Friday, March 4, 2011
Irving MacArthur to face Georgetown in 5A final
By Travis L. Brown
AUSTIN -- Georgetown took down Alief Elsik in the 5A state semifinal Friday, 56-51 , and will face Irving MacArthur in the final at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center.
Georgetown's Krystal Forthan was the game's leading scorer with 27 points. The 6-4 Forthan, ESPN Hoopgurlz No. 5 recruit in the nation for the class of 2011 and LSU commit, is a dominating post presence but can also ball handle and hit from behind the arch. It will be interesting to see which star player, Forthan or MacArthur's Alexis Jones, will have the bigger game Saturday.
After the gama, Georgetown head coach Rhonda Farney discussed Saturday's matchup with MacArthur and the meeting of star players.
"I know that they have some phenomenal players and that they played phenomenal this afternoon," he said. "It's going to be tough. I think everyone's best kids will cancel each other out and it will come down tomorrow night to players 4, 5, 6, 7 and maybe even deeper than that to win the game."