Waco slips past Trophy Club Nelson in overtime

Posted Friday, Feb. 21, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Matthew McGowan’s nine points in overtime led Waco to a 75-70 victory over Trophy Club Nelson on Friday in a Class 4A area-round playoff game at Glen Rose High School.

Trailing by two with seven seconds remaining in regulation, Waco’s Doug Canada found himself with the ball in the paint after a missed shot and managed to toss up the game-tying basket as time expired.

McGowan rose to the occasion in overtime.

“We refused to lose and I did what I had to do to win tonight,” said McGowan, who finished with a team-high 27 points.

Waco (22-7) was coming off a bi-district victory over Fort Worth Arlington Heights in which it scored 94 points in regulation. Nelson (24-8) scored 46 points in its victory over Fort Worth Eastern Hills.

Emmanuel Nzekwesi led the Bobcats. The 6-foot-7 forward finished with 29 points, 22 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Waco will face Crowley in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals. A location and time has not been determined.

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?


Get updates on the go

Live scores from a full slate of games, plus news and videos from our high school experts. Right on your phone.

Follow us on Twitter

Read our latest posts at twitter.com/dfwvarsity



Game of the week

Rank Team Win/loss Previous
1. Cedar Hill 17-2 -
2. North Crowley 15-5 -
3. Duncanville 15-4 -
4. Richland 13-3 -
5. South Grand Prairie 14-4 -
6. Colleyville Heritage 14-5 -
7. Justin Northwest 17-4 -
8. Arlington 14-7 -
9. Coppell 15-5 -
10. Arlington Lamar 12-6 -
Week 8 (01/03/2011-01/09/2011)
Rank Team Win/loss Previous
1. Mansfield Summit 14-6 -
2. Grace Prep 14-5 -
3. FW Arlington Heights 12-2 -
4. FW Trimble Tech 17-3 -
5. Azle 13-3 -
6. Crowley 11-8 -
7. Everman 14-4 -
8. Kennedale 10-1 -
9. FW Southwest 11-8 -
10. Nolan Catholic 10-5
Week 8 (01/03/2011-01/09/2011)