Despite a valiant comeback effort by Arlington Lamar's Donnell Johnson, Fort Worth Dunbar held on for a 74-70 victory on Thursday in the first round of the Fort Worth ISD/Coca-Cola Tournament.
Dunbar (8-5) owned a 15-point lead heading into the final quarter at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, but Johnson sparked a 12-2 Lamar run, thanks to four 3-pointers as the game wound to a close.
Johnson led with 27 points, one ahead of teammate Da'Quan Thomas with 26.
De'Lante Brooks led Dunbar with 15 points, followed by Dan Harris and Jonathan Graves, both with 10.
Dunbar faces Mansfield Summit at 2 p.m. today.
Mansfield Summit 58, Fort Bend Kempner 50: Sophomore forward Keilyn Nance scored 15 points to lead the Jaguars (15-4) past the Cougars (5-7).
Arlington Bowie 69, Denton Guyer 45: Jeremy Senglin had 20 points and Malcolm Hughes added 16 to lead the Volunteers (13-1) past the Wildcats (11-4).
Sean Choate finished with 13 points for the Wildcats and Kevin Hervey had 10 points for the Volunteers.
Mansfield Timberview 71, Keller Fossil Ridge 45: Alex Robinson had 18 points and Chris Owens scored 16 to help the Wolves (15-1) earn a first-round win. Timberview led by 10 at halftime, then built the lead to 20.
The Wolves will play Fort Worth Arlington Heights at 11 a.m. today.
FW Arlington Heights 68, Denton 58: Demontre McFarland scored 18 points and Justin Hemphill added 17 to spark the Yellow Jackets (7-4), who sealed the win with a 13-0 run.
Ryan Daniels led Denton with 15 points.
Austin LBJ 82, Midlothian 65: Austin LBJ showed why it's ranked No. 2 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A poll as it steamrolled Midlothian behind David Smith's 13 points.
The Jaguars (18-0) will face Garland Lakeview Centennial at 12:30 p.m. today.
Garland Lakeview Centennial 82, Killeen 65: Lakeview (12-3) fought off Killeen's Brian Long, who finished the game with 30 points, to win comfortably.
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