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State 6A Boys Basketball Champions: Allen 49, Katy Tompkins 47 (OT) #AUP

Allen’s Donovan Parham pumped in the winning bucket with a little more than a second to go in overtime as the Allen Eagles won the Class 6A State Boys Basketball Championship, 49-47, over Katy Tompkins in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night.

Allen (34-5) trailed by three points going into the fourth quarter, rallied and finished the fourth period tied, 44-44.

Allen’s Jaylon Scott sank one of two free-throw attempts with just over three minutes left in overtime for a 45-44 Eagles’ lead.

Allen fell behind by two points in overtime on a 3-pointer by Eden Holt.

The Eagles came back on two free throws by state final MVP Jaylen Walker to tie the score at 47-47. Walker led the Eagles with 18 points, with four 3-pointers.

Then came a missed shot by Tompkins. Parham scored on his layup to give Allen a 49-47 margin with 1.1 seconds to go. Tompkins (32-9) had one more shot but missed. … as Allen captured the high school’s first boys State Basketball Championship.

State 6A final highlights: The score was tied five times Saturday night, and the lead changed hands 13 times in the state final.

Isaiah Stevens led Allen with seven points at halftime. Stevens had 11 points by the end of the third quarter with Tompkins ahead, 35-32.

Walker’s bucket cut the lead to 35-34 with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter as Allen kept fighting back.

With 3:30 left in the fourth quarter, Walker pumped in a 3-pointer then Tompkins scored again for a one-point lead at 40-39.

Scott put the Eagles up, 44-43, on a layup in the fourth quarter. Tompkins tied the score, 44-44, on a free throw by C.J. Washington.

Allen trailed, 14-9, at the end of the first quarter.

Notable: Duncanville’s 1998-1999 team was the last before 6A Allen to win state in basketball and football in the largest school class. Congrats on Allen winning state in wrestling, football and basketball in 2017-2018.

– Brian Bearden


Boys 6A Basketball State Semifinal: Allen Eagles 70, Austin Westlake 55; next Katy Tompkins in final #AUP

Jaylen Walker, Jerritt Dixon, Isaiah Stevens and Jaylon Scott led Allen in scoring as the Eagles beat the Austin Westlake Chaparrals, 70-55, to capture the Class 6A State Semifinal Boys Basketball game Friday night to advance to the state championship.

The Allen Eagles (33-5) play Katy Tompkins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the state 6A championship game (TV: FoxSportsSW) in The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

On Friday, Walker scored 16 points, including two 3-pointers and pulled down four rebounds.

Stevens, starting at guard for Allen along with Brenton Mills hit twice from 3-point range, made an assist and had two rebounds and finished with 14 points.

Forwards Scott and Walker combined for 30 of Allen’s 70 points. Walker made six of 11 shots on the floor and sank both of his free-throw attempts. Scott made 5-of-5 of his shots during the game and added four points on free throws.

Scott boosted Allen with four defensive rebounds and finished with five. Scott and Mills each stole the ball twice from the Chaparrals.

Mills scored five points and made two assists.

Jordan Neely made two assists, and Korey Jones contributed a rebound.

Donovan Parham scored nine points, made an assist and added a rebound and a 3-pointer for the Eagles.

Allen led by four after the first quarter and by 30-28 at halftime. The Eagles outscored Westlake (36-4) in the second half, 40 to 27.

– Brian Bearden


Scouting report: Katy Tompkins (31-8) edged South Garland, 80-76, in overtime in the 6A State Semifinals for a chance to play Allen.

The Falcons are making their first trip to the state final.

South Garland guard Tyrese Maxey scored 46 for the Colonels to pass SMU and Dallas Roosevelt post Ira Terrell for scoring points in a game at the state tournament.

South Garland finished at 36-3.

– Brian Bearden

FoxSports Southwest will be broadcasting Saturday night’s Class 6A final.

🏀 Story sponsored by Rider Wellness and Chiropractic and Cody Johnson’s Advanced Physical Therapy (Alma and Hedgcoxe in Allen, Texas).

Thanks to UIL for providing boxscore.


Allen Eagles advance to 6A Regional Boys Basketball Finals against rival Denton Guyer

Fort Worth – Allen found a way to rally in the second half to beat North Crowley for a 73-67 victory in the Class 6A Region I Semifinals on Friday night at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

North Crowley led by 10 in the third quarter but couldn’t stop four Eagles from finishing in double figures in points. Allen’s Brenton Mills scored 14 points, including four of Allen’s 10 🏀 three-pointers.

Isaiah Stevens finished with 13 points. Jaylen Walker scored 12, and Jerritt Dixon had 11. The Eagles sank 19 free throws in the win.

Grant Sherfield scored 27 points to lead North Crowley.

The Eagles basketball team 🏀 has reached the regional semifinal round four times in last five seasons.

For Allen, Jordan Neely scored eight points, Korey Jones 6, Jaylon Scott 5, Donovan Parham 3 and Cameron Mann one point.

Allen led, 25-16, going into the second quarter but was held to seven points and went into halftime down, 37-32.

Allen outscored North Crowley, 23-12, in the third quarter to enter the fourth quarter ahead, 55-49.

Rivals meet again: Allen (32-5) faces top-ranked Denton Guyer (38-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth in the regional final game.

Guyer ended a 23-game win steak for Odessa Permian, winning the semifinal, 58-48, on Friday.

USA Today ranks Guyer 11th in the country.

Scouting report: Allen will have to stop Guyer’s fast-breaking dunk scoring De’Vion Harmon, who scored 18 against Permian (31-4).

Allen is back in the region final for the third time. If Allen wins Saturday, the Eagles basketball team will be back in the state tournament for the second time.

Guyer has two wins in district against Allen this basketball season. Allen fell by seven and 24 points. Guyer put up an 82-75 win and a 83-59 victory.

Allen entered the playoffs ranked 10th in the state. Guyer is ranked No. 1 and is going to to region final for the first time in basketball.

Saturday’s game starts at 1 p.m.

Drivers from Allen might want to leave by 11 a.m. Saturday to have plenty of time to get to Wilkerson-Greines, on the south side of Fort Worth off I-20.

Brian Bearden


19 National Merit Finalists at Allen HS #AUP

Congrats to Allen’s 19 National Merit Finalists

Joe Alappat

Rahul Anand

Victoria Catlett

Raghav Chawla

Tong Chen

Catherine Cheng

Samantha Cheng

Danica Corbeta

Sahithi Golkonda

Miguel Gomez-Garcia

Kylie Hoyt

Ryan King

Christopher Li

Mary Li

John Paul O’Brien

Claire Pedison

Parker Primrose

Chase Taylor

Anurag Vempati

Story sponsored for Allen Eagles by Brian Bearden


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