Late escape as boys’ basketball beats McKinney North 45-39

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

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The boys’ basketball team secured its spot in the second round after a win 45-39 win against McKinney North Tuesday.

“We knew going into the game the McKinney North would be well-coached and fully prepared for anything that we would do,” boys’ head basketball coach Stephen Friar said via email. “They play a style that is very patient and really challenges us. I’m proud of our guys because at several points they could have checked out but they battled and came out with the win.”

Averaging 18 points per game, junior Zion Richardson only scored nine points Tuesday but getting the win was more important.

“It was tough. We had to pretty much work for everything we got, nothing came easy,” Richardson said. “I feel like I did a good job leading. I could have played better but it’s all about the team. I don’t really care about my aspect. I’m just glad we won.”