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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Meadows Classic field down to four


DUNCANVILLE -- From the 31 teams that began the 59th Sandra Meadows Classic on Monday morning, four still have an opportunity to win the prestigious girls basketball tournament.

And for the first time since 2005, an area champion is assured.

Wednesday's semifinals are set: Euless Trinity vs. Mesquite Horn at 9 a.m. followed by host Duncanville vs. Frisco at 10:30 p.m.

Duncanville (21-0), the state's No. 1 Class 5A team, has won its tournament 17 times, last in 2005.

"There is pressure," Duncanville coach Cathy Self-Morgan said. "The town expects it and this group of girls expects it, but it won't be easy."

Neither Duncanville or Frisco has been tested through three tournament rounds.

Duncanville gained a trip to the finals with a 51-32 victory over Plano West on Tuesday evening.

Frisco breezed by Garland Naaman Forest, 65-42, in its quarterfinal.

Defensive-minded Trinity (18-2) held Rockwall star guard Peyton Adamson to 18 points in a 37-29 quarterfinal victory.

In the last quarterfinal on Tuesday, guard Breanna Hall connected on seven 3-pointers on the way to 29 points, leading Mesquite Horn past Dallas Bishop Lynch, 55-45.

The championship game will be at 7:30 Wednesday evening.