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DISD/Coca-Cola roundup: Lancaster boys in finals; Wilmer-Hutchins girls bump big schools
Dallas ISD/Coca-Cola Boys Tournament
Lancaster swept a pair of state-ranked Dallas ISD teams Friday to reach the championship game of the DISD/Coca-Cola Tournament.
Lancaster, ranked seventh in the state in Class 4A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, posted a 76-62 win over 3A No. 1 Madison in the semifinals. Lancaster will play South Oak Cliff in the final at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ellis Davis Field House.
Lancaster started the day with a 77-70 win over 4A No. 5 Kimball in the quarterfinals, and used dominating inside play and good outside shooting in the second half to pull away against Madison.
Leading 35-34 at the half, Lancaster used an 8-2 run to take a 50-40 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter. Madison rallied to cut the deficit to five, but still trailed 57-48 going to the fourth quarter.
Lancaster’s Elijah Thomas then took over in the final quarter, scoring nine points and pulling down six boards in the period. Thomas, who finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds, kept Lancaster up by double-digits the rest of the way.
Lancaster had four players score in double figures in the win, including Anthony Portley with 16 points, Kaelon Wilson (11 rebounds) with 14 points and Deondre Edwards with 11 points.
Madison also had four players in double figures, with Jonathan Turner leading the way with 15 points.
Madison will face McKinney North in the third-place game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ellis Davis.
Long-range shooting sparks SOC: South Oak Cliff hit 11 3-pointers, including six by C.J. Massingburg, in a 76-65 semifinal win over McKinney North.
SOC reached the semifinals with a 87-49 win over Adamson and came out strong against McKinney North with an 11-2 run. Massingburg had a pair of 3-pointers in the opening run en route to a game-high 21 points.
Mr. Dawson rang up 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists for SOC. McKinney North was paced by Julion Pearre (18 points, eight rebounds).
Madison’s Gilder outduels Lincoln’s Neal duo: Madison’s Admon Gilder scored 36 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, helping his team pull away from Lincoln 80-65 in a quarterfinal.
Gilder did nearly all his damage in the second half, scoring 23 points in the final two quarters. He also hurt Lincoln at the free throw line, finishing 10-of-11.
Madison trailed 16-14 after the first quarter, but used a 9-2 run to close the first half and claim a 34-27 lead. Lincoln got no closer than five points of the lead in the second half.
Gilder’s play helped overcome big games from Lincoln’s Erick and Derrick Neal. Erick Neal finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers. Derrick Neal added 20 points, five assists and five rebounds.
Dallas ISD/Coca-Cola Girls Tournament
Wilmer-Hutchins and Skyline faced different degrees of difficulty in reaching Saturday’s 6 p.m. championship game at Davis Field House.
In the early semifinal, Wilmer-Hutchins scored a 36-35 last-second victory over Allen. In the second semifinal, Skyline beat Denton Guyer, 54-31.
Senior center Alisa Jackson rebounded guard Brianna Perry’s miss and scored at the buzzer to lift Wilmer-Hutchins (13-4), No. 14 in the latest 3A state rankings.
Jackson’s basket with 56.8 seconds left put Wilmer-Hutchins up 34-33. Dee Moore’s free throw put Allen ahead 35-34 with 11.7 seconds left before Jackson hit her game-winner.
“I was just trying to get the rebound,” Jackson said. “It came right to me and I just put it back up.”
In the quarterfinals, Wilmer-Hutchins routed Lincoln 50-25, avenging a loss to Lincoln in the season opener. And Skyline (18-5) won, 57-42, over 4A No. 18 Bryan Adams.