Written by Matt Wixon
Dallas-area girls basketball teams have chance to sweep 4A and 5A again
Girls basketball teams will qualify for regional tournaments tonight, and this weekend, they'll play for spots in next week's state tournament.
Duncanville, with its 100-game winning streak, is a big favorite in 5A. The 4A race is more wide open, although a team from San Antonio - Brennan - finished the regular season No. 1 in the state rankings. If a Dallas-area team can win the 4A title, and Duncanville or another local team wins the 5A title, it will give North Texas its second sweep of the two largest classes in the last three seasons.
It would also be the fifth sweep in the last 10 seasons, which includes a three-year run of sweeps from 2005 to 2007. Here are the champs in 5A and 4A since 2005:
2013 5A: Duncanville 4A: Georgetown
2012 5A: Duncanville 4A: Mansfield Summit
2011 5A: Irving MacArthur 4A: Canyon
2010 5A: Cy-Fair 4A: Mansfield Timberview
2009 5A: Mansfield Summit 4A: Waco Midway
2008 5A: Cy-Fair 4A: Lincoln
2007 5A: Rockwall 4A: Fort Worth Dunbar
2006 5A: Plano West 4A: Waxahachie
2005 5A: Arlington Bowie 4A: Fort Worth Dunbar