Wednesday , 23 May 2018

Boys Basketball Playoffs: McKinney North’s Comeback Falls Short Against Dallas Kimball

By TSB Staff

GARLAND — It was a wild, wonderful ride, but the McKinney North Bulldogs’ 2012-13 season ended Friday night in the UIL’s Class 4A Region 2 Semifinals.

No. 8-ranked Dallas Kimball defeated the Bulldogs 56-49 at the Curtis Culwell Center, halting North’s big dreams only two wins shy of a  trip to the state basketball finals. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 23-12 record and three playoff victories to their credit. They were coming off a dramatic Region 2 Quarterfinal win over Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday that will be remembered as one of the biggest in school history.

But on Friday, North fell behind its Dallas opponent 18-4 after the first quarter and never led. However, neither did they give up. The Bulldogs played hard, gave great effort and rallied to cut Kimball’s lead to 34-32 early in the fourth quarter. The game was in the balance.

However, Kimball held on.

Julion Pearre led North with 13 points while Kody Wilson added 12.

Please check back to TSB for Sports Editor Mike Bruu’s complete story and interviews from North’s final performance of the season.



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