Finishing up their first round of district competition, the Princeton boys basketball team was hoping to close out this slate on a high note. Entering with a 1-4 overall district record, wins in these two contests would help improve their district positioning as they pushed for another playoff spot.
Princeton hosted its first game of the week Tuesday, Jan. 12, facing rival McKinney North at home. In front of the Panthers crowd, Princeton started off hot, before losing control of the lead from the second quarter onward, losing 64-47.
The Panthers started their game against Rock Hill hot, leading 15-7 at the end of the first quarter thanks to a great defensive effort. By halftime, however, the district-leading Bulldogs started to find their offensive rhythm, outscoring Princeton 22-11 en route to a three-point lead at the break. McKinney North continued its strong offensive performance in the second half, as the Panthers were unable to regain control of the game, falling behind by as many as 18 points in the loss.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]