Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Boys basketball playoffs: Berkner edges Plano; Rockwall routs Sachse
Frisco Liberty knocks off Highland Park
Texas Tech pledge Keenan Evans made two free throws with six seconds left to lift Richardson Berkner to a 41-39 victory against Plano in a Class 5A first-round playoff game Tuesday.
Evans finished with a game-high 19 points for Berkner (22-7), the state’s 17th-ranked 5A team. Broderick Perkins led Plano (17-11) with 12 points.
In other bi-district games:
Rockwall 90, Sachse 66: Austin Grandstaff followed up Saturday’s 51-point performance by scoring 45 in Rockwall’s first-round victory.
Grandstaff made five 3-pointers, was 16-for-19 from the free throw line and had 11 rebounds and eight assists. Skyler Simmons was 7-for-11 from 3-point range and scored 28 for Rockwall (18-11).
Frisco Liberty 58, Highland Park 55 (OT): Liberty’s Carter Brown hit a pull-up jumper with six seconds left in regulation to tie it, and the No. 4 seed from District 9-4A went on to beat 10-4A champion Highland Park in overtime.
Ashten Bloom led Liberty (17-10) with 18 points. Derek Cahn scored 27 for Highland Park (27-5), the state’s sixth-ranked 4A team.
Plano East 73, Skyline 64: Lewis Patterson scored 23 points, and Texas Tech signee Zach Smith added 15 for Plano East, the state’s 21st-ranked 5A team.
Plano West 90, Richardson 57: D.J. Hogg made four 3-pointers and scored 28 points, and the state’s eighth-ranked 5A team had three players score 20 or more. Soso Jamabo was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and scored 23 points for Plano West (21-6), and Avery Johnson Jr. added 20 points.
Allen 70, Jesuit 47: Olin Carter scored 25 points to lead Allen to a rout of District 9-5A tri-champion Jesuit.
DeSoto 42, Killeen 33: The state’s second-ranked 5A team pulled away late after leading by only four entering the fourth quarter.
Mesquite 59, Garland 54: Bryson Robinson scored a game-high 20 points, and Mesquite (16-12) survived a big second-half rally by Garland (12-14). Mesquite started the game with a 20-5 run and led by 15 at halftime. But Garland outscored the District 12-5A champion, 33-23, in the second half to make it close.
Flower Mound Marcus 75, Irving 44: New Mexico signee Xavier Adams scored 28 points, and the state’s No. 19 5A team dominated after a slow start. Marcus (25-4) trailed by three after the first quarter.
Lewisville 66, Irving MacArthur 54: Lewisville scored 31 points in the fourth quarter after scoring 35 through the first three quarters. Marquis Williams scored 22 points to pace Lewisville (20-8).
Arlington Bowie 47, Justin Northwest 45: Faisal Elmi scored all five of his points in the fourth quarter to help Bowie close with a 19-9 run. David Chavlovich and Brandon Hall scored 14 each for Bowie (25-5).
Duncanville 64, Copperas Cove 57: Miami signee Omar Sherman led Duncanville (19-11) with 21 points, and Matthew McQuaid added 17 points.
Garland Lakeview 78, Rockwall-Heath 65: Charles Beauregard scored 23 points, and LSU signee Elbert Robinson added 17 points and 15 rebounds for District 11-5A top seed Lakeview (22-7). Jackson Zivney scored 21 for Rockwall-Heath, making its first playoff appearance.
Frisco Heritage 56, Carrollton Creekview 51: Wesley Franklin scored 19 points as Heritage (25-3), the state’s eighth-ranked 4A team, moved on.
Deandre Abram made six 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter, and finished with 23 points for Creekview.
South Oak Cliff 68, Hillcrest 56: Christian Massingburg scored 17 points to lead the state’s fifth-ranked 4A team on to the second round.
Kimball 61, Conrad 50: D’Angelo Allen scored 21 points for Kimball, as last season’s 4A state runner-up advanced.
Woodrow Wilson 70, Carter 68: Craig Martin and Dennis Shouse scored 14 points apiece as Woodrow Wilson advanced despite a big game from Carter’s Jeremy Combs, a North Texas signee. Combs scored a game-high 29 points.
Lincoln 88, Seagoville 70: The state’s 17th-ranked 4A team outscored Seagoville, 31-11, in the second quarter to turn a four-point lead into a 24-point halftime advantage. Mark Johnson scored 18 points as Lincoln (21-5) advanced to play Prosper.
McKinney North 85, Marshall 65: Steele Douglas scored 22 points for the state’s No. 20 4A team.
Keller Fossil Ridge 55, Arlington Lamar 46: District 4-5A runner-up Fossil Ridge outscored Lamar, 17-8, in the fourth quarter to advance. Bryce Jackson and Chris Kouakou scored 14 apiece for Fossil Ridge.
Madison 82, Anna 35: Defending 3A state champion Madison got 21 points from Jonathan Turner.