The Highland Park boys picked up two wins in three nondistrict games last week, gaining some solid momentum before the bulk of the District 13-5A slate.
Most impressive was a 72-67 road victory over perennial Class 6A powerhouse Allen on Dec. 31. The Scots followed that up with their best offensive game of the season during a 92-70 triumph over Wilmer-Hutchins on Saturday.
HP originally was scheduled to play district rival Forney on Saturday, but due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for the Jackrabbits, that contest was postponed to Jan. 16. The Scots (6-4, 1-0) lined up Wilmer-Hutchins as a late replacement.
The two wins came after a 67-52 loss at Coppell on Dec. 30. Next up, HP returns to league play with a pair of road games at West Mesquite on Tuesday and at Crandall on Jan. 8.