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Lewisville leaning on junior guard tandem

1/19/2011

The guard tandem of Ryan Bowie and Ray Dorsey has Lewisville well positioned in a competitive District 8-5A.

Bowie, who averages 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, and Dorsey, who averages 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game, are juniors, giving the Farmers one of the most formidable backcourts in the area for the foreseeable future.

Lewisville (18-6, 5-1) is second only to No. 1 Flower Mound Marcus in 8-5A coming up on the midway point of district play.

“They’ve been really good,” Lewisville head coach Henry Thomas said. “They’ve pretty much carried us.”

Recruiters are hot after both players. Thomas expects both to play for Division I colleges.

The two have helped Lewisville make a seamless transition to the 2011 season after the Farmers lost scorers Brandon Jefferson and Jordan Richardson to graduation.

The Farmers average a strong 64 points per game.

On Tuesday, Lewisville got revenge on Plano West, the team that knocked the Farmers out of the playoffs in 2010. After trailing by seven at halftime, Lewisville stormed back for a 64-59 win.

Lewisville plays at Allen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.