Wylie boys basketball comes back to stun Lubbock Monterey; Lady Bulldogs can't pull upset

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LUBBOCK - The Wylie boys basketball team trailed by 13 at halftime and seven going into the fourth quarter before mounting a comeback to beat Lubbock Monterey 50-46 on the road Tuesday night.

Wylie boys basketball road jersey
Wylie boys basketball road jersey

The Bulldogs (15-12 overall, 3-1 district) handed Monterey its first District 4-5A loss. Along with Abilene Cooper falling to Lubbock-Cooper, Wylie moves into a three-way tie for first place in the district standings.

After the first quarter, it was a three-point game, but the Plainsmen (14-11, 3-1) took control of things in the second quarter. Monterey outscored Wylie 18-8 to lead 31-18 at halftime. The Bulldogs pulled closer in the third, and then dominated the fourth quarter for the road win.

Dylan Jennings scored eight of his team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter and Kazion Brown added five of his 10 points in the final frame. Wylie would score 19 points in the final frame to complete the comeback.

Martin Marshall finished with nine points as eight Bulldogs scored at least a point in the victory.

The Plainsmen were led by Aidan Castillo with a game-high 15 points while Azijon Like finished with nine in the loss.

Wylie returns home Friday to wrap up the first round of district play against Lubbock Coronado.

DISTRICT 4-5A BOYS

Wylie 50, Lubbock Monterey 46

Wylie 10 8 13 19—50

Monterey 13 18 7 8—46

WYLIE (15-12, 3-1) — Derrick Evans 3 0-0 6, KJ Long 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Carrillo 1 0-0 2, Dylan Jennings 4 3-4 13, Kazion Brown 3 3-4 10, Martin Marshall 2 4-4 9, Hunter Hood 1 0-0 3, Mark Fakhoury 0 1-2 1, Avery Brekke 3 0-0 6. Totals 17 11-14 50.

LUBBOCK MONTEREY (14-11, 3-1) — Takeo Young 2 0-0 5, Steven Runels 3 0-0 6, Azijon Luke 3 2-2 9, Justin Perez 0 0-0 0, Vyson Miller 2 0-0 4, Brandon Infante 1 0-0 3, Neeko Young 1 0-0 2, Aidan Castillo 7 1-1 15. Totals 19 3-3 46.

3-Point Goals — Wylie 5 (Jennings 2, Brown 1, Marshall 1, Hood 1); Monterey 5 (T. Young 1, Luke 1, Infante 1, Castillo 2). Total Fouls — Wylie 11, Monterey 15. Fouled Out — Monterey: Miller. Technical Fouls — None.

Maroney not enough against No. 20 Lady Plainsmen

Wylie girls basketball
Wylie girls basketball

At Lubbock, the Wylie girls basketball team held Lubbock Monterey to 13 points below its season average and its second fewest points, but couldn't pull off upset in a 55-48 loss.

Indiah Maroney scored a game-high 22 points and Caroline Steadman finished with 15 to lead the Lady Bulldogs. They held Aaliyah Chavez to 13 points and Kelly Mora scored 19 to lead 20th-ranked Monterey.

Wylie (12-16, 2-4) got off to a fast start to lead 18-7 after the first quarter and took a 31-27 lead into halftime. But the Lady Bulldogs managed only three points in the third quarter as the Lady Plainsmen (24-7, 5-1) took control of the game and held on to win.

On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs come home to host Lubbock Coronado.

DISTRICT 4-5A GIRLS

No. 20 Lubbock Monterey 55, Wylie 48

Wylie 18 13 3 14—48

Monterey 7 20 11 17—55

WYLIE (12-16, 2-6) — Camri Travis 0 0-0 0, Caroline Steadman 5 1-2 15, Mycala Reed 0 0-0 0, Kaylan Adams 4 1-1 9, Kenyah Maroney 1 0-0 2, Indiah Maroney 11 0-0 22, Aliyah Jowers 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 2-3 48.

LUBBOCK MONTEREY (24-7, 5-1) — Charli Garland 3 0-0 7, Aaliyah Chavez 4 5-5 13, Jazlynn Vaquera 2 5-6 11, Kenzie Begaye 1 0-0 3, Tatiana Trotter 1 0-2 2, Kelly Mora 5 9-9 19. Totals 16 19-22 55.

3-Point Goals — Wylie 4 (Steadman 4); Monterey 4 (Garland 1, Vaquera 2, Begaye 1). Total Fouls Wylie 17, Monterey 10. Fouled Out — Wylie: I. Maroney. Technical Fouls — None.

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Wylie boys basketball comes back to stun Lubbock Monterey, girls lose