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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Richardson win over Berkner shakes up 9-5A

By Jeff Andrews

Richardson Berkner looked to be in position to win the District 9-5A title heading into this week.

Richardson’s upset win over the Rams changed that.

Brandon Scott’s bucket in the waning seconds gave Richardson (13-15, 6-5) a 56-54 win over Berkner (22-8, 10-1) on Tuesday, giving life to Richardson’s playoff hopes and putting Berkner’s first-place status in jeopardy.

Berkner now has a two-game lead on Lake Highlands (18-10, 8-3) and Dallas Jesuit (14-14, 8-3) with three games left in the season. Berkner hosts Lake Highlands on Thursday night.

The win pulled Richardson into a tie for fourth place with Dallas Skyline (14-11, 6-5). The two teams split its season series.

Despite the stumble, Berkner can win the 9-5A title outright, even if it loses to Lake Highlands on Thursday. Its final two games are against Dallas Sunset and Dallas Samuell – the bottom two teams in the district.

Lake Highlands and Jesuit would need to win out and have one of the bottom feeders to beat Berkner to pull into a tie for first.