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Whataburger Invitational: Plano West wins; SGP knocks off Lakeview
HALTOM CITY — A step-back 3-pointer by Plano West junior D.J. Hogg created the chance for a 73-64 overtime victory over Richland in the 56th Annual Whataburger Orange Division Tournament.
The 6-7 Hogg tied the score at 62-62 with two seconds left. West had held a double-digit lead for nearly three quarters before a feisty defense helped Richland take a 53-49 lead with four minutes left.
West (9-3) plays South Grand Prairie (11-2) in a second round game at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Birdville’s Thomas Coliseum. Blossoming into one of the top college prospects for the Class of 2015, Hogg had a game-high 17 points.
West 6-7 junior Mickey Mitchell didn’t play while resting a sore back. Mitchell was cleared to start the season after knee surgery last year.
SGP continues roll: South Grand Prairie used balanced scoring in a 24-point fourth-quarter to defeat Garland Lakeview, 75-68. Juniors Jordan Horton and Andrew Montague combined to hit nine of 10 free throws in the quarter, while seniors DJ Thorpe, Damon Walker and Dante James each hit 3-pointers.
SGP defeated state No. 1-ranked DeSoto last week in District 7-5A as sophomore Harrison Henderson, in his second game since transferring from Triple A Academy, scored 17 points. Harrison scored seven in SGP’s win over Lakeview.
Football’s over, it’s a new season: With football season ending, several top players are transitioning to basketball. Arlington Martin defensive end Myles Garrett had three points in Martin’s first-round, 67-65 loss to Humble Atascocita. Arkansas signee Nick Babb led Martin with 23 points. Oklahoma State recruit Joe Burton had 19 points for Atascocita.
Player of the Day: DJ Hogg, Plano West
Junior D.J. Hogg hit a 3-pointer to created the chance for a 73-64 overtime victory over Richland in the 56th Annual Whataburger Orange Division Tournament. The 6-7 Hogg, one of the top college prospects for the Class of 2015, had a game-high 17 points.