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CLYDE -- Offense wasn’t at a premium Tuesday when Southcrest Christian tangled with Red Ovilla Christian in a Class 2A state semifinal game.
Seniors Autumn Moore & Avrie Douglas are proud of how the Lady Pirates played against Frisco Liberty, eager to see how the returnees build on what the 2020-21 crew set in motion.
SAN ANTONIO -- Niyah Thompson was in the right spot at the right time and her Lubbock-Cooper teammates ran the right play to get her the ball to be an unlikely heroine on Saturday in a Class 5A state semifinal showdown against reigning state champion Frisco Liberty.
TUSCOLA -- The third time in the last few weeks was no charm for Fort Worth Lake Country Friday when it tangled with No. 1-ranked Lubbock Christian in a TAPPS Class 4A regional playoff game.
ARLINGTON -- Anybody expecting Trinity Christian to simply give up its throne on top of the Class 4A pecking order might want to think again.
SAN ANTONIO -- Big moments aren’t impossible to navigate, especially if they aren’t new or unfamiliar.
LITTLEFIELD -- There is something inherently special about making history. Usually it requires some boldness, some expected methods that have worked well all season, plus a hero or two nobody might’ve anticipated.
Trinity Christian is known for making noteworthy statements on the court in the postseason, and the Lady Lions made no exception to that declaration on Tuesday.
Three-time reigning state champion Southcrest Christian began its newest quest for gold by rolling past Weatherford Christian on Tuesday.
SHERMAN -- Kingdom Prep didn’t panic when it fell behind early Tuesday and that emotional patience proved valuable in a Class 2A area-round matchup against No. 2-ranked Sherman Texoma Christian.
Lubbock Christian left no doubt as to who the top of the food chain is in the TAPPS Class 4A playoffs hit the area round on Saturday.
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper has found a recipe for postseason success and there isn’t any reason to change something that works so well.
FORT STOCKTON -- Upsets happen in postseason basketball and that’s exactly why Lubbock-Cooper found itself on the court with Canutillo on Wednesday in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
CLYDE -- For somebody to end Frenship’s season, it was going to take a solid, relentless effort from opening tip to final horn.
PECOS -- For a majority of the game Saturday, El Paso Eastwood stuck close to District 2-6A champion Frenship in a weather-delayed bi-district playoff showdown.
PECOS -- Lubbock-Cooper recovered from a slow start Saturday to take a 43-29 victory against El Paso Andress in the area round of the Class 5A Region I playoffs.
ABERNATHY -- Teams that rely on the 3-pointer tend to live and die by that element of offense, and on Friday night Plainview did plenty of living against Coronado in a Class 5A bi-district playoff game.
On the final night of District 1-2A play for four Lubbock teams, two showed why they are among the favorites to compete for state championships and the other two got a stark reminder of how tough life is in their own backyard.
CANYON -- There are bright days on the horizon for Estacado but the first step with a young core group ended abruptly Friday with a bi-district loss to Perryton.
Natalie Sadler & Shaeden Marr talk about an impressive 57-17 victory against Kingdom Prep in the regular-season finale.
SHALLOWATER -- For a few fleeting moments Thursday, it was easy to think back to the recent past when Monterey had a team that could compete with anyone in the state or flash forward and wonder just how good the Lady Plainsmen might next year be with a tough 2020-21 season under their belts.
HEREFORD -- When realignment in the offseason shifted Lubbock-Cooper away from the rigors of facing tough-as-nails opponents from Amarillo, there was likely a bit of emotional letdown for a program and a team full of competitors who want to face the best of the best.
In a season trickier to navigate than ever before, the final phase begins this week for UIL teams as the 2021 postseason gets rolling.
Southcrest Christian sputtered and coughed in the first quarter against Christ the King on Tuesday. But once Landon Delgado found his groove, the Warriors spent the rest of the night with the upper hand in a gritty 41-37 victory in District 1-2A.
The final week of the 2020-21 UIL boys basketball regular season is at hand with key games dotting the Tuesday schedule and plenty to be decided.