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Basketball replay: Plano girls beat state-ranked Plano West
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Plano girls beat state-ranked Plano West
Haley Shearer scored a game-high 13 points and Arkansas State signee Ogo Obinabo grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Plano girls to a 40-33 win over Plano West, the state’s ninth-ranked Class 5A team.
Plano (23-7, 7-2) trails District 10-5A leader Plano West (22-5, 8-1) by one game with one game left in the regular season. The teams split their two district games.
Plano led by one at halftime, then outscored Plano West 8-3 in the third quarter. Kara Mitchell added 10 points for Plano.
Marcus wins 5-5A
The Flower Mound Marcus girls outscored Flower Mound 15-0 in the first quarter and clinched the District 5-5A title with a 42-25 win. Taylor Roof scored 14 points for Marcus (26-2, 9-0), the state’s third-ranked 5A team.
On the boys side in 5-5A, Xavier Adams scored 18 as the Marcus boys (22-3, 6-1) beat Flower Mound, 63-60, after trailing by three entering the fourth quarter. The state’s 14th-ranked team stayed tied with Hebron for first in 5-5A. Hebron won 45-43 against 17th-ranked Lewisville.Little Elm closes in
The Little Elm girls have six freshmen on varsity, and four get extended playing time. After Friday’s 53-47 win over Frisco Wakeland, Little Elm (15-12, 7-6 District 9-4A) can earn a playoff berth with either a win in Tuesday’s regular-season finale at The Colony or with a Frisco Heritage loss.
The Sachse girls beat South Garland, 69-33, and clinched no worse than a share of the 11-5A title. Sachse (18-5, 11-0) has a one-game lead over Garland Naaman Forest and plays at Naaman Forest on Tuesday. … The L.D. Bell girls beat Euless Trinity, 48-31, to remain one game ahead of Irving MacArthur in 6-5A. L.D. Bell hosts MacArthur on Tuesday. … Dare Odeyingbo had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Matthew Merrick added 11 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds to lead Cistercian to a 54-39 win vs. Fort Worth All Saints, the state’s No. 9 large private school. … The Mesquite boys, the leaders in 12-5A, overcame 36 points by Rockwall’s Austin Grandstaff to win, 64-57.
Nick Babb, Arlington Martin, guard: The Arkansas signee scored 31 as Martin beat North Crowley, 80-69, and remained tied with Arlington Bowie for first place in District 3-5A.
Kevin Booze, Irving MacArthur, guard: Had 27 points and 10 assists in a 63-51 win vs. Irving Nimitz.
Ben Nakwaasah, Richardson, guard: Scored 27 as Richardson beat W.T. White, 87-84, in overtime and clinched a playoff berth. It’s the first time Richardson has made the playoffs in back-to-back years since 1986-87.
Nolan Taylor, Keller, forward: Scored 23 points as District 4-5A leader Keller (20-4, 10-1) beat Keller Timber Creek, 55-52, in overtime to stay one game ahead of Keller Fossil Ridge.
Gabe Fowler, Frisco Heritage, forward: Scored on a layup at the buzzer off a pass from Jordan Marshall to give 9-4A leader Heritage (20-3, 10-1) a 62-61 win over Frisco. A three-point play by Jaylon Cleveland with five seconds left had given Frisco a one-point lead.
Kaelon Wilson, Lancaster, guard: Scored 28 points as the state’s fourth-ranked 4A team beat Mansfield Lake Ridge, 75-68. Lancaster's Elijah Thomas had his sixth consecutive double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Matt Theiman, Garland Christian: Had 34 points and 12 rebounds in an 81-70 win vs. Christian Heritage.
Ariel Atkins, Duncanville, guard: The Texas signee and McDonald’s All-American scored 24 points as the state’s No. 1-ranked 5A team beat Mansfield, 91-26, and extended its winning streak to 98 games.
McKinley Bostad, Kennedale, guard: The Arkansas signee scored 36 points in an 87-31 win vs. Lake Worth. It came three games after she scored 45 vs. Springtown.
Sara Williamson, Rockwall, forward: Scored 26 points and made a layup with five seconds left as Rockwall (23-7, 10-1) beat Mesquite, 52-50. It came after a steal by Kaelyn Hutton with about 20 seconds left. With one game left in the regular season, Rockwall is tied with Mesquite Horn for first place in District 12-5A after Horn beat Tyler Lee, 53-42.
Alisha Washington, Lincoln, guard: The New Mexico State signee scored 33 points in an 80-45 win vs. Spruce. Jalah Walton added 21 points and 19 rebounds.
Mariah Mitchell, McKinney, guard: The Arkansas signee scored 31 points as McKinney (19-9, 6-3 District 10-5A) beat Allen, 59-41.
Artaejah Gay, Cedar Hill, forward: Scored 29 in a 64-24 win over Grand Prairie. Cedar Hill is tied with South Grand Prairie for fourth place in 7-5A with one game left in the regular season.
8: 3-pointers made by Jada Cox for the Ennis girls in a 67-55 loss to Mansfield Legacy. Cox scored 28 points.
26: Amount the Frisco Liberty boys trailed by in the second quarter before rallying to beat Prosper, 57-51. Ashten Bloom scored 14 in the fourth quarter.
39: Points scored by Xavier Good for Adamson in a 78-41 win vs. North Dallas. He entered the week leading area 4A players in scoring (21.2 points per game).
47: Rebounds in the last two games for Lutheran's Rebecca Bartel after she had 17 rebounds, along with 23 points, in a 52-30 win vs. First Baptist. She had 32 points and 30 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Yavneh Academy.