Prosper continues stellar season, currently first in district with 20-2 record


Jenae Arias

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

Zach Markey, Sports Writer and Editor

Prosper basketball has continued their historic season of wins throughout the month of December and beginning part of January. The Eagles have tallied victories in eight of their last nine games, while maintaining their lead atop District 14-5a.

Prosper’s wins have came against district foes, as well as some teams faced in tournament play. The Colony, McKinney North, Carrollton Creekview have all fell victim to the Eagles in the past two weeks. Carrollton Creekview lost their matchup Tuesday by a total of 50 points, which marks Prosper’s greatest margin of victory on the year. Three players finished the game in double figures, however no player scored above 10 points on the night. The blowout was the true definition of a team victory for the Eagles.

As showcased to perfection in the Creekview matchup, Prosper’s success has come from every player on the roster. Despite Josh Davis putting up impressive numbers night after night, the team seems to not be carried by one individual player. When Davis puts up an superb line (as he usually does), usually five or more players compliment with solid numbers as well to contribute to a win. Through this notable run for Prosper, it has proven that “team basketball” is the best kind of basketball.

Another factor that makes the start of a season like this even more spectacular: is the fact that nobody expected this to be how the season goes for Prosper. After last season, it was clear how Prosper was a young team that had potential, but the way they have performed up to this point has been completely unexpected. To show this, the clear favorite to win district 14-5a before the season was Little Elm. Prosper defeated Little Elm earlier in the season, 60-56.

At this point, the hope is for the boys to not let up their efforts in the final part of the regular season. They need to continue to play team basketball, like they have all season. Prosper’s next two games come vs. Lake Dallas and Little Elm at home. It is a firm belief that this season can be more than just a short playoff run in Prosper, it can now be the season that puts Prosper on the Texas High School Basketball map.