Girls basketball playoffs: Freshman paces The Colony; Richardson rolls

Mike Stone - Special Contributor

Freshman forward Jade Williams battled through foul trouble to score a team-high 14 points, leading The Colony to a 55-43 win over Highland Park in a Class 4A first-round playoff game Tuesday.

The Colony (19-9) advanced to play Bryan Adams, the state’s ninth-ranked team. The area-round game will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Loos Field House.

Williams, the team’s leading scorer for the season, picked up her fourth foul with 2 minutes left in the first half. But she never fouled out, and Highland Park (17-10) couldn’t rally after trailing by 14 at halftime.

Taylor Holley added 13 points for The Colony. Alex Reynolds led Highland Park with 16 points.

Richardson 68, McKinney Boyd 37: Dorian Branch scored 24 points, and Arleighshya McElroy added 20 for Richardson in the 5A bi-district rout. Richardson (28-6) will play Rowlett at 7 p.m. Friday at Richardson Pearce.

Roosevelt 54, Anna 24: Jamica Wright had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Roosevelt as it rolled to victory in the 3A bi-district game. Roosevelt (21-8) will next play Argyle, the state’s second-ranked team.

Frisco Lone Star 39, Krum 34: Zoie Miller scored 21 for Lone Star in its 3A bi-district win.

Princeton 50, Ferris 24: Princeton outscored Ferris, 34-11, over the second and third quarters in a 3A bi-district game.

Duncanville’s bid for 100 straight is postponed: Defending 5A state champion Duncanville thought it was going to be playing Killeen Harker Heights on Tuesday with a chance to win its 100th consecutive game. But because of inclement weather and icy roads, Harker Heights wasn’t able to travel to Hillsboro, so the game was postponed.

Duncanville (29-0) will now play its first-round playoff game at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waco University.

Two other Dallas-area 5A playoff games were postponed Tuesday. Mansfield Timberview will play Temple at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Whitney High School, and South Grand Prairie will follow at 7:30 with its game against Killeen Ellison at the same location.

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