Trinity surprises DeSoto in Meadows Classic

DUNCANVILLE -- With 6-3 senior post Allie Henderson dominating on the interior, Euless Trinity pulled perhaps the biggest surprise on the first day of the 59th Sandra Meadows Classic Monday at Duncanville High School.

Trinity coach Sue Cannon credited her team's defense in a 59-50 victory over DeSoto in a second-round championship bracket game. Henderson was credited with nine rebounds and four blocks in addition to 12 blocks.

Junmior guard Nikki Moody led Trinity with 24 points.

Other second-round championship bracket winners Monday evening were Garland Naaman Forest, Frisco and host Duncanville.

Naaman Forest, 0-2 in the first two rounds of the tournament each of the last two seasons, got a 15-point third quarter from senior point guard Krystal Johnson in a 65-53 win over Frisco Liberty in the nightcap.

Frisco and Duncanville had little difficulty going 2-0 on the opening day.

Four other second-round championship bracket games will be played Tuesday morning.

Rockwall senior guard Peyton Adamson scored a tournament-high 41 points in her team's 73-47 win over Kennedale. Adamson hit six 3-pointers.

Tuesday's second-round championship matchups: Plano West vs. Mesquite, 10:30 a.m.; Amarillo Palo Duro vs. Rockwall, 10:30 a.m.; Dallas Bishop Lynch vs. Fayetteville (Ark.), noon.

The first of four Tuesday quarterfinal games begins at 1:30 p.m.

Semifinals will be on Wednesday morning with the final set for 7:30 that night.