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No. 2 Duncanville falls in Texas final

Special to espnW

Manvel players celebrate their state championship Saturday night after ending Duncanville's 105-game winning streak.

Duncanville's 105-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night in the 5A Texas state championship game.

The Pantherettes, ranked No. 2 in the espnW 25 Power Rankings, fell 58-53 to No. 16 Manvel, a team Duncanville had defeated earlier this season.

Brianna Turner, the No. 2 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and a Notre Dame signee, led Manvel (38-2) with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Texas signee Ariel Atkins, who fouled out in the fourth quarter, scored 24 points for Duncanville (35-1), which was trying to win its third straight state title. Four Duncanville players fouled out in the loss.

"It just wasn't meant to be tonight," Duncanville coach Cathy Self-Morgan said.

Elsewhere, in California's Southern Section Open Division playoffs, No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 5 Windward advanced to next week's title game. Mater Dei survived a big scare from No. 13 Etiwanda, 56-54. Windward beat No. 6 Long Beach Poly 62-49.

In Indiana, No. 11 Bedford North Lawrence defeated No. 9 Lawrence North 62-54 in overtime in a semistate clash.