The Krum Lady Cats and Liberty Christian boys and girls are just two victories away from reaching their ultimate goals – state championship – when they compete later this week in state tournaments.
Krum will be going after the Class 3A title at the UIL State Tournament in Austin, beginning Thursday, while Liberty Christian will be going after the 5A title at the TAPPS State Tournament in Mansfield, beginning Friday.
The Krum Lady Cats, making their first appearance at the state tournament since the early 1980s, will face Mexia in one of the Class 3A semifinal games Thursday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Krum (29-6) takes on Mexia (34-3) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Kennedale (30-6) squares off against Smithville (29-7) in the other semifinal game at 3:30 p.m.
The semifinal winners will then meet in the Class 3A championship game at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Liberty Christian girls (24-14) faces Houston St. Agnes at 6 p.m. Friday and Mansfield Timberview High School. The Liberty Christian boys (33-6) will face Fort Worth Nolan at 9 p.m., also at Mansfield Timberview.
Should the Lady Warriors advance to the finals, they would face the winner between Plano John Paul II and Plano Prestonwood at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield Legacy High School.
If the Liberty Christian boys advance to the Saturday finals at 6 p.m., also at Mansfield Legacy, the Warriors would face the winner between Plano John Paul II and Plano Prestonwood.
2013 UIL GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Feb. 28-March 2, 2013
Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX)
Thursday, February 28
Conference 1A Division I Semifinals
8:30 a.m. Dallas Triple A Academy (28-5) vs. Smyer (32-6)
10:00 a.m. Martin’s Mill (32-5) vs. Snook (24-11)
Conference 3A Semifinals
1:30 p.m. Mexia (34-3) vs. Krum (29-6)
3:00 p.m. Kennedale (30-6) vs. Smithville (29-7)
Conference 4A Semifinals
7:00 p.m. Dallas Lincoln (35-4) vs. Aledo (30-7)
8:30 p.m. Georgetown (32-4) vs. Northside Brennan (30-8)
Friday, March 1
Conference 2A Semifinals
8:30 a.m. Brock (33-5) vs. Centerville (30-6)
10:00 a.m. Merkel (37-1) vs. Poth (28-5)
Conference 1A Division II Semifinals
1:30 p.m. Roscoe Highland (31-4) vs. Saltillo (31-5)
7:00 p.m. Whitharral (36-4) vs. Leakey (24-7)
Conference 5A Semifinals
3:00 p.m. Duncanville (40-0) vs. League City Clear Springs (38-2)
8:30 p.m. Pflugerville (38-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (32-5)
Saturday, March 2
8:30 a.m. Conference 1A Division I FINAL
10:00 a.m. Conference 3A FINAL
1:30 p.m. Conference 2A FINAL
3:00 p.m. Conference 4A FINAL
7:00 p.m. Conference 1A Division II FINAL
8:30 p.m. Conference 5A FINAL
TAPPS STATE TOURNAMENT
March 1-March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1
Class 5A Semifinals
Plano John Paul II vs. Plano Prestonwood, 4:30 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS
Houston St. Agnes vs. Liberty Christian, 6 p.m., Mansfield Tiumberview HS
Plano John Paul II vs. Plano Prestonwood, 7:30 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS
Fort Worth Nolan vs. Liberty Christian, 9 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS
Saturday. March 2
5A Girls FINAL, 4 p.m., Mansfield Legacy HS
5A Boys FINAL, 6 p.m., Mansfield Legacy HS