HARKER HEIGHTS — Sierra Brooks did not make her first field goal until 5 minutes remained in the third quarter, and it would not be her last.
Harker Heights’ standout guard and the defending District 12-6A Most Valuable Player could not connect early on against visiting Temple, and the lack of production was costly.
The Tem-Cats claimed a lead in the first quarter and held it for a majority of the game, seeing the advantage swell to 43-41 with 4:59 left in regulation.
Then, Brooks, who missed all eight of her first-half field goals, discovered her rhythm.
The senior scored 11 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 0.5 seconds to go, guiding the Lady Knights to a 48-46 victory.