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DeGrate powers Waco La Vega over Wylie 66-53

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 4:02 PM

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 4:02 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Erin DeGrate had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Waco La Vega beat Abilene Wylie 66-53 in the Class 3A state semifinals Thursday to keep alive their bid to become the 19th undefeated champion in state history.

Calveion Landrum scored 19 points for Waco La Vega (34-0). She had 10 in the first quarter when the top-ranked team in 3A raced to a 13-2 lead and cruised to the victory.

The Pirates smothered Wylie with full-court pressure to force 11 turnovers in the first half. La Vega shot 52 percent in building at 38-16 lead by halftime and cruised through the second half.

Landrum finished with 19 points and Yasmine Evans scored 11 for La Vega.

Peyton Sanders scored 15 to lead Wylie (30-6).

Topics: Abilene Wylie-Waco La Vega

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