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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Summit-Canyon headlines 4A Region I tourney

By Randy Jennings

CLASS 4A REGION 1 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

(At Snyder’s The Coliseum)

FRIDAY'S SEMIFINALS

4 p.m.: Clint Horizon vs. Granbury

6 p.m.: Mansfield Summit vs. Canyon

SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP

2 p.m.: Semifinal winners

HOW THEY GOT HERE

UIL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Boys brackets: 5A »   4A »
Girls brackets: 5A »   4A »
State tournament: Girls » Boys »
Mansfield Summit (32-3): The District 7-4A champion defeated Waco Midway in bi-district 55-29; Fort Worth Trimble Tech in area 49-33; Arlington Seguin in regional quarterfinals 42-37.

Granbury (28-7): The District 7-4A runner-up defeated Waco in bi-district 52-32; Fort Worth Western Hills in area 54-32; Stephenville in regional quarterfinals 59-38.

Clint Horizon (31-2): The District 2-4A champion defeated El Paso Austin in bi-district 56-38; Wolfforth Frenship in area 49-41; Amarillo Palo Duro in regional quarterfinals 46-45.

Canyon (26-3): The District 3-4A champion defeated Little Elm in bi-district 59-18; El Paso Burges in area 32-26; El Paso Chapin in regional quarterfinals 44-42.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Mansfield Summit: Maya Hawkins (5-5, Jr. G) is the team's leading scorer; Ashley Eli (5-9, Sr. F) is the leading rebounder.

Granbury: Lilley VanderZee (6-3, Jr.) is the team's leading scorer and rebounder; Maddie Cox (5-5, Sr. G) leads in assists.

Clint Horizon: Janelle Perez (5-2, Sr. G) is the team's leading scorer; Shawna Lee (5-8, Sr. F) leads the team in rebounds.

Canyon: Kyndal Davis (5-9, Jr. G) is the team's leading scorer; Morgan Dean (5-10, Sr. F) is the top rebounder.

LAST YEAR

Mansfield Summit: Lost to Canyon 29-26 in the regional final.

Granbury: Lost to Waco Midway 45-42 in the bi-district round.

Clint Horizon: Lost to Denton Ryan 66-61 in the area round.

Canyon: Won the state championship for the 15th time.