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Here are Thursday night's area high school basketball finals. West girls basketball improves to 8-3 with a win at the Laredo tournament over McAllen Rowe, 65-34. Carrie Lacy led West with 20 points. Double double for the Warriors Kennedy Youngblood, with 18 points, ten rebounds. The West girls play twice in Laredo Friday starting at 10:30 in the morning against Laredo Martin, then at 7:30 p.m. versus Laredo LBJ.
East girls win twice at the Buda Hays tournament. After beating Thorndale, 67-42, with Leilani Wimbish-Gay leading the way with 21 points, 
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the Titan girls beat Bastrop, 64-38. Zakari Perry leads the Titan girls with 16 points, 12 for Imani Wimbish-Gay. East girls next play at Buda Friday afternoon at 12:30 vs. San Antonio Johnson.
St. Joe boys get their second straight win. This one coming in their opener at the Bloomington tournament, 48-37 over Louise.
Tomas Young paced the Flyers with 14 points, 13 for Tavion Vareta. St. Joe has two games in Bloomington Friday starting at 1:30 in the afternoon and again at 4:30 p.m.
St. Joe girls win twice at the Industrial tournament. After beating Bishop, 45-43, with Maegan Marshall scoring 17 points and Alisa Novosad 10, the Lady Flyers beat Sweeny, 64-38. 20 points apiece for Marshall and Novosad, 13 for Maiya Tillman. The St. Joe girls play twice at Industrial Friday, starting at 2:00 in the afternoon against the host team, then at 5:00 vs. Hallettsville.

Kristy Wallace scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 9 Baylor held No. 20 Kentucky without a field goal in the third quarter on way to a 90-63 victory Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
    
The Lady Bears outscored the Wildcats 23-6 in that decisive quarter, with Kentucky (6-1) missing all 13 of its shots from the floor while losing for the first time.
    
Wallace led six players in double figures for Lady Bears (6-1), who shot 54 percent (35 for 65) from the floor and 53 percent (9 for 17) on 3-pointers. The senior guard had plenty of help in the backcourt, with Alexis Morris scoring 15 points and Juicy Landry 14.
    
Maci Morris had a game-high 22 points for Kentucky, which had four players in double figures and made 11-of-19 3-pointers (58 percent). But the Wildcats shot only 32 percent overall after shooting only 8 for 40 inside the arc.
    
Baylor was up only 25-21 in the second quarter when Kentucky was called for a flagrant foul. Wallace made the two free throws, Morris added layup to make it a four-point trip and start a 12-2 run.
    
Kentucky was back within seven before Landrum made two 3s and Wallace added one from long range in a 67-second span just before halftime for a 50-34 lead.
    
Jaida Roper added 12 points for Kentucky, while Taylor Murray and Makenzie Cann had 10 each.
 

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