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Basketball replay: Keller boys win battle for 4-5A lead; Lynch girls upset
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Nolan Taylor scored 22 points as the Keller boys gained sole possession of first place in District 4-5A with a 54-50 win over Keller Fossil Ridge on Tuesday.
Fossil Ridge (15-7, 6-2) trailed by 11 entering the fourth quarter but made six 3-pointers in the final quarter. Kyle Tanner scored 13 for Keller (17-4, 7-1) and made three late free throws to seal the win. Ryan Parker, a star wide receiver who has committed to TCU for football, scored 18 for Fossil Ridge.
No. 2 Lynch falls
Brooke Alexander scored 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Plano Prestonwood Christian girls to a 50-41 win over Bishop Lynch, the state’s second-ranked large private school. It gave Prestonwood (14-6, 6-0), ranked fifth in the state, a one-game lead over Bishop Lynch in TAPPS 1-5A.
Dominique Thomas scored 15 points, and Marques Bolden had 11 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds as the DeSoto boys beat Cedar Hill, 56-36.
DeSoto (20-3, 7-1), ranked second in the state in 5A, remained alone in first place in District 7-5A going into Friday’s home game against third-ranked South Grand Prairie. SGP handed DeSoto its only district loss. SGP is tied with Duncanville for second place in 7-5A, one game behind DeSoto.
Big game Friday
Two boys state champions from last season will clash in District 11-3A when Madison plays at Triple A Academy at 8 p.m. Friday. Madison, the defending 3A state champion, is ranked No. 1 in the state.
Triple A won last season’s Class A Division I state title, then requested to move up two classifications. Triple A is ranked fourth in the state in 3A.
The Duncanville girls beat Midlothian, 88-21, and extended their winning streak to 95 games. … Jake Feickert scored 20 to lead the Flower Mound boys to a 58-55 win over Lewisville, the state’s 16th-ranked 5A team. … The Euless Trinity boys beat Colleyville Heritage, 64-54, and Irving MacArthur beat Carrollton R.L. Turner, 77-44, leaving Trinity and MacArthur tied for the 6-5A lead. MacArthur plays at Trinity at 8 p.m. Friday.
Camron Talley, Rockwall-Heath, point guard: Scored 28 points to lead Rockwall-Heath (16-5, 5-2) to a 79-66 win over District 12-5A leader Mesquite. It was Mesquite’s first district loss.
Michael McReynolds, Jesuit, forward: Scored 16 points, and he had a game-winning three-point play with seven seconds left as Jesuit beat Skyline, 40-38. Jesuit is tied with Richardson for second in 9-5A, one game behind Richardson Berkner.
Sammy Silver, Southlake Carroll, guard: Scored 18 points and made a shot from several feet behind the 3-point line at the buzzer in overtime to give Carroll an 86-85 win over Richland.
Devin Gifford, Plano East, guard: Scored 16 points in a 74-63 win over Allen, the state’s 22nd-ranked 5A team. It left Plano East and Allen tied for second place in 10-5A, one game behind Plano West.
McKinley Bostad, Kennedale, guard: The Arkansas signee scored 45 points, was 6-for-8 on 3-pointers, and had nine assists in a 115-66 win vs. Springtown. Kennedale, last season’s 3A state runner-up, scored 39 in the first quarter and 65 in the first half.
Cha’Kia Spratt, Kimball, forward: Had 28 points, 10 rebounds and six steals in a 60-22 win against Adamson.
Jada Underwood, Mesquite Horn, point guard: Had 24 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as Horn beat Longview, 71-43, and remained tied with Rockwall for first place in 12-5A. Lauren Bradshaw added 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Jasmine Sasser, South Grand Prairie, post: The daughter of former Texas Tech star Jason Sasser scored 24 points in a 68-44 victory against Mansfield. The win kept SGP tied with DeSoto for third in 7-5A.
Keenan Evans, Richardson Berkner: The Texas Tech pledge scored 32 points as the state’s 13th-ranked 5A team beat Lake Highlands, 81-64, and maintained a one-game lead in District 9-5A.
Mariah Mitchell, McKinney: The Arkansas signee was 14-of-17 from the free throw line, scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds in a 57-47 win over Plano that left the teams tied for second in District 10-5A.
8: Three-pointers made by Gretchen Morrison for the Southlake Carroll girls in a 67-41 win over Richland. Morrison scored 34 points for the state’s seventh-ranked 5A team.
33: Points scored by Grace Goodhart for Sunnyvale as the state’s top-ranked 2A girls team beat Farmersville, 72-54, and improved to 27-0.
10: Number of both steals and assists for Ferris’ Jade Thurmon, who added 26 points for a triple-double in a 70-41 win vs. Madison. She also had seven rebounds.