The Prosper boys and girls basketball teams managed to hold off The Colony in two highly competitive games at Prosper Arena on Friday, Dec. 5.
Jordyn Oliver fueled the 48-45 victory for the Lady Eagles, pouring in 27 points on 11-for-18 shooting. Maddie Cleary added 12 points and Mackenzie Hewitt finished with 7.
The score remained close until the final minutes. After drawing a foul from Oliver, The Colony made three consecutive free throws late in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to one point. Prosper turned the ball over on the following possession but got the ball back and was fouled. Cleary made two free throws to seal the victory.
It was the first loss in district play for The Colony. The Lady Eagles now sit in first place in District 14 with a perfect record against district opponents (5-0, 19-3 overall).
The boys followed with another win by a score of 50-42. Prosper fell behind in the first quarter but managed to head into halftime with a slim one-point lead. In the second half, the Eagles staved off The Colony, riding a big game from junior guard Josh Davis on the way to the victory.
Davis finished with a game-high 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting while also making big contributions in other categories. He led the team with nine rebounds and six assists while also making an impact defensively with five deflections and three steals.
Teammate Zach Wrightsil had a good game offensively as well, putting up 15 points. Prosper (3-0) and Little Elm (3-0) are the only undefeated boys teams remaining in District 14-5A.