Tuesday’s winners included the MHS boys and girls and the North boys and girls.
McKinney High 83, Wylie 55: AJ Moutry and the Lions (14-8, 5-1) recuperated from last Friday’s harrowing 62-61 loss to Highland Park with a blowout of the Wylie Pirates (8-11, 1-5) Tuesday at the Lion’s Den. But the road to recovery for the Lions wasn’t as smooth as perceived.
The Lions took the court looking like they’d just rolled out of bed. Shots weren’t falling, and eventually MHS fell to an eleven point first quarter deficit. However, midway through the second, the Lions found a way to best Wylie’s once overwhelming 2-3 defense. Thanks to stellar performances by junior forward Nate Higgins and senior guard Moutry, MHS bounced back to gain a 36-29 halftime lead. It was all MHS from there.
By game’s end, the Lions touted a 28-point lead—the Pirates couldn’t handle AJ Moutry and his team-high 28 points.
The Lions take on Rockwall-Heath (8-15, 1-5) this Friday, Jan. 20 at Heath, at 7:30p.m.
— TSB contributor Quinn Murray contributed this report
McKinney North 52, Wylie East 38: Juilon Pearre scored 38 to lead the Bulldogs to the victory.
Rowlett 65, McKinney Boyd 58: The Broncos led 30-23 at halftime but Rowlett rallied in the second half. Martez Butler led Boyd with 16 points, Daylon Markham added 13 and Mikel Parish 12.
Dallas Lutheran 56, McKinney Christian 54: Kaelen Malone scored 19 for MCA in Tuesday’s loss. The game was close throughout, tied 20-20 at halftime and Luthern led 37-34 going into the fourth quarter.
McKinney High 56, Wylie 47: The Lionettes won behind Mariah Mitchell’s game-high 26 points. Breana Smalls added 12.
McKinney North 76, Wylie East 37: The Lady Bulldogs won in a route. For Mike Bruu’s full game story on the TSB Game of the Week click here.
Dallas Lutheran 46, McKinney Christian 39: The Lady Mustangs (3-1 in district) lost a battle for first-place in the district as Lutheran (4-0) got the edge. Kaitlyn McAdams led MCA in scoring with 16.
Rowlett 46, McKinney Boyd 43: Haley Carruthers scored 18 for the Lady Broncos, who trailed 25-21 at the half but rallied to take a 35-34 lead going into the fourth quarter.