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Sandra Meadows Classic roundup: Duncanville extends winning streak to 87 games
DUNCANVILLE — An inspired 31-point fourth quarter carried Plano West to a come-from-behind 74-59 victory over Conway (Ark.) on Friday and a berth in the semifinals of the 63rd Sandra Meadows Classic.
Morgann Yancey, a 5-7 junior guard, scored 13 of her 18 points in the final quarter. Plano West (14-2), No. 14 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A state ranking, trailed by eight at the start of the fourth quarter. Yancey helped ignite the Lady Wolves with a pair of 3-pointers.
Sophomore Natalie Chou, a 6-1 sophomore, led Plano West with 20 points, and junior Sydney Skinner had 14 points. Yancey became a starter when senior Tyara Warren, a West Virginia signee, suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the second game this season.
Plano West plays in Saturday’s second semifinal at 10:30 a.m. against Duncanville, which has won the last two 5A state championships. Plano West has reached the Meadows final each of the last two seasons, losing on each occasion to Duncanville.
Still unbeaten: Host Duncanville (17-0) wasted no time taking charge of its 71-26 quarterfinal victory over Bishop Lynch. The state’s No. 1-ranked 5A team, which now has an 87-game winning streak, reeled off the game’s first 16 points.
Future Aggie: Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young can boast the tournament’s tallest player in 6-5 senior center Khaalia Hillsman. The Texas A&M signee scored eight points in a 60-44 rout of Little Rock (Ark.) Hall. Young is the winner of the last five Chicago public schools city championships.
Young will face Manvel in a 9 a.m. Saturday semifinal. The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Briefly: Frisco Liberty was the victim of a 16-foot buzzer shot by Tanaeya Boclair in a 52-50 loss to San Antonio Brennan, the state’s No. 1-ranked 4A team. … DeSoto was close to taking down the state’s No. 2 5A team, Manvel. The Eagles (12-5), trailing 44-42, missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left and lost, 45-42.