This basketball season has been full of twist and turns but we are almost to the finish line. The Regionals finals are upon us and whoever wins these matchups is going to the state tournament.
Region IV - 6A
In Region IV - 6A, the Westlake Chaps will match up against San Antonio Clark. The last time Clark was in the playoffs was the 2016-2017 season but this year's squad is a confident team and a team that knows how to win close games. Clark has won every game on this Cinderella playoff run by less than 10 points. Austin Westlake has Kansas signee KJ Adams but Westlake is solid from top to bottom. The last time they lost a game was before Thanksgiving, so the Chaps look to continue the winning streak all the way to state. Expect this one to be a tough and hard-fought match-up between these schools.
Tip-off is 7:00pm at New Braunfels Canyon on March 5th.
Region IV - 5A
At the 5A level, McAllen will face off against Leander Glenn. McAllen has been the surprise team of Texas high school basketball playoffs making it to the Regional Final for the first time in school history. But the District 31-5A champs are proving they belong. McAllen beat a good Georgetown team with an effective 2-3 zone that would make Jim Boeheim proud and looks to continue this historic run all the way to State. Glenn has been humming all season long and cruised through the playoffs until the regional semi-finals when they narrowly defeated Victoria West, 61-59. The outcome of this game will depend on how well Glenn handles McAllen's zone.
Tip-off is 6:30pm at Blossom Athletic Center on March 5th.
Region IV - 4AThe 4A level is an all San-Antonio matchup between Boerne and Somerset. Boerne has been atop of the VYPE SATX Basketball Rankings all season and ranked No. 5 in the state entering the playoffs. This is no surprise that the Greyhounds are in the regional finals and look to join the girl's team at the state tournament. On the other side is Somerset who beat last year's Region IV champion Stafford 57-50. Somerset lost to Boerne 85-65 on December 8 but that was a long time ago. This Somerset team hasn't lost a game in two months and hopes to avenge that early-season defeat.
Tip-off is 7:00pm at Taylor Fieldhouse on March 5th.
Following the wild winter week that struck Texas, the girls basketball playoffs were going to be fast and furious this week with multiple playoff games being played within just a few days.
On Wednesday night, the majority of Regional Quarterfinal showdowns took place across the city, eventually setting up the Regional Semifinal matchups.
No. 18 Katy Tompkins continued its amazing season knocking off previously undefeated and 10th-ranked Fort Bend Dulles, 55-40, inside the Merrell Center. McDonald's All-American finalist Crystal Smith finished with 15 points, while fellow senior MacKenzie Durnford finished with 15 as well.
"It's huge," Katy Tompkins coach Tamatha Ray said. "[Dulles] beat teams that we got beat by. They beat George Ranch twice, we lost to George Ranch. They beat Heights, we lost to Heights ... It's hard to keep going undefeated. Period, end of story. It's hard to do. To the team that's not undefeated, it's an intangible."
VYPE Highlight 🎥: @TompkinsGBB advances to Regional Semifinals for first time since 2016 | @C1_Crystal_ had 15 and MacKenzie Durnford also had 15 | @TXHSGBB @KPRC2Ari @KPRC2RandyMc @HTownHSS @KatyISDAthletic @OTHSABClub @katyisd @AdeleyeFiyin @othsfalconfb #txhshoops pic.twitter.com/DSWpEVYwO1
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Tompkins advances to the Regional Semifinals for only the second time in program history, where it will face Shadow Creek, which defeated Atascocita 59-51.
Even though they just upended Dulles' pursuit of the perfect season, Smith will make sure this group is refocused by the time they face the Sharks.
"We keep them level-headed," Smith said about the seniors to the rest of the team. "After the game we celebrate big in the locker room but once we go out we have to get ready for the next game. We're having fun but we just want to keep going."
.@ShadowCreekGBB is moving after beating Atascocita 59-51. @rmani_taylor1 @KPRC2 @vypehouston @lowkeyy_wavvyyy @KyrahLynnHoops pic.twitter.com/RZRa1Gx3Ly
— Alex Radow (@alexradow) February 25, 2021
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