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Friday hoops replay: Rockwall downs McKinney North with double OT dunk
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Frisco Wakeland girls win battle for first
Alana Aguirre scored 21 points, and Faith Hunt added 19 as the Frisco Wakeland girls gained sole possession of first place in District 9-4A with a 64-56 victory over Frisco Liberty.
With one game left in the regular season, Wakeland (22-10, 12-1) has a one-game lead over Liberty (19-12, 11-2). The teams split their two district meetings. Wakeland led, 50-29, entering the fourth quarter before Liberty closed with a 27-14 run. Beatrice Attura led Liberty with 21 points.
State power falls
Jasmine Dubose scored 15 points as Lamar (22-12, 11-2) gained sole possession of second place in District 4-5A with a 52-44 win over Arlington Bowie, the state’s 16th-ranked 5A team. Lamar is a game behind North Crowley.
Down to the wire
With one game left in the regular season, the Southlake Carroll and Keller girls are tied for first in District 7-5A and split their two district meetings. Carroll (28-3, 12-1), ranked seventh in the state in 5A, got 18 points from freshman Kennedy Leonard and beat Saginaw, 54-39, on Friday. Taylor Vincent scored 15 points to lead Keller (25-6, 12-1) to a 60-45 win over Coppell. Carroll hosts Denton Guyer on Tuesday, and Keller plays at Keller Fossil Ridge.
The Sachse girls had already clinched the District 10-5A title, but they had to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit Friday to remain unbeaten in district play. Candice Followwell scored 22 points, and North Texas signee Acheil Tac scored 20 as Sachse (27-6, 13-0) beat Garland Naaman Forest, 62-54, in overtime. Karah Sicurella made a 3-pointer for Naaman Forest with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Elijah Thomas, Rockwall, post: The freshman laid the ball in at the buzzer off an inbounds alley-oop to give Rockwall a 71-69 double-overtime win vs. McKinney North. Rockwall freshman Austin Grandstaff hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the first overtime to tie it.
Zach Peters, Prestonwood, forward: The Kansas signee had 30 points and 14 rebounds as Prestonwood, the state’s second-ranked large private school, beat Fort Worth Nolan, 72-63.
Jonathan Shannon, McKinney, guard: With McKinney star AJ Moutry out with an injury, Shannon was 15-of-17 at the free throw line and scored 30 points in a 76-69 win vs. Wylie East.
Keyunta Watkins, Trophy Club Byron Nelson, point guard: Had 26 points and eight rebounds as his team clinched a playoff spot with a 70-60 win over Azle.
Faith Rolen, Carrollton Newman Smith, guard: Made a layup with 1.3 seconds left in a 50-49 win vs. Frisco Centennial.
Amy Kleynhans, McKinney North, post: Scored on a putback with six seconds left to give McKinney North (19-11, 9-4 District 10-4A) a 41-40 win over Rockwall (27-7, 11-2), the state’s 13th-ranked 4A team. Alexis Mason led North with 16 points.
Alexis Jones, Irving MacArthur, guard: The Duke signee had 31 points, eight assists and eight steals as MacArthur (30-2, 15-0 District 6-5A), the state’s top-ranked 5A team, beat Haltom, 84-33.
Adrienne Drake, Kimball, post: Had a triple-double with 30 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in a 65-41 win vs. Molina. A’Lexsis Ford also had a triple-double for Kimball, finishing with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocks.
Eric Reed, Mesquite: The Long Island University signee was 10-of-13 from the free throw line and scored 21 points as Mesquite (17-10, 6-1) beat North Mesquite, 57-43, and remained tied with DeSoto for first place in District 11-5A.
Gabrielle Wilkins, Garland: The SMU signee scored 19 points as Garland (23-8, 10-3) clinched second place in District 10-5A with a 68-43 victory over Rowlett.
Rebounds by Daeshon Hall for the Lancaster boys in an 85-32 victory against Terrell. Lancaster improved to 13-1 in District 15-4A with the win.
Points scored by Aubrey Allison for the Frisco Legacy girls in a 55-44 win over Colleyville Covenant.
Career wins for Euless Trinity girls coach Sue Cannon after a 55-41 win over Irving Nimitz. With one game left in the season, Trinity is 15-15 overall and 5-10 in District 6-5A.