“Out work! Out hustle! Out play!”
Those words graced the backs of the T-shirts that were worn by Dallas Skyline fans at Tuesday night’s girls basketball Class 5A Region 2 bi-district playoff game held at Wylie High School. The Lady Raider’s did just that as they dominated McKinney Boyd’s Lady Broncos 60-30.
As a result, Boyd’s season ended with a 15-19 record. The Lady Broncos had made the playoffs as the No. 4 seed from 10-5A thanks to an exciting 51-47 tie-breaker game over Garland Lakeview Centennial last week.
Skyline, the No. 1 seed out of 9-5A, came out with a full court press from the start, forcing Boyd to make passing mistakes on which the Lady Raiders were able to captialize. Double-teaming Boyd’s leading scorer, Julia Hendrieth, made it even more of a challenge for the Lady Broncos to get on the boards.
Boyd’s defense had difficulty containing Skyline’s 6-foot-2 Dai’ja Thomas and 6-3 Marina Lilly, which left the Broncos trainling 40-13 at the half.
The Lady Bronocs showed signs of rallying as they began the second half, with Micaela Gonzalez hitting 6 points in the third quarter, and holding Skyline to only eight points in the quarter. But it would prove to be too little too late as the Lady Raiders ended the night up by 30.
Carrying the offensive load for Boyd were Hendrieth with 12 points and Gonzalez, who ended the night with 10.