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

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Boys basketball: McKinney Boyd tops Wylie by 1

McKinney Boyd, led by Jacob Riding’s 15 points, edged Wylie, 53-52, on Friday.

Wylie led, 22-10, after one quarter and by six points at the half. Boyd outscored Wylie, 22-16, in the final eight minutes.

Cameron Wells led Wylie with 14 points.

In other 6-6A boys basketball games, Brenton Mills scored 16 to lead Allen over Plano West, 68-41. Denton Guyer beat Plano East, 90-54, behind De’Vion Harmon’s 20 points.

Hunter Meyer scored 21 points as Plano defeated McKinney, 58-39. Byron Schoby scored 13 for McKinney.

In 13-5A, Frisco Heritage beat Independence, 74-69. Donovan Souter scored 19 and Tavaughn Flowers had 18. Bryan Maxey scored 32 for Independence.

Frisco Lone Star bounced by Frisco, 63-29. Johnny Stillwell scored 14 for Lone Star. Cody Perry led Frisco with nine.

Frisco Liberty topped Centennial, 59-41, as Zion Richardson scored 19. Tristan Meadors led Centennial with eight.

Wakeland beat Reedy, 57-34, as Cooper Sisco scored 30. Noah Goss had eight for Reedy.

In 11-4A, Celina outran Princeton, 74-67. Karson Stastny had 28 points and Hayden Hollins scored 16 for Celina. Haven Ousley led Princeton with 21.

Carson Holden scored 15 in Lovejoy’s 40-30 victory over West Mesquite in 15-5A. Mesquite Poteet beat Wylie East, 74-59. Sage King had 23 and Xavier Smith 21 for East.

In 14-5A, Prosper beat Newman Smith, 56-48, behind Zach Wrightsill’s 18 points.

McKinney North topped Carrollton Creekview, 57-26, with Maliek Perry scoring 15.

In TAPPS, Frisco Legacy Christian edged Brighter Horizons of Garland, 63-60. Jack Johnson scored 19 for Legacy. Jonathan Alexandre had 15 and Ben Johnson 12.

John Paul II beat Bishop Nolan of Fort Worth, 51-43. Kyle Schichi scored for 25 points.

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