Wednesday , 18 October 2017
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Basketball Scoreboard: MHS and North Boys Teams Find Early Success in Weekend Tournaments

By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor

On a Friday when the North girls and Boyd boys teams had the night off, North and McKinney’s boys teams headed into Saturday’s action of their respective tournaments sitting in good positions. Below are the recaps of all the action on the court:

McKinney North Boys:

The Bulldogs head into Saturday’s action of the Wylie Tournament with a 1-1 record in the tourney. North knocked off Bryan Adams 72-69 in double overtime on Thursday, but lost 67-48 to Frisco Centennial on Friday.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs were able to out last Bryan Adams and win in two extra quarters. Bryson Brown and Julion Pearre both led the Bulldogs in scoring with 16 points, while Collin Curran has 12 points as well. Bryan Adams’s Javon Johnson led all scorers with 28 points.

On Friday night, North couldn’t overcome a 36-27 halftime deficit and was outscored 18-9 in the final quarter in a blowout loss to Centennial. No Bulldogs finished in double figures, but Jola Otubu and Kody Wilson each has nine points in the loss.

North is now 7-5 on the season and will play the final day of the Wylie Tournament on Saturday.

McKinney Boyd Girls:

The Lady Broncos improved to 8-8 on the season with a big road win at Garland Lakeview Centennial by a score of 57-33. Micaela Gonzalez led Boyd in scoring with 11 points, while Julia Hendrieth and Khaila Stampley both had 10 points.

Boyd outscored Lakeview Centennial 31-9 in the first half on its way to getting back to .500 on the season.

The Lady Broncos will travel to Skyline next Tuesday night. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

McKinney High:

Girls:

McKinney got off to a fast start and defeated Wylie 55-31 to improve to 9-8 on the season.

The Lionettes used a 25 point first half to put away the Lady Pirates, as Mariah Mitchell led all scorers with 26 points. Jazsmin Nelson also finished to double figures with 12 points.

MHS will be back home next Tuesday when the Lionettes host Flower Mound. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Boys:

The Lions enter the final day of the Keller Tournament with a perfect 2-0 record. McKinney defeated Faith Academy 64-38 on Thursday and knocked off Lake Dallas 90-38 on Friday night to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Lions have won six straight games.

On Thursday, the Lions used a 22 point third quarter to put away Faith Academy. Raynell Denny had 14 points for the Lions, while Tracy Miles finished with 11 points and Connor Fuentes has 10 points.

Friday’s blowout win over Lake Dallas was led by Denny and Red Shannon, who each finished with a game-high 16 points. Remington Edwards finished with 13 points, while Fuentes has 11 points of his own as well. McKinney scored at least 16 points in each quarter in the game.

The Lions will be back in action on Saturday when they finish the Keller Tournament.

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