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Alabama signee Myra Gordon of Hurst L.D. Bell is latest Dallas-area girls basketball star sidelined by significant injury

Gordon, the area’s leading scorer last season, is expected to miss 4-5 weeks.

Add Alabama signee Myra Gordon of Hurst L.D. Bell to the growing list of Dallas-area girls basketball stars who are out with significant injuries.

Gordon said Monday that she suffered a strained hamstring in a win over Southlake Carroll on Nov. 15 and the injury is expected to sideline her for four to five weeks. Gordon, the area’s leading scorer at 27.4 points per game last season, hopes to return for L.D. Bell’s district opener against Haltom on Dec. 17.

Five of the top 20 recruits in the area are currently out with injuries. The area’s No. 4 (Plano’s Jordyn Merritt), No. 5 (Mansfield Legacy’s Harmoni Turner) and No. 19 (Sachse’s Jayla Brooks) recruits suffered season-ending torn ACLs, and the No. 1 recruit in the state — Baylor signee Sarah Andrews of Irving MacArthur — strained her ACL last week and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

L.D. Bell is ranked No. 18 in the state in Class 6A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and the team is 5-0 with Gordon in the lineup and 2-2 without her. The three-star senior guard is ranked by SportsDay as the sixth-best recruit in the Dallas area in the Class of 2020, and she was an all-state selection last season.

This season, Gordon scored 28 against Arlington Bowie and 25 against Lewisville. Since Gordon was sidelined, the most points an L.D. Bell player has scored in a game is 19 by Hallie Rhodes in a 65-33 win over South Oak Cliff, and Jayden Rhodes and Claire McDonald have also had double-figure scoring games.

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Greg Riddle, SportsDayHS writer and editor. I have worked at The Dallas Morning News since 2000. I cover high school sports as a reporter and help coordinate our coverage. I graduated from TCU, where I ran track and cross country. I previously worked at the Weatherford Democrat, Marshall News Messenger, Amarillo Globe-News and Arlington Morning News.

griddle@dallasnews.com /greg.riddle.94 @DMNGregRiddle
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