Arlington Bowie grabs berth in FWISD title game over Wyatt
Lewisville held off Arlington Bowie 54-52 Saturday to win its third consecutive Fort Worth ISD Classic at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.
Free throws by guard Jawaun Lane gave Lewisville a 54-49 lead with 15.2 seconds left, but Vols guard Donoven Davenport cut the deficit to 54-52 by making his fourth 3-pointer of the night with 7.5 seconds left.
Following a timeout, the Farmers (12-5) completed a long inbounds pass, but missed the shot. Bowie (14-6) was unable to connect the other way as time expired.
Lane led all scorers with 23 points. Bowie got 20 points from Kyler Edwards and 13 from Davenport.
Fort Worth Dunbar 73, Fort Worth Wyatt 69: With just one victory in hand before the holidays, the Wildcats (4-9) achieved a third-place finish by defeating the Chaparrals (11-6) at the gym whose court is named for former Dunbar coach Robert Hughes Sr.
Tied 63-all near the midway mark of the fourth quarter, Dunbar forward Jerred Fields went basket-steal-basket in the span of 11 seconds to give the Wildcats a 67-63 lead with 3:39 left.
After trading buckets for a 69-65 Dunbar lead with 2:52 remaining, the Wildcats got a turnover when Dunbar guard Jarrod Fields held his position in the lane to draw a charging call with 1:42 left.
Dunbar’s offense then ran 42 seconds off the clock, and Wyatt was done.
Jerred Fields led Dunbar with 21 points, and twin brother Jarrod scored 19. Wyatt was led by 16 points from Wes Gardner.
Lewisville 72, Dunbar 68: The home-team Wildcats (3-9) could not overcome 12 3-pointers by the Farmers (11-5) in the semifinal game.
Tied 55-all to begin the fourth period, crucial 3-pointers by Lewisville’s Marcus Jefferson and Patrick Bethea gave the Farmers a 63-59 lead with 4:59 left.
A basket by Dunbar senior forward Jerred Fields cut the Wildcat deficit to 64-61 with 3:49 to go, but Lewisville scored the next seven points to pull away.
Fields, who led Dunbar with 22 points, made — in the last nine seconds of the game — a mid-range basket and a 3-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final score.
Bowie 69, Wyatt 54: The Vols (14-5) reached the final by building a first-half lead on the Chaparrals (11-5), then holding off a third-period rally by the Fort Worth squad. Wyatt trailed 36-25 at halftime, but cut the deficit to 42-37 on a 3-pointer by Charles Adkins with 3:55 left in the third period. A Bowie 3-pointer by Kyler Edwards and free throws from Richard Robinson and Cade Cunningham pushed the Vols back to 49-37 lead.