Late run sends Aledo past FW Trimble Tech

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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.

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