Recap: UIL girls basketball state championships

March, 5, 2011
Irving MacArthur's state title win Saturday ended a wonderful display of girls basketball at the 2011 UIL girls state tournament. This year's tournament featured record-breaking performances, first-time winners and the beginning of dynasties.

Below is a recap of the state championship games:

Class 5A: Irving MacArthur 74, Georgetown 51
  • MacArthur standout Alexis Jones won the game MVP off a triple-double night. Jones scored 25 while pulling down 11 rebounds and dishing out 14 helpers. Click here for the full story.
  • Georgetown star post and LSU commit Krystal Forthan was held to 14 points on the night. Forthan was forced to sit the end of the first half after gathering a quick three fouls.
Class 1A Division II: Neches 65, Whitharl 44
  • Roddricka Patton piled up 20 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and seven steals to lead Neches.
Class 4A: Canyon 44, Austin LBJ 39
  • With the win in the state final, Canyon completed an undefeated 38-0 season. It is the third time in school history a team has won a state title without a loss in the season.
  • Canyon guard Nicole Hampton finished with a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double and won the game MVP award. LBJ's Alexia Hyder led the game in scoring with 19 points.
  • Nine players scored for Canyon, resulting in 15 points from the bench.
Class 2A: Brock 47, Winnsboro 26
  • Saturday's state championship is Brock's third in as many seasons.
  • Brock's Kamy Cole led all scorers with 21 and was the game's MVP. Winnsboro's Hayley Cox led her team with 10 points
  • Brock dominated in the paint, outscoring Winnsboro 20-6. Winnsboro shot only 17.4 percent from the field in the game.
Class 3A: Abilene Wylie 66, Lucas Lovejoy 58
  • Wylie's Peyton Little set a UIL girls state tournament single-game record with 43 points, leading to the game MVP for the junior Texas commit. Click here for the full story.
Class 1A Division I: Smyer 52, Martin's Mill 49
  • Smyer's Haley Fowler led all scorers with 14 and won the game MVP award. Emily Williams led Martin's Mill with 12.
  • The score went back and forth throughout the game, with seven ties and lead changes.
  • Both team's shooting percentages from the field were on the low side, with Smyer shooting 40.9 percent and Martin's Mill shooting 34.
Travis L. Brown covers high schools for He is a graduate of TCU, where he was sports editor of the student paper, The Daily Skiff.



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