Basketball replay: Rowlett boys win matchup of 11-5A powers


Rowlett wins matchup of 11-5A powers

Nebraska signee Nathan Hawkins scored a game-high 25 points, and Oklahoma State signee Jeffrey Carroll added 22 points to lead the Rowlett boys to a 71-61 win over Garland Lakeview in a matchup of state-ranked 5A teams.

Rowlett (23-3, 10-1 in 11-5A), ranked 20th in the state, moved into first place in the district. Rowlett is a half-game ahead of 15th-ranked Lakeview (25-6, 9-1). Rowlett took control early, building a 40-15 halftime lead.


District champions

The Southlake Carroll girls earned the outright District 4-5A title with a 75-32 win over Haltom. … The Colleyville Heritage girls wrapped up the outright 6-5A title by beating Irving Nimitz, 44-15. … The Carrollton Newman Smith girls clinched the 10-4A title with a 64-41 win vs. Forney. … The Lincoln girls claimed the outright 12-4A title, beating second-place Bryan Adams, 65-31.

West gets top seed

The Plano West girls beat Plano East, 69-50, and finished tied with Plano for first in 10-5A. Plano beat Allen, 54-39. Plano West then won a coin flip to claim the district’s top seed.




Lasani Johnson, Bishop Dunne, guard: Scored 45 points in a 74-70 overtime loss to Argyle Liberty Christian, the state’s second-ranked large private school. Johnson made a 3-pointer as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime. Johnson, a 6-2 sophomore, is the son of former Skyline and NBA standout Larry Johnson.

Mike Opolski, Keller, guard: Scored a team-high 17 points to lead Keller (21-9, 11-1) to a 52-47 win over Richland (20-8, 10-2) in a battle for first place in District 4-5A.

Devante' Pullum, Little Elm, point guard: Had 29 points and eight assists as District 9-4A leader Little Elm (21-7, 10-2) beat The Colony, 64-47.

Bobby Word, Lancaster, guard: Scored 32 points to lead Lancaster to a 74-54 victory against Red Oak.

Matt Jones, DeSoto, guard: The Duke signee scored a game-high 16 points to lead District 7-5A leader DeSoto (28-2, 11-1), the state’s top-ranked 5A team, to a 51-26 win over No. 21 Duncanville. DeSoto remained one game ahead of South Grand Prairie.

Pat Birt, Plano East, guard: Scored 32 points as District 10-5A leader Plano East (25-4, 8-0), the state’s third-ranked team, beat Plano West, 81-52.

Chase Davis, Garland Christian, guard/forward: Had 30 points and 15 rebounds in an 81-28 win vs. Greenville Christian.

Kendall Adams, Fort Worth All Saints, guard: Scored 35 in a 72-62 win vs. Episcopal School of Dallas.



Jada Butts, Lewisville, guard/forward: The TCU signee hit a jumper to force overtime, and Lewisville (5-22, 3-7) earned District 5-5A’s last playoff spot with a 60-53 win vs. Coppell. Butts had a triple-double (16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals).

Ashley Deary, Flower Mound, guard: The Northwestern signee scored 25 points as Flower Mound (24-8, 9-1) beat Denton Ryan, 48-39, to win the District 5-5A title.

Marina Lilly, Skyline, post: Had 16 points and 17 rebounds as Skyline finished 12-0 in 9-5A by beating second-place Richardson, 55-41.

Mariah Mitchell, McKinney, guard: Scored 23 points — 19 in the second half — as McKinney earned a playoff spot with a 49-43 win over McKinney Boyd. McKinney will play Plano East on Friday to decide 10-5A’s No. 3 seed

Destiny Nunley, Richland, forward: The Harvard-bound senior scored 27 points as Richland (24-7, 12-2) beat Keller, 53-41, to earn the No. 2 playoff seed from District 4-5A.

Joy Okeke, Lake Highlands, forward: Had 16 points and 17 rebounds as Lake Highlands beat Sunset, 70-55, leaving the teams tied for fourth in 9-5A. They’ll play for a playoff spot Friday.

Dominique Oliver, Rowlett, guard: Scored 25 as Rowlett (22-8, 11-1) claimed the District 11-5A title with a 58-56 win vs. Garland Lakeview.

Ja’Mayia Perez. Waxahachie, guard: Scored 18 points as Waxahachie (18-13, 7-7) beat Mansfield Lake Ridge, 53-47, in a game that decided the final playoff spot in 15-4A.


9: 3-pointers made by the Frisco Liberty girls as they beat Frisco Wakeland, 73-32, to finish 14-0 in District 9-4A. Beatrice Attura made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points.

4: Consecutive games in which Frisco Centennial’s McKenzie Adams has scored more than 30 points. She scored 36 in Tuesday’s 68-46 win vs. Frisco Heritage.

63: Consecutive wins for the Duncanville girls after the state’s top-ranked 5A team beat 13th-ranked DeSoto, 55-26.

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