A pair of big games defensively helped the Palacios Sharks even their District 24-3A record at 2-2.

The Sharks beat Boling Tuesday 56-21 after getting their first district win over Danbury 66-37 the Friday before.

In the win over Boling, the Sharks allowed just nine points through the first three quarters before the Bulldogs put on a spurt in the fourth quarter.

Palacios’ Camron Polk almost equaled Boling’s point total by himself. Polk scored 20 to lead a number of Shark scorers in the contest.

Keegan Garcia also scored in double-digits for Palacios with 10 points. 

Jordin Nemes (seven), Gary Haynes (five), Jacob Guerrero (four), Nathan Perez (four), Reed Bowers (two), Slone Greaves (two) and Julian Diaz (two) also scored for the Sharks.

Against Danbury, Polk was also the leading scorer for the Sharks with 18. Garcia was in double digits also with 11 points.

Kolby Wilson added nine points and Perez added eight.

Haynes (six), Greaves (five), Nemes (five) and Bowers (three) also scored for the Sharks.

Palacios Girls 62, Boling 29

Palacios improved to 5-1 in District 24-3A play with a lopsided victory over Boling Tuesday.

Palacios (17-9 overall) stands in second place in the 24-3A standings behind Hitchcock, which is unbeaten in district play.

The Sharkettes outscored Boling 41-14 in the first half and never looked back.

“It was a great defensive effort, probably our best half of the year,” Palacios Coach Aaron Wollam said. “We shot the ball well, ran the floor and flat got after it.”

Aleena Acosta and Cara Polk each put in 15 points to lead Palacios scorers. 

Acosta also had eight rebounds and eight steals while Polk had six rebounds and five steals.

Avery Kubecka was also in double figures with 12 points. Kubecka also had four rebounds and eight steals.

Jordan Peeples (six points, six rebounds, three steals), Paula Palfaro (four points, eight rebounds), Cyra Polk (three points, three steals), Kylie Kolb (three points) and De’ja Jones (two points) also contributed to the Sharkettes’ victory.

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