Prosper finishes 2nd in Prosper ISD Tournament

Zach Markey, Sports Writer

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Boys basketball finished second in the highly competitive Prosper ISD tournament last week. Junior forward Zach Wrightsil and sophomore guard Josh Davis both made the all-tournament first team with their impressive play throughout the weekend. Prosper won their first three games of the tournament against Frisco Legacy Christian, Lake Highlands, and Frisco Wakeland, but ended up falling short in the championship game against Denton Guyer.

The Eagles matched up against Frisco Legacy Christian in the first game of the tournament and won without a problem. The game ended in an impressive 77-30 victory, lead by Prosper football and basketball standout Kaleb Adams and his 15 points.

The following game held a greater challenge for Prosper in facing the Lake Highlands Wildcats. Even with this matchup being more competitive than the first, the contest ended in another lop-sided 60-44 victory for Prosper.

In the next game, the Eagles played a familiar foe, the Frisco Wakeland Wolverines, Saturday afternoon. After a slow 7 point 1st quarter, Prosper exploded with 16 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and 15 in the final quarter, to win the game 54-38. The dynamic duo of Zach Wrightsil and Josh Davis provided for 27 of the Eagles’ 54 points, explaining why they both received all-tournament team honors.

With Prosper winning their first three games quite easily, they headed into the championship game with the belief that they could win the Prosper ISD tournament. However, an extremely tough Denton Guyer team stood in their way. From the very start, Prosper fell behind to the Wildcats, combining for just 12 points in the 1st half. The 2nd half marked a very different story for the Eagles with the boys scoring 26 points. However, the poor 1st half proved costly for the team. Prosper lost the championship game 57-38 to Denton Guyer.

While the championship game resulted in a brutal loss against Denton Guyer for the Eagles, Prosper had a very good showing in the Prosper ISD tournament with a second place finish. The boys won with a force against a few solid teams in the area which is a great sign for players, coaches, and fans. Prosper is out to a great start and it seems as if they will compete for a state championship this season.