COLLEYVILLE — Southlake Carroll point guard Kennedy Leonard scored a game-high 27 points — 12 in the fourth quarter — as the Dragons rallied to defeat Colleyville Heritage 61-56 in a girls basketball game Tuesday at Colleyville Heritage.
The game was tied at 42 entering the fourth quarter, but Heritage (4-5) took its largest lead of the game at 49-44 with 5:43 left after two baskets by UT Arlington commit Artavia Ford and a 3-pointer by Caitlyn Foster.
Ford led the Panthers with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Leonard took over from that point, tying the game at 51 with a pair of free throws before scoring the next eight points, the final two on a layup with 12 seconds left that gave the Dragons (7-2) a 59-53 lead.
The teams traded baskets early until Carroll went on a 13-0 run late in the first quarter and early in the second to take a 25-14 lead with 7:02 left before the half. Anna Hurlburt had seven of her nine first-half points during the spree.
The Panthers battled back behind Ford, who scored all seven of her first-half points from that point on to bring Heritage back to within 30-27 at the half.
The Panthers pulled even at 36 on a basket by Ford with 4:13 left in the third quarter. Leonard’s layup at the third-quarter buzzer tied the game at 42.
“We always have a battle with Colleyville [Heritage],” Leonard said. “I think the team just really stepped up and we were good when we needed to be.”
Southlake Carroll point guard Kennedy Leonard, center, scored 27 points for the Dragons, including 12 in the fourth quarter.
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