By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor
On a very entertaining Tuesday night of MISD basketball, the Lionettes defeated Allen to take sole possession of third place in District 10-5A, while the winless Lions and Broncos will face off on Friday with the winner earning their first 10-5A win of the seaosn. Below are recaps of each game:
McKinney North Girls:
The Lady Bulldogs moved to 8-0 in District 13-4A play and 23-3 overall with a 72-61 win versus Sherman on Tuesday night.
Four North players finished in double figures in scoring led by Alexis Mason with 19 points. Chanterria Jackson finished with 18 points, while Amy Kleynhans had 12 points and Ali Michalak had 10. Junior forward KK Connor missed the game due to bronchitis, but is expected to return to action on Friday.
North was able to take a 40-26 lead at halftime before extending the lead to 24 points heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Bulldogs closed out the game making 10-of-11 free throw attempts to ice the game away.
North will travel to Royse City on Friday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
McKinney High Boys:
The Lions fell to 0-2 in District 10-5A with a 73-59 home loss versus Allen on Tuesday night. MHS fell to 15-7 overall on the season.
After trailing 42-32 at halftime, the Lions cut the lead to just seven points heading into the fourth quarter. In the final quarter, the Eagles outscored the Lions 16-9 and put the game away for good.
Connor Fuentes finished with a game-high 20 points while Preston Smith was the other Lion in double figures with 10 points.
McKinney will face crosstown rival McKinney Boyd on Friday night at Boyd, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for its first victory of the district season.
McKinney High Girls:
The Lionettes defeated Allen 59-53 to improve to 2-2 in District 10-5A and 16-12 overall.
McKinney is now in sole possession of third place in 10-5A, one game behind Plano West and Plano.
MHS will face crosstown rival McKinney Boyd at Boyd on Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m.
McKinney Boyd Boys:
The Broncos came up short on the road at Plano East, falling 36-28 to one of the state’s top ranked teams. The loss drops Boyd to 0-2 in District 10-5A and 16-5 overall.
The two teams combined for just 12 points in the first quarter, with the Panthers outscoring the Broncos 7-5. After Boyd took a 28-25 lead into the fourth quarter, Plano East outscored the Broncos 11-0 in the final frame to put the game away for good.
The Broncos had no players in double figures, with Taber McFadden leading the charge in scoring with seven points.
Boyd will face crosstown rival McKinney at home on Friday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for its first district win of the season.
McKinney Boyd Girls:
The Lady Broncos lost 52-46 at Plano East on Tuesday night, dropping to 1-3 in District 10-5A and 11-15 overall.
After cutting the Plano East lead to just one point heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Broncos couldn’t overcome the Lady Panthers and were outscored 19-14 in the final eight minutes.
Julia Hendrieth led the team in scoring with 19 points, while Haley Carruthers finished with 13 points.
Boyd will face crosstown rival McKinney at home on Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m.