Duncanville girls aim for perfect end to a perfect season

Top-ranked and unbeaten Duncanville is two wins away from a state championship and a perfect season.

The defending Class 5A state champions will face League City Clear Springs at 3 p.m. Friday in a state semifinal at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

“I hear they’re really rolling,” Duncanville coach Cathy Self-Morgan said of Clear Springs. “It’ll be a good one.”

The teams haven’t met this season, but both competed in Duncanville’s Sandra Meadows Classic in December.

Clear Springs (38-2) has lost to No. 4 Bellaire, as well as 107-105 to No. 8 Plano West in a memorable five-overtime game in the Sandra Meadows quarterfinals. Duncanville (40-0) beat Plano West twice this season — by six points Dec. 1 and then by 32 points in the Sandra Meadows Classic final.

In Class 4A, No. 2 Lincoln (35-4) will face No. 14 Aledo (30-7) in a semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday. Lincoln is making its 13th state tournament appearance and first since 2011. Aledo will be making its first trip to Austin.

No. 3 Kennedale, which bowed out in regional finals the last three years, advanced to face No. 18 Smithville (29-7) in a 3A state semifinal at 3 p.m. Thursday. Kennedale (30-6) defeated top-ranked Stephenville to reach the state tournament.

In Class 1A, Triple A Academy (28-5) will face Smyer (32-6) in a Division I state semifinal at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Triple A is a charter school that is competing in its first season as a UIL program.

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