In the first 16 minutes of Wednesday night’s game, Killeen Shoemaker scored 18 points. The Greywolves matched that in the first four minutes of the third quarter.
Shoemaker rallied to beat Mansfield Lake Ridge 59-50 in the final game of the first round of the Whataburger Boys Orange Division.
The Greyhounds trailed 26-18 at halftime before storming out to a 36-28 lead midway through the third. Anotine James hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter for 14 points, and finished with 20 points overall. Devyn Brewton added 12 points.
Lake Ridge, which led 10-4 after the first quarter, had nine players on the scoreboard. Tahlik Chavez led the way with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Sebastian Karwoski added 11 points for the Eagles.
Pearce 78, North Crowley 75
North Crowley almost completed the comeback, having trailed by as much as 19 points with 3:41 in the third quarter, but the 6A No. 5 Panthers couldn’t seal the victory.
Drew Timme had the go-ahead basket late then blocked the game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Richardson Pearce Mustangs a 78-75 upset over the Panthers on Wednesday in the Whataburger Boys Orange Division at W.G. Thomas Coliseum.
North Crowley used a 12-3 run to end the third quarter to make it a 10-point game, then rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Jordon Myers tied it at 72-72 and Tre Thomas got the dunk to give the Panthers the 2-point lead with under a minute left.
Timme, who finished with 17 points, only scored two points in the final frame, but none bigger than the game-winning layup. Richard Johnson, who had a game-high 29 points, gave the Mustangs a 3-point advantage with two free throws with five seconds to go.
North Crowley didn’t have an answer for Johnson, who had nine in the first and second quarters for 18 at the half - giving the Mustangs a 43-34 edge at the break. Johnson added four assists while Timme had game-highs of 15 rebounds and seven assists. Brayden Brown scored 18 points.
Myers finished with 22 points, five dunks including three in the first quarter, and 10 rebounds, four assists and seven steals for the Panthers. Akili Vining had 17 points and Thomas added 14 points and six boards. Kalem Hardaway scored 16 points.
Westlake 87, Trinity 68
Austin Westlake, No. 10 in Class 6A, proved to be too much in the fourth quarter in its 87-68 victory over Euless Trinity on Wednesday.
The Chaparrals led 16-6 early while Brock Cunningham had 13 of their first 14 points. Trinity would make a run to force a tie at 18-18 after one. Cunningham had 13 points with three 3-pointers.
The two scored 47 points combined in the second with Westlake taking a 45-38 lead into halftime. The Trojans stuck around, down 59-55 after three before the Chaparrals took over in the final eight minutes.
Leading by four entering the fourth, Westlake scored six quick points to lead by 10 early in the period to force a Trinity timeout. The Trojans couldn’t recover.
Cunningham finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Keonte Kennedy had 16 points, and Matthew Mayer and Luke Pluymen added 14 and 11 points, respectively.
The Trojans were led by Josh Kashila’s 24 points, with 11 coming in the first quarter. He added five rebounds. UT-San Antonio signee Jhivvan Jackson added 20 points and three assists. Devin Newton finished with 15 points, five boards, three assists and three steals.
Guyer 75, Richland 59
Devion Harmon and Grayson Carter led Denton Guyer past Richland 75-59 in the opening round of the Whataburger Orange Division at W.G. Thomas Coliseum.
Both teams were even after one quarter, 14-14, but the Wildcats started to pull away in the second quarter to take a 31-22 lead into the half. Harmon had eight points while Carter grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Rebels tried to make it close, but Guyer held a 50-36 lead after three. The fourth quarter was a high-scoring one with 48 combined points.
Harmon finished with 16 points and a game-high seven assists. Carter had a double-double with 13 points and 15 boards. Le’Tre Darthard and Jalen Wilson added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Missouri signee C.J. Roberts had a team-high 16 points for Richland. Corey Thomas added 14 points and five assists.
DeSoto 59, Timberview 49
The DeSoto Eagles just wrapped up a state football championship two weeks ago - now the defending 6A state basketball champs are trying to win another Whataburger Orange Division title at W.G. Thomas Coliseum.
La’Vontae Shenault had 17 points, Roderick Mason had a game-high 18 points, and the Eagles defeated 5A No. 17 Mansfield Timberview 59-49 on Wednesday.
DeSoto remains in the hunt for a second-consecutive Whataburger tourney title - the Eagles would be the first team to go back-to-back since Flower Mound Marcus in 2009 and 2010.
Tied at 45-45 after Timberview’s Chris Mullins’ basket, DeSoto finished the final four minutes with a 14-4 run.
Timberview’s Tim Johnson tied the game at 47-47 before Mason hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:26 to go.
Feron Hunt added six points and five rebounds for the Eagles. Brandon Butler had seven points, five boards and three assists and Xavier Ball chipped in six points and a team-high nine rebounds.
The Wolves, who led 22-21 at halftime and 35-30 in the third quarter, got 13 points and a game-high 16 rebounds from Isaac Likekele. Johnson had 14 points and Chris Mullins added 10 points. Trazarien White scored seven points.
Lakeview Centennial 63, Plano West 46
The Class 6A No. 17 Garland Lakeview Centennial Patriots were in control from begining to end in their 63-46 victory over Plano West in the second game of the Whataburger Orange Division on Wednesday at W.G. Thomas Coliseum.
The Patriots were up 16-6 after the first quarter and 35-18 at halftime.
Brendan Brooks had a game-high 24 points for Lakeview Centennial, including five 3-pointers. Zhaire Smith had 15 points, 11 in the second quarter, and Nicolas Rene added eight points.
Ryan Zambie paced Plano West with 11 points, with three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Jeremy Richmond also had 11 points.
McNeil 67, Martin 65
Oregon commit Victor Bailey Jr. scored a game-high 29 points as Round Rock McNeil rallied to beat Arlington Martin in overtime 67-65 to open the 2016 Whataburger Orange Division on Wednesday at W.G. Thomas Coliseum.
Bailey found Casey Meyer down low with 2.8 seconds left in overtime for the win.
Martin (9-6) was in control through three quarters, leading by 14 points, but the Mavericks outscored the Warriors 28-14 in the final period.
A pair of 3-pointers by DJ Kane and four free throws by Bailey got the Mavericks within 53-48 with 4:30 to go. Another free throw, steal and dunk by Bailey made it 53-51 just 28 seconds later.
Bailey drained a 3-pointer to give McNeil a 60-58 lead with 1:30 left until Martin’s Nick Gardner got a steal and uncontested layup to tie it with 57.5 seconds left in regulation.
Isaiah Pittman scored for Martin to tie the game at 65-65 with under 30 seconds left in overtime.
Bailey, who scored 23 points after halftime, added four rebounds and three assists for McNeil (11-4). Kane had 14 points while Jonathan Zeiner and Meyer added 11 and eight points, respectively.
Martin was led by Jalen Petillo’s 12 points and seven rebounds. Jay’Len Wilson added seven points, five boards, six assists and three steals. Nine players scored for the Warriors, four of which had nine points apiece.
The Mavericks were 17 of 24 from the line, 15 of 21 after the break. Martin went 9 of 16 overall.
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DeSoto vs. Westlake, 9:30 a.m.
Pearce vs. Lakeview Centennial, 11:30 a.m.
McNeil vs. Guyer, 12:30 p.m.
Shoemaker vs. Little Rock Parkview, 2 p.m.
Timberview vs. Trinity, 8 a.m.
Martin vs. Richland, 3:30 p.m.
North Crowley vs. Plano West, 5 p.m.
Lake Ridge vs. Amarillo Tascosa, 6:30 p.m.