McKinney North’s boys basketball team defeated Royse City on Tuesday to secure a 14-0 finish to the District 13-4A schedule and history for the school. For the first time in history, the boys and girls basketball programs from a McKinney ISD school finished undefeated in district play. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs, both district champs, finished a combined 28-0 in 13-4A competition during the 2013-14 season.
In the boys playoffs, North, Lovejoy, Wylie and Wylie East will represent District 13-4A in the UIL bi-district round early next week.
In the girls playoffs, the Lady Dawgs began with a 65-28 win over Mount Pleasant on Monday in the bi-district round. They will play Red Oak in the Area Round on Friday at Garland Naaman Forest High School. Tipoff time hasn’t been announced. Red Oak, which finished third in District 15, advanced by blasting Lindale 61-38 on Monday at Mabank.
The North boys and girls are the only MISD teams remaining in the playoffs after bi-district exits by the McKinney Boyd girls on Tuesday and the McKinney High girls on Monday.
McKinney North 63, Royse City 47: The Bulldogs secured a perfect 14-0 record in District 13-4A and finished its regular season with an exclamation point on its district championship. Jared Pearre led the way with 16 points while Julion Pearre added 14. Jola Otubu scored 11. North jumped ahead 23-14 after one quarter and held a 33-23 halftime lead.
Plano High 65, McKinney Boyd 23: A disappointing season finally ended for the Broncos after Tuesday’s loss. The Broncos finished winless this season and look forward to a year’s experience paying off in the 2014-15 season. Byron Harrison led the Broncos (0-10 in District 10-5A) with nine points Tuesday. Plano jumped ahead 23-4 after one quarter and 40-13 at halftime and cruised to a win.
Plano East 80, McKinney High 47: The Lions finished their season with a loss to drop to 2-8 in District 10-5A, finishing fifth out of six teams and securing wins over only winless McKinney Boyd. The Lions were led by 10 points each from Remington Edwards and Preston Smith. Plano East led 16-3 after the first quarter and 33-7 at halftime en route to securing the district’s No. 2 seed in the playoffs behind district champion Plano West.