Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Boys basketball roundup: Lake Highlands boys earn last spot in District 9-5A
RICHARDSON — In a game to decide the final playoff spot in District 9-5A, senior guard Trey Bingham led Lake Highlands to a dominating 95-57 win over Richardson at Richardson Berkner’s gym.
Bingham scored 33 points, 21 in the first half, as Lake Highlands built an early lead that Richardson could not overcome.
After Brandon Scott hit a free throw to pull Richardson within two at the 3:00 mark in the first quarter, Lake Highlands went on an 11-0 run to grab a 25-12 lead at the end of the quarter.
Lake Highlands (19-13) will meet District 10-5A champion Garland Lakeview — the state’s top-ranked 5A team — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson Pearce.
Frisco Liberty 53, Carrollton Creekview 50: Liberty outscored Creekview, 18-6, in the fourth quarter to win a tiebreaker that decided the final playoff berth from District 9-4A. Aaron Estes scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter for Liberty (19-14). Liberty will open the playoffs against Highland Park.
Pinkston 48, Carter 36: Cameron Dupree scored 12 points to help Pinkston win a tiebreaker for the final playoff spot in District 11-4A.
Keller Fossil Ridge 51, Justin Northwest 46 (2 OT): Dre Anderson scored 19, and Julian Edmonson added 17 as Fossil Ridge (19-11) won a double-overtime thriller that decided the final playoff berth from District 7-5A.