By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor
On a busy Tuesday night around MISD basketball, MHS boys and girls swept former district rival Highland Park, while North girls and Boyd boys both earned huge non-district victories.
The Lions defeated former district rival Highland Park 79-64 at home on Tuesday night. McKinney improved to 6-2 on the season with the win, while the Scots dropped to 7-3.
Lions guard Red Shannon led all scorers with 24 points, while Raynell Denny added 16 points and Remington Edwards had 13 points. Darrin Donaldson finished with 12 points, giving the Lions four players in double figures.
McKinney will play in the Keller Fossil Ridge tournament this weekend, starting this Thursday afternoon.
The Lionettes completed the McKinney sweep of Highland Park on Tuesday by knocking off the Lady Scots 51-38. McKinney improved to 8-9 on the season, and Highland Park dropped to 9-3.
Lions Jazsmin Nelson led all scorers with 15 points, while Mariah Mitchell and Brittany Collard each finished in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
McKinney outscored Highland Park in every quarter on its way to the win, including an 18-point third quarter.
The Lionettes will travel to Wylie on Friday night to battle the Lady Pirates. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Boyd won for the ninth time in its first eleven games, defeating Richardson Berkner 58-50 at home on Tuesday night. Berkner dropped to 10-4 with the loss.
The Broncos used a 23-point third quarter to extend their lead to 12 points entering the fourth quarter, and were able to hold off a late rally for the win. Boyd’s Martez Butler led all scorers with 15 points, while Faisal Mansour also finished in double figures with 10 points.
Boyd is off this Friday and will travel to Irving MacArthur next Tuesday night. Tip off is set for 8 p.m.
The Lady Broncos lost to Flower Mound 57-43 at home on Tuesday night. The loss drops Boyd to 7-8 on the season.
Boyd will travel to Lakeview Centennial this Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Bulldogs lost to No. 7 West Mesquite 77-65 at home, dropping their season record to 6-4. West Mesquite improved to 5-2 with the win.
North’s Jola Otubu led all scorers in the game with 18 points, while Julion Pearre all finished in double figures with 13 points. Nine different players had at least three points for the Bulldogs.
North will open up against Bryan Adams on Thursday afternoon at the Wylie Tournament. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up its pre-district schedule with a convincing win over Garland Naaman Forest, winning 64-37. North improved to 12-3 on the season, while Naaman Forest dropped to 5-9.
The team came out hot and raced out to a first quarter lead of 14-8, with all five starters scoring in the quarter. The second quarter was much of the same, with all five starters scoring and the team seizing a 31-16 half time lead.
Coming out for the third quarter, Alexis Mason took control offensively, scoring 10 of the teams 20 points in the third quarter as the team took control of the game.
Leading scorers for the Dawgs were Alexis Mason with 16 points and Chanterria Jackson with 13 points. Jocelyn Scott, Amy Kleynhans, and KK Connor each had eight points; Lauren Foster and Viona Vraniqi each had four, Ali Michalak with two, and Mikayla Foy with one.
The Lady Bulldogs will begin their district play next Tuesday night when they travel to Sherman. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.