If you love hoops, you have plenty of opportunities to catch local varsity teams across the area this week. They began in earnest on Tuesday night.
Plano Avery Air Invitational: The McKinney High Lions defeated Lake Highlands 83-73. AJ Moutry led the Lions with 32 points. Raynell Denny and Jonathan Shannon each scored 16.
The Colony Cougar Classic: The McKinney Boyd Broncos defeated Frisco Centennial 43-41. A tight game was tied 16-16 at halftime and Boyd led 32-26 going into the fouth quarter. Faisal Mansour led Boyd with 19 points.
Sherman Holiday Invitational: McKinney North was scheduled to play Austin Hyde Park Baptist but no results have been reported.
Prosper Holiday Showcase: The McKinney High Lionettes won twice on Tuesday, defeating Lake Dallas 49-44 and Trinity Christian-Addison 39-23. MHS led Lake Dallas 29-13 at halftime and held off a furious charge late in the game. MHS jumped on Trinity Christian early. Jazsmin Nelson led the way with 15 points.
Sherman Holiday Classic: The McKinney North Lady Bulldogs defeated Corsicana 80-38, after jumping to a 26-8 lead after one quarter. Chanterria Jackson led the way with 16 points. Mikaehla Connor added 14 and Alexis Mason 12.
Mansfield Rotary Invitational: The McKinney Boyd Lady Broncos beat Arlington Martin 76-60. Haley Carruthers scored 20 points and Micaela Gonzalez 19. Rochelle Vasquez scored 13 and Seanna Arredondo 12.