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Boys basketball: Fab Five polls and notes


BOYS BASKETBALL

FAB FIVES

• Class 6A

1. Westlake (16-2)

2. Lake Travis (14-3)

3. Vandegrift (14-4)

4. Westwood (14-4)

5. Vista Ridge (11-4)

• Class 5A

1. LBJ (10-3)

2. Rouse (10-4)

3. Reagan (12-3)

4. Cedar Park (9-5)

5. Connally (6-6)

• Class 4A and below

1. Jarrell (13-0)

2. Thorndale (10-2)

3. Lampasas (12-5)

4. Regents (10-6)

5. Texas School for the Deaf (9-2)

TIP-INS

Vandegrift warmed up for its District 25-6A opener against Westlake with an impressive 64-47 victory over San Antonio Reagan on Monday night. Greg Brown III, the Vipers’ sensational 6-foot-7-inch sophomore, scored a game-high 25 points. Guards Justin Florence and Justin Moore combined for 21 points for Vandegrift. … Westlake remained No. 2 in the latest Class 6A state poll released by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Both of the Chaparrals’ losses this season have come against No. 1 Denton Guyer. … Darius McBride, a 6-3 junior for Vista Ridge, will enter District 25-6A play averaging 19.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. … Westwood claimed its seventh consecutive victory with a 61-53 nondistrict triumph over Lehman last week. District 13-6A play will begin Friday, but the Warriors have a bye and don’t tip off district play until a Jan. 3 meeting against Hendrickson. … LBJ point guard Shasirae Harvey scored 26 points as the Jags opened District 25-5A play with a taut 66-62 victory over rival Reagan. The two East Austin schools, separated by just 3 miles, shared the district title after splitting a pair of district games last season. … Rouse improved to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in District 19-5A thanks to a 69-42 romp past Georgetown on Tuesday night. Trevor Berry led the Raiders with 22 points, and Quinlin Daily made 5 of 10 3-point shots while scoring 15 points. Rouse will face Connally on Friday in a matchup between the only two teams yet to lose a 19-5A contest. … Connally is 2-6 against Class 6A teams and 4-0 against fellow Class 5A programs.

— Thomas Jones



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