McKinney North’s two-game lead over McKinney High in the District 10-4A girls basketball standings are by virtue of two one-point victories over its rivals, including Friday’s 37-36 win at MHS. The Lady Bullldogs also beat MHS 32-31 on Jan. 3 at North.
As a result, the Lady Bulldogs are solidly in second place in the district, while MHS is in fifth place — just a game behind third- and fourth-place members Highland Park and Wylie — in the race for the final playoff spot. Only three regular season games remain.
McKinney North 37, McKinney High 36: The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-3 in District 10-4A thanks to a balanced attack that saw Alexis Mason score 13 points, Chanterria Jackson 10 and four other players get on the board, too.
North led 14-10 after one quarter, and clung to a 20-19 halftime advantage. They also led 30-28 going into the final quarter.
Jazsmin Nelson led McKinney (6-5 in 10-4A) with 10 points.
North plays host to Highland Park on Tuesday, Jan. 31, while MHS travels to Richardson Pearce.
Garland 47, McKinney Boyd 33: The Lady Broncos got 14 points from Julia Hendrieth in Friday night’s loss. A close game saw Garland ahead 11-9 after one quarter but the home team increased it to 29-18 at halftime.
Boyd fell to 4-7 in the district and travels to Garland Naaman Forest on Tuesday.
McKinney Christian 66, Garland Christian 19: The Lady Mustangs stomped Garland Christian at home on Friday, racing ahead 18-2 after a quarter and never looking back. Kaitlyn McAdams led the team with 21 points while Julie James added 17. MCA travels to Bullard Brook Hill on Tuesday.