Jordan Mickey, Emmanuel Mudiay combine for 59 points as Prime Prep powers past Houston Yates, 91-79

HOUSTON — The Houston Yates basketball team often is the one wearing out its opponent. On Wednesday night, it found out how the other side lives.

Dallas Prime Prep Academy (8-0) used a strong fourth quarter to break open a close game and win, 91-79.

Prime Prep was granted admission to the UIL and opened in August.

In late November, Prime Prep withdrew from the UIL.

“I appreciate [Yates] coach [Greg] Wise not being scared, listening to all the [talk] and giving my kids a game,” said Prime Prep coach Ray Forsett, whose brother, Justin, accompanied fellow Texans running back Arian Foster to Wednesday’s game. “That we can’t play UIL teams is a lie. My kids just want to play and enjoy high school just like everybody else.”

Yates a Class 3A team, recently returned from a prestigious tournament in Hawaii and has played noteworthy Texas basketball powers Fort Bend Travis and Kimball.

Yates rallied from a double-digit deficit to get within three points by halftime. It used a 6-0 run to take a one-point lead in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

Prime Prep’s Terrance Ferguson made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to build a seven-point lead

Jordan Mickey, a 6-7 forward who has committed to LSU, led Prime Prep with 31 points and 13 rebounds.

Emmanuel Mudiay, a 6-4 point guard, had 28 points and six assists.

Darrion Martin scored 20 points for Yates, and JoJo Anderson scored 19.

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