North Crowley 64, Fort Worth Trimble Tech 46: Brandon Webb scored a game-high 15, including four 3-pointers, in the Panthers' opening-round victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday evening.
North Crowley won despite leading scorer Jalan McCloud going without a field goal until 4:20 left in the game. McCloud did finish strong, scoring 10 of his points in the final eight minutes.
Next up for North Crowley is a second-round game against Richardson Berkner at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Trimble Tech, led by Chasten King's 14, receives a bye into the consolation semifinals because of the unexpected absence of Little Rock Parkview, which couldn't travel because of the winter storms.
Bullitt East (Ky.) 67, Coppell 47: Kentucky signee Derek Willis had 19 points in the Chargers' opening-round victory over Coppell in the Whataburger Orange Division on Thursday evening.
Bullitt East advanced to face Arlington Martin in the second round at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Willis, a 6-foot-9 forward, also had three assists and four rebounds. Landon Goesling and Simi Socks led Coppell with 11 points each.
Coppell trailed by as many as 13 points but rallied to within five in the third quarter. But Willis' dunk on the fast break and a 3-pointer increased the Chargers lead to 10.
The Cowboys will play Rowlett at 3:30 p.m. in a consolation game.
Arlington Martin 61, Rowlett 60: Nick Babb's driving lay-in, in traffic with 17 seconds left, lifted the Warriors to an upset of the Eagles in the first round in the Orange Division of the Whataburger Tournament at Thomas Coliseum.
Jordan Smith blocked Blake Bushnell's potential game-winner for Rowlett as time expired.
Martin's victory sets up a potential matchup with Bullitt East (Ky.) in the second round. The Chargers face Coppell at 5:45 p.m. today.
Kordell Eilts scored a team-high 15 for the Warriors. Oklahoma State signee Jeremy Carroll poured in 29 points for the Eagles, who moved on to the consolation bracket to face the loser of the Bullitt East-Coppell game at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Martin extended a one-point lead with a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Rowlett answered, however, with a 9-0 spurt of its own.
Carroll and Nathan Hawkins (22 points), a Nebraska signee who with his teammate scored 51 of their team's points, scored all nine in the Eagles' run. Hawkins' layin with 1:35 left gave Rowlett a 60-69 lead.
Plano East 47, Richland 45: Jacob Morales' jumper from the free-throw line gave the Panthers a lead and Marcus Mathieu's free-throw with 1.9 seconds left sealed a first-round victory in the Whataburger Orange Division on Thursday at Thomas Coliseum.
The Panthers, paced by Jarvis Pugh's 11, will play Duncanville in a second-round game at 11 a.m. Friday.
Hayden Hunter scored a game-high 22 for the Rebels, who will face Euless Trinity in a consolation bracket game at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
The teams engaged in give-and-take leading up to Morales' decisive jumper.
Hunter's second of consecutive 3-pointers put Richland up 41-39. The Rebels retook the lead on Tim Priller's jump hook in the post.
Mathieu's steal and layup put the Panthers back up before Hunter, a junior guard, connected on a pullup jumper from 15 feet to give his team a 45-44 lead.
Duncanville 50, Euless Trinity 36: The Panthers outscored the Trojans 17-0 during a key stretch of the third quarter in a first-round game of the Orange Division of the Whataburger Tournament.
Jerami Grace led Duncanville with 20 points. Junior forward Omar Sherman added 10, all in a second half in which the Panthers bested the Trojans by 15.
Trinity held a 15-5 lead late in the second quarter before Matt McQuaid's three 3-pointers trimmed Duncanville's deficit to 1 at the half.
Myles Turner led Trinity with 13 points.
Duncanville will next play either Plano East or Richland at 11 a.m. Friday. Trinity will get the loser of that game at 6:30 on Friday evening.
Spring Westfield 83, Justin Northwest 37: The Mustangs used scoring contributions from 13 players to overwhelm the Texans in the first game of the Whataburger Orange tournament at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.
James Harrison led Westfield with 13 points and Marquise Hamilton had 10. Kansas State signee Wesley Iwundu had seven a little more than a half of play.
The Mustangs, the 13th ranked team in Texas, lost the tipoff but set the tone and tempo, forcing six turnovers in the first three minutes out of their full-court trapping defense and jumping to a 14-4 lead.
Westfield held a 37-11 advantage at halftime.
Junior David Ogunwolu, an athletic 6-foo-4 post, led the Texans with 15 points.
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