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Madison averages 98 points in DISD Coca-Cola wins over Skyline, Spruce
Madison put on an offensive show on the opening day of the DISD Coca-Cola Tournament on Tuesday at Forester Field House.
Madison scored 100 and 96 points against Skyline and Spruce, respectively. Madison’s average margin of victory was 40 points, and it never trailed. Charlie Alexander and Anthony Hollins led the way with 37 and 29 points.
Lincoln also went 2-0 but made a nasty habit of starting games slow and with little energy. Thanks to second-half surges, Lincoln was able to put away West Mesquite and Garland Lakeview late. Lincoln will try to be the first team to hold Madison to fewer than 96 points Wednesday.
After getting torched by Lincoln in its first game, West Mesquite came back strong with a 71-52 thumping of Episcopal School of Dallas. Anthony Walker led the way for West Mesquite with 14 points. West Mesquite will take on Skyline on Wednesday.
Lancaster pulls away from Red Oak: Brandon Fisher and Daeshone Hall turned it up in the second half, and Lancaster pulled away from Red Oak 73-59 in a second-round game at Ellis Davis Field House.
After clinging to a five-point halftime advantage, Fisher, who scored a game-high 20, netted eight and Hall, who totaled 13, added nine in the final two quarters as Lancaster advanced to the quarterfinals.
Lancaster (9-4) will face Kimball, which easily defeated Bryan Adams 80-43 in the other second-round game at the same venue. Shannon Lilly Jr. knocked down five threes, finishing with 24 points for the tournament’s defending champs. Kimball (14-3) raced to a 12-2 lead, pulled ahead 22-6 early in the second quarter and had 12 players record at least one point.
North Dallas forward Demarquez Pugh led all scorers in the opening round, scoring 22, which accounted for half of his team’s points, in a loss to Bryan Adams.
Hillcrest upsets Woodrow Wilson: No. 19 Hillcrest had three players score at least 10 points in a 64-48 upset win against Woodrow Wilson in the second round at Loos Field House.
With the victory, Hillcrest (12-2) advances to play Sachse (9-8) in the quarterfinals at noon Wednesday at Loos.
Hillcrest’s Julius Foster had a game-high 17 points. He had 18 points in Hillcrest's first-round victory against Mesquite Horn. Along with Foster, Tim Singleton had 13 points and Roderick Tasby added 12 points in the second-round win.
Conrad missed a potential game-winning jump shot with time expiring as Sachse defeated Conrad, 52-51, in the second round. Michael Olivares led Sachse with 13 points, including seven points in the fourth quarter. AJ Goss and Michael Maxwell added 10 points each.
SOC spreads scoring in blowout win: South Oak Cliff (14-4) had five players score in double figures while routing Molina 94-60 in second-round action at Sprague Field House. SOC will play South Grand Prairie in the quarterfinals Wednesday at noon at Sprague. In the two games played Tuesday, SOC’s Christopher Hyder scored 20 points and recorded 11 assists. Bryan Umoru added 29 points and 17 rebounds.
South Grand Prairie (16-1) routed Adamson 73-25. Jayrn Johnson and Jalen Bennings combined for 32 points to pace SGP. Eleven different players scored for SGP. Johnson scored 39 points in the two games played Tuesday.
Molina’s Michael McGee and Steven McDonald combined for 33 points leading to a 69-60 victory over Samuell. McGee and McDonald also combined for 11 assists while McGee added 10 rebounds.
Avery Air Invitational
Rowlett wins opener in Plano tournament: Rowlett opened the Avery Air Invitational with a hard-fought win over Triple A Academy, 68-65. Rowlett was led by Jeffrey Carroll’s 27 points. Nathan Hawkins added 21.
A.J. Moutry scored 32, including 23 in the first half, to lead McKinney, a finalist in this tournament last year, to an 83-73 win over Lake Highlands.
Stephen Buckner scored 20 for Carrollton Creekview in a 51-43 win over North Mesquite.
Highland Park cruised to a 70-33 win over Richardson. Highland Park built a 43-14 halftime lead and never was challenged.