Boys Basketball

Dunbar, Bowie and Wyatt boys advance to semifinals at FWISD Classic

Arlington Bowie is hunting a fifth FWISD Classic championship after beating Marcus in quarterfinals

Guard Kyler Edwards had 21 points to lead all scorers in Bowie's 54-49 win over Flower Mound Marcus. The Vols will face Fort Worth Wyatt in the semifinals Saturday. Video by Matthew Martinez.
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Guard Kyler Edwards had 21 points to lead all scorers in Bowie's 54-49 win over Flower Mound Marcus. The Vols will face Fort Worth Wyatt in the semifinals Saturday. Video by Matthew Martinez.

Arlington Bowie 54 Flower Mound Marcus 49

The Vols (13-5) held off the Marauders (9-8) to take Friday’s quarterfinal game at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

Bowie guard Richard Robinson took charge in the fourth quarter, scoring six of his 11 points, making three key steals and handing out four assists. Marcus squeezed the Bowie lead to three, but Robinson and the Volunteers had an answer each time.

Vols guard Kyler Edwards scored five points in the deciding quarter and led Bowie scoring with 21 points. Jake Watermiller scored 15 to lead Marcus.

After the win, Wyatt (11-4) will face Arlington Bowie in the tournament semifinals. Video by

Fort Worth Wyatt 75, Austin LBJ 71 (OT)

The Chaparrals (11-4) outlasted LBJ in another quarterfinal that saw seven lead changes and five ties.

After falling behind 22-12 on a pullup jumper from Darnell Barnett on the first possession of the second quarter, Wyatt clawed back into things before halftime. Wesley Gardner turned around in the lane for a bucket that made it 29-21 with 2:50 left before halftime before Traylynn Spencer’s leaner in the lane a minute later made it 29-25.

LBJ hung onto a 33-29 halftime lead, but Wyatt went up 35-34 on Yverson St. Albert’s breakaway hoop set up by Dominic Williams’ steal early in the third. Gardner’s bucket in the lane and Kendrick Brown’s rainbow 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in the third put the Chaps up 49-45 headed into the fourth.

But Wyatt found itself down 59-52 with 5:13 to play after coach DeMarqus James was whistled for a technical foul for arguing calls with officials. The Chaps battled back to tie the game, 61-61 on a Clint Maxfield 3-pointer, a Williams transition hoop and two Spencer free throws.

Gardner led Wyatt with 21 points, while St. Alberts had 12, including the three-point play that gave Wyatt its 69-68 lead with three minutes left in overtime. DeAndre Johnson and Brian Batts led LBJ, who will face Arlington Bowie in the semifinals Saturday, with 19.

Lewisville coasted to a 59-44 win in the quarterfinals and will meet Fort Worth Dunbar in the semis on Saturday. Video by Gary Skrehart.

Lewisville 59, Keller Fossil Ridge 44

Lewisville (10-5) held Ridge scoreless for the game’s first 4:45, built a 33-14 lead at halftime and coasted in the second half to a win and a berth in the FWISD Classic semifinals.

Ridge (6-9) tried to battle back in the second half, but Lewisville created enough turnovers and created enough offense to keep the Panthers at arm’s length.

Jawaun Lane and Jydonn Griffith had 10 apiece in a balanced Lewisville offensive attack. Ridge guard Marcos Carlis led all scorers with 16 points in the loss.

The Flying Wildcats were struggling coming into the holiday tournament season, but two wins on their home court have Dunbar (3-

Fort Worth Dunbar 89, Arlington Lamar 76

The Wildcats (3-8) led start to finish in defeating the Vikings (8-9) in the last quarterfinal game. Jerrod Fields scored 24 for Dunbar, followed by 20 from Jerred Fields.

The Wildcats used a pressure defense to force turnovers that led to 24 points at the other end for Dunbar. The Wildcats meet Lewisville (10-5) in a semifinal at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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