Skyline tops Lake Highlands, keeps 3rd in reach

February, 12, 2011
2/12/11
1:15
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DALLAS -- Dallas Skyline remained in contention for third place in District 9-5A with a 71-68 win over Dallas Lake Highlands on Friday at Forester Field House.

The Wildcats were down 36-28 at the half, but battled back to tie the score at 66 with three minutes remaining in the game.

A made free throw put Skyline up by three with 13 seconds left, and the Raiders held on.

"It was a battle like we knew it would be," Skyline coach Stanford Hill Jr. said. "Every time we've played them we've had a lead and they've battled back. Credit to them because they don't give up."

The loss drops third-place Lake Highlands to 8-5 in district play, with fourth-place Skyline moving to 7-5. Lake Highlands has one game left and Skyline has two.

If the teams finish in a tie, Skyline owns the tie-breaker because it swept the season series.
Travis L. Brown covers high schools for ESPNDallas.com. He is a graduate of TCU, where he was sports editor of the student paper, The Daily Skiff.

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