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12-5A BOYS BASKETBALL: Skeeters, Stallions notch district victories
Mesquite's Alex Cooper spent the fall showing off his ability to take over games on the football field.
The senior is showing that same trait on the basketball court.
Cooper scored a game-high 34 points as Mesquite picked up a big, early-district victory with a 55-48 win over Tyler Lee on Wednesday.
The Skeeters are tied for first place in 11-5A with Longview, with each sporting 2-0 records. North Mesquite, which knocked off Rockwall on Wednesday, is just behind with a 1-0 mark.
Mesquite, which did not have another player in double figures, needed all the scoring it could get down the stretch. The Skeeters trailed at halftime and were tied through three quarters before outscoring the Red Raiders 21-14 in the fourth quarter.
The Stallions were solid from start to finish in their 51-35 victory over Rockwall.
The Stallions used a 13-6 run in the second quarter to take control and then allowed only six points in the final period.
Ryan Bradley led the offense with 18 points, while Norman Alexander added 11.
The Skeeters and Stallions will hook up in a big game when they meet on Saturday at North Mesquite High School. Horn, which had a district bye on Wednesday, will return to the court on Saturday with a road game at Rockwall-Heath.
Mesquite 2-0 13-8
Longview 2-0 9-9
North Mesquite 1-0 8-9
Tyler Lee 1-1 14-6
Horn 0-1 5-11
Rockwall-Heath 0-1 5-9
Rockwall 0-2 10-11
Mesquite 55, Tyler Lee 48
North Mesquite 51, Rockwall 35
Longview 83, Rockwall-Heath 66
Mesquite at North Mesquite
Horn at Rockwall-Heath
Longview at Tyler Lee
North Mesquite at Longview
Rockwall at Mesquite
Tyler Lee at Horn