(McAllen, Texas)-On Friday night, McAllen Nikki Rowe Warriors dribbled past McAllen Memorial 47-41 in a key 31-5A battle with playoff implications. With the win, the Warriors (15-14, 9-4) are in the hunt for a playoff spot with McAllen HS just to games behind. The Mustangs are locked in second place.
The Warriors, coached by Jose Yebra, kept the Mustangs (24-6, 12-3) off balance with Mission North IDEA senior twin transfers forwards, 6’2 Manuel and 6’2 Raul Bejarano. Manuel led the Warriors with 20-points for the night as they jumped out to a 21-12 lead at the end of the first half. Rose Martinez led the Mustangs with 15-points and Caden Keller added another 14 for the night.

Both twins played for North IDEA as sophomores and juniors leading their team to consecutive 3A Area playoff appearances with an undefeated record of 38-0 in two seasons before transferring to Rowe during the summer. Both standout players also tried out recently for the Mexican 17U Junior National Basketball team.

(Pictured is Mission IDEA North transfer Manuel Bejarano leading Rowe with 20-points in win over McAllen Memorial/HSSMIMAGES/Ruiz)

Here are more scores from Friday night…

District 31-6A
Edinburg High 61, Edinburg North 54
La Joya High 53, Edinburg Economedes 48
Mission High 46, PSJA High 31

District 32-6A
Brownsville Hanna 74, Weslaco High 70
Harlingen High 68, Brownsville Rivera 55
San Benito 49, Los Fresnos 48

District 30-5A
Rio Grande City 63, Laredo Cigarroa 51
Laredo Nixon 87, Mission Veterans 36
La Joya Palmview 81, Roma 55

District 31-5A
McAllen Rowe 47, McAllen Memorial 41
PSJA Memorial 70, PSJA Southwest 46
PSJA North 56, Valley View 50
Edinburg Vela 75, Sharyland Pioneer 49

District 32-5A
Bro Pace 43, Brownsville Veterans 38
Brownsville Lopez 54, Brownsville Porter 40
Harlingen South 65, Donna High 47
Mercedes 97, Donna North 42
Weslaco East 52, Edcouch-Elsa 39

District 32-4A
Zapata 37, Grulla 29
Port Isabel 51, Hidalgo 33

District 31-3A
Edinburg IDEA 47, Pharr IDEA 45

District 32-3A
Santa Rosa 79, Brownsville IDEA Frontier 47
Progreso 61, Rio Hondo 54, 2 OT
Bro IDEA Sports Park 58, IDEA Riverview 33
Lyford 78, Monte Alto 38

District 32-1A
San Perlita 98, Benavides 20