ALLEN — Tuesday was supposed to be Senior Night at Allen High School. So much for ceremony.

Allen seniors Kelsey Gee, Brittnea Nemecek, Chris Thyne and Justin Stephens were honored before Tuesday’s doubleheader with Stonewall, and, although Gee scored 22 points in the final regular-season home appearance of her spectacular career, the night belonged to the new generation of players at both schools.

Stonewall sophomore Tesia Worcester scored a career-high 24 points to lead the sixth-ranked (Class A) Lady Longhorns to a 53-32 victory that was much closer than the score, then Allen sophomore Preston Frazier posted a career-best 28 points in an 84-75 Mustang win that, in contrast to the girls’ game, wasn’t as tight as the eventual margin of victory.

In addition to the heroics by Worcester and Frazier, Stonewall sophomore Bronson Gore scored a career-high 21 in his team’s loss (in a game marred by three technical fouls), and juniors Felicia Logsdon of Stonewall and Brandon Postoak of Allen played major roles in the the wins by their respective clubs.


Stonewall 53, Allen 32

Gee scored five points in a 7-0 Allen run that cut an 11-point Stonewall lead (36-25) with 6:30 to play to just four with 2:55 remaining, but Worcester and Logsdon combined for 15 points in a 17-0 Stonewall spurt to close the game.

After Gee’s layup made it 36-32, Worcester sank a pair of free throws and Tobie Daniel hit her only basket of the game — a layup off an assist from Cherokee Brown — over the next minute to increase the Stonewall lead to eight. Worcester and Logsdon (who finished with 14 points despite taking only six shots) then sank 9-of-10 free throws — including six straight by Worcester — over the next 1:09 to make it 49-32, and they each hit a basket in the final 38 seconds for the final margin of victory.

“I felt like we had a little hangover after Friday’s game (a 41-34 victory over Class A No. 5 Coalgate),” second-year Stonewall coach Christie Jennings said after watching her club post its sixth straight victory since Christmas to improve to 20-1 after an 18-8 campaign in 2004-2005. “And Allen came out and played pretty well.”

Worcester, who averaged more than 10 points and five steals last season as a freshman coming off the bench, was relatively quiet offensively early this season as Logsdon and junior Rena Serpa carried most of the scoring lead for the Lady Longhorns. But the 5-6 sophomore followed her 12-point effort in the Coalgate victory by going 6-for-11 from the field and 10-for-13 from the line Tuesday, and she also had four steals, two rebounds and two assists.

“Tesia turned down a lot of shots early in the season,” Jennings said. “But she’s looking to score more now.

“If I was playing us, I don’t know who I would guard,” she added. “My first six players (Logsdon, Worcester, Serpa, Daniel, Brown and super-sub Kristie Byrd) have all had big games this season.”

Gee, arguably the area’s top female player, was solid in defeat (8-of-13 from the field, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals), and she gave the Lady Mustangs their last lead of the first half at 9-6 on a 3-point play with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. Worcester tied it on a 3-pointer — off one of Logsdon’s six assists in the game — 20 seconds later, the Lady Longhorns went in front on a pair of Worcester free throws with 6:34 left in the half, and Stonewall had an 18-15 lead at intermission.

Allen (14-6) led twice in the third quarter, with Gee giving the Lady Mustangs their final lead of the night (25-23) on a pair of free throws with 2:22 left in the period, but Worcester scored the first seven points and assisted on the final basket (a Brown layup) in a 13-0 run that put Stonewall up, 36-25, with 6:45 to play.

Brown finished with seven points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists in one of her best all-around games of the season, and Serpa — like Logsdon a focus of the Allen defense all night — added six points and five rebounds. Tobie Daniel, Stonewall’s only senior, took only three shots but hit the key basket early in her team’s pivotal fourth-quarter run and also had three steals and a team-high six rebounds.

Gee accounted for all but five of Allen’s 13 field goals in the game (in 33 attempts), and no other Lady Mustang had more than four points, but sophomore Lorissa Skelton had a game-high nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot, and Nemecek was 2-for-4 and finished with four points in her final home contest.


Allen 84, Stonewall 75

Frazier, who has shown flashes of star power but has also struggled with consistency throughout his brief career, put together one of the best games seen in the area this season, and joined with Postoak — in the midst of an apparent late-season offensive surge — to lead Allen to an impressive victory that avenged the Mustangs’ overtime loss to Stonewall in the third-place game of the S.T.A.R. Tournament late last month.

Postoak — who finished with 19 points, five rebounds, five steals, four assists and a blocked shot — and Chris Thyne had 10 points apiece in a first half that ended with Allen up 39-28 then Frazier took over in the second half, hitting six of his eight field goal attempts and adding 11 free throws after intermission as Allen (11-9) built an 84-62 lead with two minutes to play. The Stonewall bench outscored the Allen reserves, 13-0, the rest of the way to make the score respectable.

Frazier finished 8-for-14 from the field and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in easily the best performance of his varsity career, and Thyne (14 points and six rebounds) and Stephens (11 points) joined Postoak — who had 20 points in a loss to Caddo Saturday — and Frazier in double figures.

Gore was 7-for-11 from the field, and the Longhorns (11-10) trailed just 39-32 when he picked up his fourth foul with 5:57 left in the third quarter. With Gore on the bench, Allen — helped by a technical against Jake Munday (who picked up three fouls, including the technical, in the span of about 12 seconds) — went on a 9-0 run (a 3-pointer by Corby King and six straight points from Frazier) to take a 48-32 lead with 4:23 left in the period.

Longhorn center Bo Scribner had 17 points (14 in the second half), six rebounds and two steals, and Cole Carter and Wendell Taylor came off the bench to add eight points apiece in the loss, but Brian Monroe — Stonewall’s leading scorer for the season — was just 2-for-15 (after taking an elbow to the throat in practice Tuesday afternoon) and finished with a season-low six points.

Stonewall — which will host a district playoff tournament — will entertain Stuart Thursday and Calvin Friday in the final two home games of the regular season for the Longhorns and Lady Longhorns, while Allen has games at Vanoss Friday and New Lima Tuesday. Like Stonewall, Allen opens district play on Thursday, Feb. 10.

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