Longtime rivals Lamar Consolidated and Terry played in front of a sold-out crowd Tuesday night.
Lamar Consolidated came out strong, scoring immediately after tip-off. By the end of the first quarter, Lamar Consolidated was up 17-14. The Mustangs went into halftime with a one point lead over the Rangers, 32-31. Both teams traded baskets and the score remained close until Terry began to pull away in the third quarter 52-42. Terry got the victory, stunning Lamar Consolidated in their home gym. The final score of the game was 68-58 Rangers. Top scorers for the Terry Rangers included Cody Ray (17 pts), Gerry Ray (16 pts), and Connell Olivacce Jr. (15 pts).
Across town, the Lady Mustangs took on the Lady Rangers at Terry High School. Lady Mustangs dominated and won the game 70-37. Lady Mustang SG Jr. Hannah Humphrey had an impressive night and surpassed 1,000 career points.
Lamar Consolidated and Terry will play one last time this season next month in part 2 of Battle of the Berg. Terry will host on February 14th.
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HOUSTON – Never before has so much been on the line.
For the past nine years when New Caney and Porter have met in their annual rivalry game - the Battle Line on 59 - the only thing that has been up for grabs is bragging rights – which the Eagles have claimed every time.
Also up for grabs, the ownership of a four-foot tall trophy – which is a Highway 59 sign on top of a wooden base with the name of the game's previous winners on the side.
This year's winner will get that trophy to display in their fieldhouse for the next 365 days and the community bragging rights that comes with it. But also goes to the winner a gold football as the District 9-5A-DI Champion.
Like I said, never has this much been on the line.
"Kind of felt like it could come to something like this," New Caney coach Brady Pennington said. "What an exciting time for New Caney ISD to have both their high school's playing for a district championship in the Battle Line game. We just wanted to get better as the season progressed and trying to be playing our best ball going into the playoffs.
"What a great game right before going into the playoffs to test your kids."