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HP vs. McKinney North (Varsity Girls Playoffs) Highland Park's Kaitlyn Read takes a shot.

Highland Park junior Kaitlyn Read scored the winning basket in the Lady Scot varsity basketball team's 40-39 playoff victory over McKinney North on Tuesday by making a putback shot that barely beat the final buzzer.

This victory is the fourth time that the Lady Scots have beaten the McKinney North Lady Bulldogs this season.

During the game, Lady Scots Sydney McDaniel and Kaitlyn Read led the team in scoring with 12 points a piece. The other scorers for Highland Park were Courtney Klingaman with seven points and Libby Ethington, Amanda Goodwin and Alex Reynolds with three points each.

At the end of the game, players on Highland Park's boys and other girls basketball teams stormed the court in celebration, which you can see in a picture in the gallery below.

The Lady Scots will be playing against West Mesquite, which is ranked No. 24 in the state, in the UIL Regional Semifinal round of the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Garland ISD Special Events Center.

(Photos and stats courtesy of Rob Graham.)

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