University Interscholastic League
McDonald’s All-American Marcus Smart made the game saving defensive play to lead defending Class 5A state champion Flower Mound Marcus to a 39-38 regional championship win over South Grand Prairie.
The Duncanville Pantherettes and five other Dallas-Fort Worth area girls high school basketball teams play for state championships on Saturday in Austin.
Defending Class 5A state champion Flower Mound Marcus, led by McDonald’s All-American Marcus Smart, faces its toughest challenge yet in the UIL state playoffs when it squares off against 6th-ranked North Crowley tonight at 6 p.m. in the state’s marquee matchup as regional tournaments tip off across Texas.
Six North Texas high schools, which all share rich girls basketball traditions, will once field teams in the UIL girls basketball state tournament in Austin this week.
Top-ranked Irving MacArthur meets 3rd-ranked Duncanville in the girls high school basketball Class 5A Region I championship game on Saturday afternoon. At stake is a trip to the UIL State Tournament in Austin next week.
Top ranked Irving MacArthur and No. 3 Duncanville will face their stiffest tests of the season Tuesday as the UIL girls playoffs reach the regional quarterfinal round.
All-American Alexis Jones sliced and diced the Keller defense for 27 points as the state’s top ranked high school girls basketball team, Irving MacArthur, rolled to the next round of the UIL state playoffs with a 64-47 victory Friday night in Colleyville.