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Boys hoops playoff roundup: 18-0 start carries Marcus over Duncanville
Mansfield Timberview beats Coppell on late 3-pointer
ARLINGTON — Defending Class 5A state champion Flower Mound Marcus scored the game’s first 18 points en route to a 65-37 win over Duncanville in a second-round playoff game Friday night.
Marcus (34-2), ranked No. 1 in the state, advanced to face Mansfield Timberview in a 5A Region I quarterfinal.
Marcus held Duncanville (19-15) scoreless until there was 1:06 remaining in the first quarter. Marcus led, 22-2, after one quarter.
Oklahoma State signees Phil Forte and Marcus Smart led Marcus with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
In other second-round playoff games:
Mansfield Timberview 53, Coppell 51: Cornelius Hudson hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to win it for Timberview (20-14), the No. 4 seed from District 5-5A.
Timberview, coming off a win over Richland, the state’s fourth-ranked team, got a team-high 15 points from Chris Owens. Jett Raines scored four straight points to give Coppell (25-9) a 51-50 lead with 34 seconds left. He finished with 24 points.
Garland Naaman Forest 64, Killeen Shoemaker 43: Trent Dawson scored 17 points, Kent High added 15, and Demarcus Holland had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Naaman Forest (26-7).
Woodrow Wilson 54, McKinney North 40: Junior point guard Chance Houston was 10-of-11 from the free throw line, scoring a game-high 18 points as Woodrow Wilson defeated McKinney North, 54-40, in a Class 4A Region II area playoff at Naaman Forest High School.
Woodrow (26-3), ranked 9th in the state, advances to face Kimball (29-5) next week in a DISD battle of top-five area ranked teams. Woodrow is the area No.3 team with Kimball coming in at No. 4.
Houston averaged 6.5 assists per game in the regular season for the area's top scoring Class 4A team but put the game away with nine straight free throws in the fourth quarter. He fared well dishing the ball as well with five assists that included a no-look pass to Devon Williams for a monster dunk in the closing seconds of the first half for a 30-20 lead.
Zach Coleman led Woodrow in the first half with 12 points and finished with 14, eight rebounds, and four blocks. Trey Washington added 13 points.
McKinney North (22-13), the fourth place team in District 10-4A, stormed back into the game with an 11-2 run in the third quarter to trail 36-33 but never got any closer. Julion Pearre scored seven of his team-high 16 points during the run. Sophomore Jola Otubu chipped in 12.
Lincoln 67, Frisco 54: Lincoln's Erick Neal scored a game-high 26 points, including five points during a game-closing 12-4 run in a 67-54 victory over Frisco in a Class 4A Region II area playoff game at Richardson Pearce.
Lincoln (21-11) led throughout, but held just a 58-54 edge with 2:30 left to play after four straight free throws by Kanetis Mays and Ryan Thomas. But crucial baskets down the stretch by Shirmane Thomas and Neal helped Lincoln score the last nine points of the contest and seal the win.
"Frisco is a good team and they stayed with us throughout," said Lincoln coach Leonard Bishop. "But our guys played extremely well and came up with big plays when we needed them."
Thomas added 21 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort, with Derrick Neal adding 12 points and a pair of 3-pointers.
Frisco (24-10) played tough throughout with rugged defense and the outstanding play of R.J. White in the middle. White was nearly unstoppable, finishing with 23 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Frisco also got standout play from Mays with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Drew Dennis added a pair of 3-pointers off passes from the inside.
West Mesquite 66, Whitehouse 44: Braylon Rayson scored 22 points to lead West Mesquite (27-7) to the win.
The Colony 63, El Paso Burges 54: Zach LeDay scored 33 points — including nine in the fourth quarter — as The Colony (30-5) pulled away in the second half. The Colony, ranked 14th in the state in 4A, outscored Burges, 34-25, in the second half.
Little Elm 50, El Paso Andress 39: Biron Joseph scored 13 to lead Little Elm (28-6), the state’s 13th-ranked team.
Denton Ryan 70, El Paso Riverside 51: UT-San Antonio football signee Trey Mohair scored 31 points for Ryan (20-11).
Wilmer-Hutchins 61, Gainesville 42: Devonse Reed scored 17 points for the state’s sixth-ranked 3A team.
Argyle 43, Madison 29: Clarke Overlander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Andrew Resch added nine points and 16 rebounds as the state’s 11th-ranked 3A team beat No. 7 Madison.