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Friday's basketball replay: Lake Highlands survives big rally by Jesuit
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Lake Highlands survives big rally by Jesuit
The Lake Highlands boys saw a 16-point fourth-quarter lead disappear Friday night, but they didn’t let the win get away against visiting Jesuit. After Jesuit went on a 22-2 run to start the quarter, guard Beau Barnes made three clutch free throws to help Lake Highlands knock off Jesuit, 51-47.
Lake Highlands (12-10, 3-2 in District 9-5A) led 40-24 after three quarters, but Jesuit (17-4, 3-2) mounted a fierce comeback to take a 46-42 lead with 41 seconds left. Lake Highlands’ Travis Hornstein hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one. After Jesuit made only one of two free throws, Barnes was fouled on the baseline and made two free throws to tie the score at 47-47 with 12 seconds left.
Barnes then stole a pass and was fouled again with five seconds left. He made one free throw to give Lake Highlands back the lead, and Lake Highlands iced the game by stealing Jesuit’s long desperation pass.
James Lonergan led Lake Highlands with 18 points, while Steven Spieth had 18 for Jesuit.
In a matchup of state-ranked 5A girls teams, No. 3 Duncanville got 18 points from Kiara Perry and 16 from Tasia Foman and beat No. 18 Mansfield Timberview, 74-44. Duncanville (26-1, 7-0) is one game ahead of Cedar Hill for the District 5-5A lead and two games ahead of Timberview.
Win hurts for Carroll
Kayla Reinhart scored 14 points as the Southlake Carroll girls (23-2, 7-0) remained alone in first in District 7-5A with a 52-39 win over Denton Guyer (20-6, 5-2). But in the third quarter, Reinhart, Carroll’s leading scorer, was fouled on a breakaway and injured her knee. She was on crutches later.
David Allen, Highland Park, guard: Scored 23 points as Highland Park (18-2, 5-0) gained sole possession of first place in District 10-4A with a 62-61 win over McKinney (13-8, 4-1). AJ Moutry, who had scored 96 points in his last two games, led McKinney with 20 points.
Marvell Green, South Garland, forward: Had 19 points in a 47-42 win vs. Garland Naaman Forest, the state’s 21st-ranked 5A team.
James Pegues, Arlington Oakridge, forward: One week after a 46-point game, he scored 33 in a 66-56 win vs. Oklahoma City Casady.
Leyton Hammonds, Richland, forward: Had 23 points and nine steals as the state’s fourth-ranked 5A team beat Grapevine, 70-56.
Joseph Gonzalez, Lovejoy, post: Had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the state’s ninth-ranked 3A team beat Frisco Lone Star, 72-61.
Alyssa Lang, Rockwall, post: The Rice signee had 13 points, 20 rebounds and eight blocks as the state’s 15th-ranked 4A team beat Richardson Pearce, 54-30, and remained tied with Wylie for first in District 10-4A.
Kiara Davis, North Crowley, guard: Scored 27 points – 20 in the first half – as 4-5A leader North Crowley (17-11, 7-0) beat Arlington Sam Houston, 49-24.
Tayler Young, Royse City, guard: Had 30 points, seven steals and five assists in a 73-34 win over Greenville.
Aubrey Allison, Frisco Legacy, guard: Followed up Tuesday’s 34-point performance by scoring 30 in a 78-34 win against Irving The Highlands.
Mariah Mitchell, McKinney, guard: Scored 28 points in a 68-65 win vs. Highland Park.
60.4: Average margin of victory by the Lincoln girls in five district games. Lincoln, ranked second in the state in 4A, beat Conrad, 93-40, on Friday.
16: Rebounds for freshman Hunter Cauley for the Dallas Christian girls in a 48-35 win over Tyler All Saints. She also had 22 points.
7: Blocked shots by Destiny Nunley for the Richland girls in a 72-67 overtime win over Grapevine. She scored 24 points.
Holt Harmon, Plano West: Harmon, who is headed to Cornell, scored a game-high 15 points to lead Plano West (18-6, 4-1 District 8-5A) to a 74-44 victory over Plano. Plano West, ranked fifth in the state in 5A, had five players score in double figures.
Ayriel Anderson, Irving MacArthur: The Texas State signee scored a game-high 20 points as MacArthur (25-2, 10-0 District 6-5A), the state’s top-ranked 5A team, beat Euless Trinity, 72-31. Duke signee Alexis Jones scored 16 for defending 5A state champion MacArthur.