The Prosper boys basketball team is off to a hot start and remains undefeated through the first half-dozen games of the season.
After dominating the first pair of games on the schedule, the Eagles swept the Lone Star Tournament in Frisco from Monday, Nov. 20 to Tuesday, Nov. 21. This marks the third time in the past four years that Prosper has started a season with a 6-0 record, and three of those wins have come against 6A opponents.
The tournament began with a big 72-44 win over Frisco Heritage. Senior forward Zach Wrightsil led all scorers with 20 points, and junior guard Josh Davis added 16. Overall, Prosper outscored Heritage 28-5 in the first quarter and cruised to the victory from that point on.
The second game of the Monday doubleheader came against Plano (6A), resulting in a 64-57 win. Davis led the Eagles with 22 points while Wrightsil added 16.
Tuesday morning’s matchup ended with a 20-point blowout over Lincoln. Freshman Grant Shaw, the only freshman on the team, led Prosper with a career-high 13 points. Senior Ben Quinlan also made an impressive contribution with 10 points of his own.
The tournament concluded with a hard-fought 53-49 win over Mesquite, another 6A program. Down by one point at halftime, Prosper made the most damage in the third quarter, outscoring Mesquite 15-5 to build a large enough lead to last until the final buzzer. Senior sharpshooter Kyle Jessen led the Eagles with 19 points. Mesquite’s Aaron Sanders led the game with 23 points, becoming the only player to score more than 20 against Prosper this season.
Before heading to the Lone Star Tournament, Prosper notched its biggest win of the year so far, 75-35 over North Garland. Wrightsil was scoring with vengeance from the opening tip, putting up 16 of his 26 points in the first quarter alone. Prosper led 41-17 at halftime and showed no mercy in the third quarter, outscoring North Garland 28-5.
Prosper boys hoops will return from the holiday break for a road game at McKinney Boyd on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Soon after, the Eagles will host a three-day tournament at Prosper High School, starting on Thursday, Nov. 30.