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Lincoln edges Seagoville, Woodrow Wilson bests South Oak Cliff in DISD

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By R. Lamar Brooks – Dallas South News Contributor

Pressed in a corner by their opponent, and after seeing their basketball lives flash before them, the Lincoln Tigers pulled off a heart-stopping 60-58 victory over the resurgent Seagoville Dragons in a 4A Bi-District round playoff game played at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse.

It is certain that state-ranked (#5) Tigers did not overlook the unranked but scrappy, tenacious-defense playing Dragons because as Tigers Assistant Coach Dwayne Creggett said before the game, “we take it one game at a time.”

Led by Lebryan Nash’s 27 points, the Tigers moved their season record to 27-3 but Seagoville gave Lincoln all it could handle with the outcome in doubt as the game’s final minutes waned.

basketball goalSeagoville started off slow and found themselves down at the half by a score of 33-20 and fell behind by as 15 points during the third quarter, however after finding their 3- point shooting rhythm, the Dragons were able to pull to a tie at 58-all with 1:25 left in the 4th quarter. Rashaan Talley had his way at various points during the game, giving fans an idea of his talent with his 3-point shooting range and clutch free-throw shooting. Talley
led the Dragons with 24 points. Lincoln was able to handcuff Seagoville big man, Devonta Abron, who finished well under his 24 point per game with 13 points.

In game 2 of the doubleheader at Ellis Davis Field house, fans were treated to another great Dallas ISD game. This overtime thriller saw state-ranked (#7) Woodrow Wilson avert South Oak Cliff’s upset bid by a final score of 58-52.

SOC, in part fueled by Woodrow ending of their title run in last year’s playoffs, held double digit leads throughout the game until Woodrow was able to find its legs. Woodrow, who was on the low end of 23-7 and 29-11 and 39-19 scores during the game staged a furious rally in the closing minutes to tie the game at 49-all with 3:35 left in the game.

SOC’s penchant for missing free-throws proved to be a stumbling block as they were 1 for 6 during the overtime. Woodrow was led by SOC was led by Christopher Hyder who had 12 points while Woodrow was paced by Curtis Davis’ 19 points and Marc Brown, who finished with 14 points.

SOC ends its season with a 17-15 record while Woodrow improves to 26-7 and moves onto the next round.

In other local games of note, Pinkston (#20 in state) drilled Hillcrest, 71-37 and Skyline defeated Garland 63-57.

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