The Hornets ran their season-opening win streak to six Thursday with a convincing 72-52 victory over Lamar Consolidated in the first round of the Brenham High School Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament.

Huntsville jumped out to a 27-13 lead in the first quarter and kept pouring it on during the second quarter. At halftime, the Hornets led 49-23.

“We played a great first half,” Hornets coach Doug Anderson said. “That was probably the best half we’ve played this year as far as how we moved the basketball. We scored 27 points in the first quarter and added 22 more in the second.”

Senior center Kyedrick Fuller led Huntsville with 19 points. Junior guard Drae Murray and senior guard Michael Williams scored 12 points each and senior forward Broderick Purvis added 10.

After the Hornets built a substantial lead in the first two periods, they slowed the pace and held off the Mustangs.

Anderson said his team was wide awake for the 10 a.m. game.

“We did a good job team effort-wise and we did a good job playing defense,” the coach said. “We also did a good job executing our offense in the first half. That was the first time, I thought, that we did a really good job offensively this season.”

The Hornets go for victory No. 7 today at 1 p.m. against Cy-Ridge, a team that knocked off Texas City in a first-round game Thursday.

In other first-round action, Brenham rolled over West Columbia. Bay City was forced to play Brenham’s junior varsity team after Killeen Shoemaker was a no-show.

With a win this afternoon, Huntsville can advance to the Saturday’s championship game. That contest is scheduled to tip off at 2:30 p.m. in the main gym at Brenham High School.