Bishop Dunne Basketball Teams Compete in District Playoffs
Bishop Dunne Falcons’ 8th grade boys Division 1 basketball team finished in 4th place this year with a 6-3 record and is advancing to the playoffs. The Falcons defeated top-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas on Sunday, March 1, and will now play for the DPL championship on Thursday, March 5th, at 8:30 p.m. vs. St. Monica at Bishop Lynch High School located at 9750 Ferguson Road in east Dallas. Falcon fans are encouraged to attend and cheer their team on to victory!
Falcon Basketball Seasons Come to a Close
The Varsity Basketball team ended their season on Friday, February 27, in the first round of the TAPPS 5A playoffs in College Station, with a tough 58-61 loss to Houston St. Thomas High School. The Falcons had a great season, finishing 3rd in the highly competitive TAPPS District 1-5A. The Falcons were led this season by senior Lasani Johnson, who will be continuing his basketball career next year at Stephen F. Austin State University. Lasani broke two school records while playing four years as a varsity player at Bishop Dunne: most points scored at an away game (48, when he was a sophomore) and most points scored at home by a single player (63, last year as a junior.) The Dallas Morning News featured a Sportsday cover story on him last season and he was the featured athlete on the cover of the school's Winter Media Guide in both 2014 and 2015.
Five other senior players who finished the season with Lasani included Keith Clark, Travis Cook, Kelvene Harrris, Adam Lee and Micah Simon. Both Cook and Simon have signed letters of intent to play football in the fall. Cook will play for Texas Lutheran University and Simon for Brigham Young University.
Falcon Basketball All-Stars
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, the DPL held their annual All-Star games at the American Airlines Center. Bishop Dunne had four 8th grade student-athletes representing their school. 8th grade girls Dawn Washington and Kennedy Payne, and 8th grade boys Julius Marble and Carson Horner competed.
In addition, three other teams had good seasons:
The 6th grade Falcon Boys Division 2 team finished their season with a 5-4 record in 5th place in the east division, and advanced to playoffs.
The 8th grade boys Division 2 team finished tied for 7th place in the West division with 4 wins and 6 losses.
The 8th grade girls Division 1 team finished in 7th place in a very competitive division with a 3-5 record. The 8th grade girls Divison 1 Team last year won the DPL championship and members of that team are now players on the JV and varisty girl's teams.
For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website: www.bdcs.org or www.Dunnesports.com.