Dallas Kimball overpowers Mansfield Summit

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Mansfield Summit’s chance at the UIL state tournament will have to wait at least another year.

Dallas Kimball, on the strength of 15 forced turnovers, roared into the Class 4A Region II final with a 69-60 victory Friday against the Jaguars at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Kimball (23-7) will face Lancaster, an improbable winner over Dallas South Oak Cliff in the first semifinal, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Lancaster overcame a 20-point second-half deficit in its win.

For Summit, perimeter shooting was a constant struggle in the loss. The Jaguars (21-12) went just 22 of 65 from the field.

“I’m proud of them for hanging in there,” Summit coach Jason Mutterer said. “We cut the lead twice to seven, and six points a couple of times but just didn’t have the staying power.”

Defensive stalwarts Corinthian Ramsey and Terrance Hubby both had three fouls through the third quarter, and it showed on the defensive end.

“We just weren’t able to play as aggressively on defense because of the foul trouble, but we also allowed them too many lob chances at the basket, and that led to a lot of dunks,” Mutterer said.

Summit was able into cut Kimball’s lead, which grew to as much as 16 points midway through the third quarter, when Ramsey hit the second of two 3-pointers during an 8-0 run that pulled the Jaguars within 48-40.

But Kimball worked the floor in a deliberate offense the final quarter to stymie any Summit comeback. Trent Brinkley led Kimball with 24 points, including five dunks. Juwan Evans had 17 and D’Angelo Allen added 15 for the Knights.

Summit, which closed within six points in the final minute, got 21 points from Hubby, 14 from Keilyn Nance and 11 from Ramsey.

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