Vivian Gray and Madison Ralston, two key cogs in Argyle’s state championship win from earlier this month, highlight a trio of Denton-area standouts recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams.
CORINTH — After knocking off Sanger to secure the final playoff spot in District 9-4A, the Aubrey Chaparrals hung tight in the first half but couldn’t hang on in an 83-59 loss to Dallas Triple A Academy.
Seven Denton-area boys basketball teams begin the journey through the UIL playoffs tonight and tomorrow while two area girls teams move into the regional quarterfinals.
AUBREY — The story for Krum was the conductor of its offense, point guard Nick Perches. The senior injured his right ankle last Friday in a win against Gainesville, sat out in Tuesday’s loss to Celina but came back strong for the important District 9-4A contest at Aubrey on Friday.
BRIDGEPORT — Aubrey rushers scored on long runs, and the Chaparrals pulled ahead with a surprise pass in the second half to beat Bridgeport 20-14 Friday night.
KRUM — Krum pushed its winning streak to 13 matches with Tuesday’s 25-16, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of Aubrey, setting up a showdown of unbeatens against Argyle for the early lead in District 9-4A.
SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.
KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.
PONDER — Aubrey topped Glen Rose 5-1 on the final day of the Ponder tournament Saturday.
The boys basketball playoffs are set to begin this week for six Denton-area teams while the Argyle and Sanger girls remain alive and venture into third-round action.
The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.
CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.
SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
SANGER — Ryan, Liberty Christian, Sanger and Aubrey each won their first game in Sanger’s North Texas Invitational on Thursday.
The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.
Katy Keenan is not the type of player Argyle wants sitting on its bench, even if only for a few brief stretches. Yet the Lady Eagles continue to prove they can be just as dominant without her.
ANNA — Anna came from behind in the second half to make a playoff statement in a 20-14 win against the Aubrey Chaparrals on Friday night.
It wasn’t quite an upset for the ages, but the fourth-seeded Aubrey Lady Chaps beat district-winning Carrollton Ranchview in straight sets Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Led by a solid front line and a serve-receive game that kept Carrollton Ranchview (20-17) off balance the entire night, Aubrey’s 25-9, 25-9, 25-16 win sets it up for a Friday night showdown against Nevada Community, tentatively set to be played in Anna.
AUBREY — Late in the opening set of Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger, Aubrey was awarded a crucial point only to have it reversed by officials seconds later.
AUBREY — In what was a fast-paced game from the beginning, the Aubrey Chaparrals (0-4) could not keep up with Van Alstyne’s dominating offense, losing 55-14 Friday night.
PILOT POINT — DaCoven Bailey stopped on a dime, cut back to avoid a tackler and easily angled into the end zone for what would have been 44-yard score — until a late holding penalty called it back. Again, he weaved his way through tacklers on the next play for a touchdown, but again, it was called back by another holding penalty. But no penalty was stopping Bailey when he was handed the ball for the third straight play and cut back on the right side for a 17-yard touchdown run, just part of his performance that led Pilot Point (3-0) to a 47-0 win against Aubrey (0-3) on Friday night.