FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- The 3-ball was hot for the Plano West girls Monday night, helping raise the Wolves over Flower Mound, 76-56.
Allison Staley led the charge from the perimeter, hitting four 3-pointers in the game, including three in the fourth quarter.
Paige Womack led West’s scoring with 16 points.
Flower Mound (15-10, 2-4) caught West (24-2, 6-0 District 8-5A) off guard to begin the game, jumping out to a 21-19 lead thanks to eight points from standout junior point guard Ashley Deary.
Monday’s win continues West’s undefeated streak through District 8-5A play as it moves another step closer to its fourth straight district title.
“We’ve got one of the toughest districts in the state,” Flower Mound coach Sherika Nelson said. “West is a good team and they’re probably going to run away with first.”
Boys: Plano West 81, Flower Mound 61
Sixth man Connor McWilliams provided the spark Plano West (17-6, 3-1 District 8-5A) needed to overcome a slow start and put away Flower Mound (11-13, 1-3).
McWilliams hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter to help bring West within striking distance, and Holt Harmon hit two technical free throws and made a layup on the next play to give West a lead it wouldn’t lose.
McWilliams would go on to hit four more 3s, two in the third and two in the fourth, to complete the rout of its district rival.
The Wolves held Flower Mound to just six points in the second quarter while scoring 23 to pull ahead 45-26 at the half.
That opened up the chance for some of West’s reserves to check into the game, providing a fun break in the middle of a tough district race, coach Anthony Morgan said.
West’s win over Flower Mound came after a key victory over Hebron last week, putting the Wolves in prime position to earn the second seed out of District 8-5A behind Flower Mound Marcus, which is perfect in district play.
“There are going to be some very close games,” Morgan said. “I think Marcus will be the clear front runner. I don’t think they’ll lose a game. Hopefully we can get them, but I think the rest of us are playing for second, third and fourth, and I think we’ll be in the mix if we continue to put some games together.”