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Basketball replay: No. 2 SGP boys rally past Cedar Hill; girls powers collide
GAME OF THE NIGHT
No. 2 SGP boys rally past Cedar Hill
Coming off Friday’s two-point win over DeSoto — the state’s top-ranked 5A team — the South Grand Prairie boys trailed 22nd-ranked Cedar Hill by 13 in the second quarter Tuesday.
But SGP, ranked second in the state, got 23 points from Virginia Tech signee Ben Emelogu and rallied for a 55-52 victory. The win kept SGP (28-2, 9-1) tied with DeSoto for first place in District 7-5A. DeSoto beat Mansfield Timberview, 55-50.
Jalen Jones’ 3-pointer to end the second quarter gave Cedar Hill (18-11, 5-5) a 26-20 halftime lead. Jones then hit a shot from midcourt to end the third quarter and put Cedar Hill ahead, 39-37.
State powers collide
Camesha Davis scored a team-high 14 points to lead the DeSoto girls (27-6, 9-3 District 7-5A), the state’s 12th-ranked 5A team, to a 43-40 win over eighth-ranked Mansfield Timberview (27-5, 9-3). DeSoto outscored Timberview, 13-7, in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.
SMU signee Kiara Perry scored a game-high 18 points to help the defending 5A state champion Duncanville girls clinch the outright District 7-5A title with a 76-21 win over Grand Prairie. Duncanville (33-0, 12-0), the state’s top-ranked team, extended its winning streak to 61 games.
Stephen Spurlock, Carrollton Newman Smith, forward: Scored 19 points as Newman Smith (18-9, 9-1) beat West Mesquite, 74-70, and increased its lead in District 10-4A to two games over West Mesquite and Highland Park.
Christian Albright, Episcopal School of Dallas, center: Had 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks in a 65-48 win over Fort Worth Country Day. ESD’s Corey Henderson Jr. had 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Elbert Robinson, Garland Lakeview, post: Had 18 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks as Lakeview (25-5, 9-0), the state’s 17th-ranked 5A team, beat North Garland, 90-53, and maintained a one-game lead over Rowlett in District 11-5A.
Miles Crawford, Denton Guyer, guard: Scored a team-high 15 points as Guyer (19-6, 9-1), the state’s 13th-ranked 4A team, gained sole possession of first place in District 5-4A with a 49-43 win over 12th-ranked Trophy Club Byron Nelson (22-5, 8-2).
Leyton Hammonds, Richland, wing: The Oklahoma State signee scored 32 points as Richland (19-7, 9-1) beat Keller Central, 78-48, and remained tied with Keller for first place in District 4-5A.
Soso Jamabo, Plano West, guard: Scored 27 in a 77-64 win over McKinney.
McKenzie Adams, Frisco Centennial, point guard: The Arkansas signee had 37 points and six assists as Centennial (26-8, 9-3 District 9-4A) beat Frisco, 78-53. Teammate Saige Gibbs scored 20 and became the fourth player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
Micayla Buckner, Garland Naaman Forest, post: Scored nine of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Naaman Forest (16-14, 8-2) rally from six down entering the final quarter for a 53-48 win over District 11-5A leader Rowlett (20-8, 9-1). Kaitlyn Holly led Naaman Forest with 21 points.
Bria Frierson, Frisco Liberty, forward: Had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Liberty (29-5, 12-0 in 9-4A), the state’s 13th-ranked 4A team, clinched its first outright district title with a 46-29 win over Frisco Heritage. Beatrice Attura led Liberty with 13 points.
Alexis Nezianya, Carrollton Newman Smith, post: Had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as Newman Smith (22-8, 12-0), the state’s 20th-ranked 4A team, beat 24th-ranked West Mesquite, 65-53. Newman Smith can clinch the outright District 10-4A title with a win over second-place Highland Park (22-7, 10-2) on Friday.
Sakiya Washington, Kimball, point guard: Scored 30 points in a 66-36 win against Molina.
50: Points scored by Jeremy Combs for the Carter boys in a 117-57 win over North Dallas.
37: Points scored by Chase Davis for the Garland Christian boys in a 92-44 win vs. East Texas Christian.
96-9: Score of the Kennedale girls’ win vs. Fort Worth Castleberry. Kennedale scored 90 in the first three quarters.
Wilma Afunugo, Plano: The Seattle signee had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the state’s 20th-ranked 5A team beat Plano East, 62-41, and kept a one-game lead in 10-5A over Plano West. Plano plays at Plano West on Friday. Grace Mitchell added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Nathan Hawkins, Rowlett: The Nebraska signee had 21 points and eight rebounds as the state’s 20th-ranked 5A team beat Naaman Forest, 54-46.