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Basketball: No. 1 Guyer dominates Plano West behind Wilson, Harmon

Ranked No. 1 in Class 6A with a 24-1 record, Guyer found itself in a good position through the first four games of District 6-6A play. But the Wildcats had yet to really put an opponent away with a dominant effort through four quarters.

Until Friday night.

Guyer once again put on a show in the first half against Plano West but followed that up with an equally impressive second-half performance to knock off the Wolves 87-45.

"I was so proud of every guy," Guyer coach Grant Long said. "It didn't matter who we put on the floor — it was a full four quarters tonight. I was really proud of that. Every single guy contributed, we shared the ball and it was beautiful."

De'Vion Harmon and Jalen Wilson, recently ranked the No. 35 and No. 40 players, respectively, in the class of 2019 by Rivals, took over from the get-go and gave the Wildcats (25-1, 5-0 District 6-6A) a 1-2 punch that West had no answer for.

The duo combined for 31 points in the first two quarters, including four deep 3-pointers from Harmon. Wilson, sporting a new haircut, had six assists before the break.

Long was able to rest his star juniors for most of the second half, but Guyer fed off their fast start to keep its foot on the gas late in the game.

"My curls were hitting me in the face and I had enough of that," Wilson joked about his hair. "I had to change it up a little bit. The braids were a good look. I felt good and played good."

With Harmon and Wilson resting, Guyer coasted through the final two quarters with a lineup headed by Georgetown signee Grayson Carter and senior Le'Try Darthard. The Wildcats rotated in several different players alongside the two senior starters and never missed a beat.

Carter finished with 11 points while Darthard had eight. The Wildcat bench, led by Ty Mcghie's nine-point outing and a six-point effort from Brandon Bird, provided a nice supplement to the team's offensive production.

Guyer, which has won four straight since suffering its only loss against Waxahachie, returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Plano.

"We knew we did our job, and to get everybody in the game tonight was good for us," Harmon said. "I love hanging out and cheering them on. It's not about staying in there and scoring more. All that matters are W's. Seeing the bench guys get in is what I loved tonight."

Guyer 87, Plano West 45

Plano West 10 15 8 12 -- 45
Guyer 23 29 17 18 -- 87

Plano West (16-6, 2-3 District 6-6A) -- R. Zambie 25, Okoro 5, Ochoa 2, Pressly 3, A. Zambie 3, Pearl 7.

Guyer (25-1, 5-0 District 6-6A) -- Brandon Bird 6, Le'Tre Darthard 8, Chris Craig 4, Jalen Wilson 20, De'Vion Harmon 16, Cadon Hill 4, Calvin Phillips 2, Ty Mcghie 9, JaKobe Coles 6, Grayson Carter 11.