Late run sends Aledo past FW Trimble Tech

Posted Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Aledo found a spark late to outlast Fort Worth Trimble Tech in a rousing faceoff between District 7-4A front-runners Friday night at Billingsley Fieldhouse.

Alyssa Dry had 21 points, including the go-ahead bucket in an 8-0 run late in the game, for Aledo, which bested the Bulldogs 48-44.

Dry, the focus of Trimble Tech’s physical defensive effort, also had seven rebounds.

Justis Sczcepanski turned in a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds for Aledo (18-3, 7-0 district).

“We kept it going and didn’t give up,” said Dry, a junior whose team trailed throughout the second half. “In the end, it was just competing. Everyone played hard and as a team.”

The Bearcats were taken to the limit by Trimble Tech (20-4, 6-1) but ultimately prevailed by holding the Bulldogs to four points in the last 5:21 of the game.

Dry’s basket gave the Bearcats their first lead of the second half at the 3:05 mark.

Dry followed with a steal, which she took the length of the court for a layup and a decisive run.

The Bearcats held a five-point lead with just over a minute remaining after Sczcepanski’s layin off a length-of-the-court inbounds pass. Desirea McGinnis, though, scored for Tech and then forced an Aledo turnover.

McGinnis had 10 points and nine rebounds and Karrington Brown scored a team-high 12 for Tech.

Trimble Tech broke open a tied game with a 6-0 run to end the first half on consecutive 3-pointers from Tiara Malone and Brown to take a 28-22 lead into intermission.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?

Follow us on Twitter

Read our latest posts at

Game of the week