The 2013-2014 UIL Basketball Playoffs roll on and take two of Frisco ISD’s finest along for the ride. Here’s a quick look at last week’s playoff breakdown.
Boys Area Review
W Frisco Heritage (27-3) Vs. Dallas Wilson (22-9)—73-62
Despite 22 points from Wilson’s 6’9” Kerwin Smith, the Coyotes were able to put enough points on the board for a victory that sends them to the regional quarterfinals. Heritage’s scoring attack was led by Jordan Box (19 pts) and Wesley Franklin (16 pts). All told, five Coyotes scored in double-digits.
Up Next (Regional Quarterfinal): Vs. Dallas Kimball (23-7)
The Heritage Coyotes have a chance for a little Frisco revenge. For the regional quarterfinal, they take on Dallas Kimball, who eliminated Frisco Liberty during last week’s area round.
W Frisco Lone Star (24-6) Vs. Triple A Academy (22-8)—59-58
Down by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter, it appeared as though any dreams of a deep playoff run were all but over for the Rangers. But, a ferocious fourth that led to a combined 43 points from both teams led to an exciting finale, and a thrilling win for the Rangers.
The Stallions, last year’s 1A State Champions, were easy favorites for the win, even without their leading scorer, King McClure, who was scratched due to a knee ailment. The Rangers’ Preston Schilling (16 pts) stepped it up to lead all scorers and Cameron Goode (10 pts) also had a solid game. Now it’s on to the regional quarterfinals for Lone Star, as they take on Decatur.
Up Next (Regional Quarterfinal): Vs. Decatur (23-5)
Lonestar will look to advance to the regional semifinals this week, as they take on the Decatur Eagles, District 9-3A’s top-seeded team.
L Frisco Liberty (18-12) Vs. Dallas Kimball (22-7)—40-57
After last week’s exhilarating upset over the Highland Park Scots, the RedHawks season has come to an end at the hands of Dallas Kimball. Kimball, last year’s State Finalists, were certainly one tough matchup for a RedHawks squad that couldn’t keep pace with Kimball’s offensive attack.
L Frisco Legacy Christian (15-7) Vs. Dallas Yavneh (32-4)—39-56
Legacy Christian’s 2013-2014 season has come to a close just shy of the Third Round of the TAPPS Playoffs.
Yavneh Academy exploded out of the gates to take a commanding 18-9 lead after the first quarter. They would never trail from that point forward, as the Bulldogs dominated the Eagles thanks in no small measure to Ben Romaner’s 20 points and Adam Schor’s 15. Mitchell Wilson led the Eagles in scoring, as he netted 17.
Girls Regional Semifinals Review
L Frisco Liberty (30-4) Vs. McKinney North (28-4)—42-51
This matchup is exactly how a UIL Regional Semifinal game should go down—two top seeds that dominated their districts, going undefeated. Two teams led by two dynamic scorers, in a back-and-forth game that saw the Lady RedHawks trailing by just four entering the fourth, despite being held to three points in the second quarter.
But in the end, it was the Lady Bulldogs’ smothering defense that ultimately led to Liberty’s demise. McKinney North keyed in on Liberty’s top two scorers—Kayla Mundy (14.1 ppg) and Bria Frierson (13.4 ppg)—limiting them to just nine combined points. On the flip side, the Lady RedHawks had difficulty dealing with McKinney North’s one-two punch of Mikaehla Connor (10.9 ppg) and Chanterria Jackson (11.8 ppg) who combined 28 points in the win.
L Frisco Legacy Christian (16-15) Vs. McKinney Christian (20-6)—30-58
The Lady Mustangs of McKinney Christian stumbled out of the blocks, and trailed 10-4 after the first quarter. But from that point forward they found their groove—both on offense and defense—and outscored Legacy 54-20 en route to the resounding TAPPS Second Round win.
McKinney Christian’s scoring was paced by Hannah Wilks (21 pts) and Kaycie Zanetell (11 pts). The Lady Eagles were led by Lauren Foster (14 pts) and Lauren Buffington (7 pts).
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