Eastern Hills boys hand Dunbar basketball its first District 6-4A loss

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Fort Worth Dunbar looked to be in cruise control before a feisty Fort Worth Eastern Hills team stormed back in the second half for a 71-69 victory, handing Dunbar its first District 6-4A loss of the season.

The Wildcats led by as many as 15 points, but were outscored 24-9 in the decisive third quarter, and the Highlanders made a pair of key plays in the final minute to earn the victory.

Eastern Hills (12-12, 7-7 6-4A) led 7-6, but Quinton Brigham’s follow-up dunk gave Dunbar (17-4, 11-1) a 9-7 lead, and the Wildcats dominated in the the first half.

The Wildcats led by 13 before the Highlanders made a charge. A Noah Scott free throw cut the score to 26-19, but two free throws by Dennis Jones, who scored 13 of his game-high 28 in the second quarter, pushed the Wildcats’ lead to 15 before Scott’s three-point play made it 37-25 at halftime.

In the third period, a three-point play by Daniel William cut Dunbar’s lead to 43-38. Derrick Preston’s 3-pointer put Eastern Hills up 46-45, and the Highlanders led 49-46 going into the fourth quarter.

A Jones steal and layup cut the the Highlanders’ lead to 61-60. Logan Ray then hit a 3-pointer to put Dunbar up 69-67. However, Scott was fouled driving to the basket with 7 seconds left.

Scott missed the second free throw, but William grabbed the rebound, went up strong and was fouled. He completed the three-point play, and Jones’ attempt at the buzzer was off the mark for Dunbar.

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