. Sierra Anderson scored for the 4-0 Lady Coyotes

They were scheduled to play Thursday in the United Invitational, but as of late Tuesday night, Thursday's games in the tournament have been postponed until Friday due to inclement weather expected in Texoma that day.

Also Tuesday night, the Hirschi Huskies went to Everman and came away with a 0-0 draw.