Forward has big impact for Bowie in first game back from injury

Posted Friday, Feb. 28, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Arlington Bowie senior Kevin Hervey’s comeback was a good one.

In his first game back from an ACL tear over the summer, Hervey was pivotal in his team’s 42-40 Class 5A Region I semifinal victory Friday against Hebron at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Hervey, a UTA commit, drained two 3-pointers in the third quarter and had seven rebounds in the second half to help seal Bowie’s first trip to the regional final in three attempts the past five years.

“It felt good,” Hervey said. “It felt like I was at home.”

Bowie (25-5) jumped out to a 12-7 lead over Hebron (23-9) in the first quarter, but a 7-0 Hebron run in the second quarter pulled the Hawks back close.

Early on, Hervey saw limited action and picked up two quick fouls, keeping him on the bench through the second quarter. He said he used this time to shake off some rust and study for when he came back into the game.

“I was just watching and learning from everyone else’s mistakes, so when I went out there, I didn’t make any mistakes.”

Hebron’s Timothy Hart had two steals that led to transition layups and a free throw. Hebron led 21-20 at halftime.

Bowie began a sluggish third quarter with several turnovers, but Hervey sparked the Vols with two 3-pointers in front of his team’s bench.

Bowie battled back on defense, getting six blocks from center Dante Hales.

Bowie held a one-point lead with the ball and a minute to play when Vols guard David Chavlovich was called for a charge near midcourt while trying to drain the clock.

Hervey rebounded a Hebron shot that rimmed out with 28 seconds remaining.

Chavlovich’s free throw gave Bowie a 2-point lead, and Hebron didn’t score again.

Bowie guard Brandon Hall had a game-high 12 points despite suffering from a stomach virus, head coach Allen Gratts said, adding that his team hung on despite not shooting well.

Bowie faces DeSoto today at noon in the Region I final at TCU’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

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

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)