Thursday, February 23, 2012
Desoto, Sachse look to move on to Reg. 2 final
By David Stein
CLASS 5A REGION 2 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
(At Baylor University's Ferrell Special Events Center in Waco)
6 p.m.: Sachse vs. The Woodlands
8 p.m.: DeSoto vs. Spring Dekaney
6 p.m.: Semifinal winners
HOW THEY GOT HERE
Sachse (30-7): The District 10-5A champion defeated Dallas Sunset 49-42 in bi-district; Temple 47-38 (2 OT) in area; Harker Heights 53-46 in regional quarterfinals.
The Woodlands (32-2): The District 14-5A champion defeated Klein Forest 58-48 in bi-district; Round Rock 47-35 in area; Pflugerville 51-43 in regional semifinals.
DeSoto (26-4): The District 11-5A champion defeated Killeen Ellison 43-22 in bi-district; Garland 78-51 in area; Mesquite 58-57 in regional quarterfinals.
Dekaney (37-1): The District 13-5A champion defeated Humble Kingwood 73-34 in bi-district; Georgetown 51-28 in area; Atascocita 65-53 in regional quarterfinals.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Sachse: Achel Tac (6-1, Sr. G/F) leads the team in scoring but had just four points in Sachse's area win against Temple. It was only the fifth time this season she finished in single-digit scoring. Candice Followwell (5-9, Sr. G) is scoring 16.6 points per game in the playoffs.
The Woodlands: Anna Strickland (6-1, Sr. F) is on a tear this season, averaging a double-double with 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Kelsey Lang (6-4, Jr. P) is averaging 14.5 points per game.
DeSoto: Jordan Jones (5-6, Sr. G) is averaging a team-high 14.3 points per game. Her counterpart Bryce Owens (5-6, Sr. G) scored the game-winning bucket to beat Mesquite in the regional quarterfinal.
Dekaney: Alexis Durley (5-8, Sr. G) leads the team in scoring, but the Wildcats have five players scoring more than nine points per game. Kayla Nevitt (5-9, So. G) is second on the team with 12.8 points per game.
Sachse: Missed the playoffs.
The Woodlands: Lost to Pflugerville 62-47 in the regional quarterfinals.
DeSoto: Lost to Pflugerville 65-63 (OT) in the regional semifinals.
Dekaney: Lost to Pflugerville 65-50 in area round.