Prosper’s season ends in heartbreak against Frisco Liberty


Jenae Arias

Zach Wrightsil (23) shoots a three-pointer in a 2017 game against The Colony.

Zach Markey, Sports Writer

Liberty sophomore Zion Richardson shoots a controversial shot to win the game against Prosper at the buzzer.

Boys basketball had their season end Tuesday night when they faced Frisco Liberty in their first (and last) playoff game. The contest ended in heartbreak fashion, with Liberty sophomore Zion Richardson tipping in a missed shot to win the playoff game at the buzzer, 51-49. A disappointing and painful loss sadly ends the season for the Eagles.

After the game-winner for Liberty, there was much talk as to if the tip-in from Richardson should’ve even counted for the Red Hawks. As shown in the picture, the game-ending buzzer was clearly off before the ball left Richardson’s hand to win it for Liberty. With this evidence, the shot should not have counted, and we may be looking at the first playoff victory of hopefully a long run for the boys. Instead, Prosper’s year not only ends in disappointment, but in despair knowing that the final shot of their season should not have even counted.

When it comes down to it, the top scorers for the team this year were Josh Davis and Zach Wrightsil, a sophomore and a junior. The team is still extremely young and there were just a handful of seniors this season that can say their last game in the green and white ended in controversy. Although the disappointment and sorrow seem too large to recover from right now, the players, coaches, and entire school need to be very proud as to how the team played this year, and realize that next season starts today.