Argyle hopes to celebrate on Saturday when it faces Waco La Vega for the Class 3A girls basketball state title. (Ashley Landis/For the Dallas Morning News)
It won’t get much better than it’s going to get on Saturday.
No. 1 vs. No. 2. Waco La Vega vs. Argyle. Flying mascot vs. eye-patched mascot.
Grab an overpriced hot dog and find your seat inside the Frank Erwin Center, because it should be a pretty good game.
Delaney Sain and the Argyle Lady Eagles look to pick up the school's second girls basketball state title this weekend in 3A state tournament in Austin. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
Theoretically, the four teams playing in this weekend’s Class 3A state tournament have an equal chance of winning the state tournament.
But we know the odds aren’t in everybody’s favor.
By now, you have probably heard about all the chaos regarding the final seconds of last Saturday’s girls basketball 3A Region II girls final at Texas A&M-Commerce between Celina and Argyle
Argyle and Celina will play at 1 p.m. today in the 3A Region II final. The winner advances to the 3A state tournament in Austin next weekend. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
COMMERCE — I think we all saw this one coming.
In a few hours, Argyle and Celina will play for the third and final this season, with the winner headed to the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament.
Throughout the season, it was clear that District 10-3A was one of the strongest girls basketball districts in the state.
Because of the inclement weather that refuses to leave the area alone, Guyer-Wichita Falls boys basketball game scheduled for Friday night has been rescheduled, according to the Record-Chronicle’s Adam Boedeker.
The two teams will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Guyer in the final home game for the Wildcats.
Delaney Sain and the Argyle Lady Eagles are ranked second in Class 3A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
The latest weekly installment of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings was released today and two of the area’s top teams retained their lofty rankings.
Justin Griffin (left) and the rest of Guyer's boys basketball team topped DeRodney Thomas and Denton in one of the top five games in 2013. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
Each year, there are a few games that make you forget about everything else that was going on before you took your spot in the bleachers. Among the vast amount of blowouts and lopsided wins, some of the area’s high schools gave us some great contests in 2013.
So from now until New Year’s Eve, I’ll bring you the top five games of the year. We’ll finish up with the game of the year on Dec. 31.
Today we’ll start with No. 5, Guyer and Denton’s boys basketball game in January.
The weekend’s high school football playoff games aren’t the only things to be cancelled.
In boys basketball, the Sanger tournament has been cancelled. The mix of sleet, snow and terrible road conditions have forced the cancellation of Saturday’s games. They were only able to get four games in on Thursday before the rest of the games were scrapped.
Georgetown East, Liberty Christian and Sherman all pulled out of the tournament completely on Thursday.
Ryan was scheduled to face Frisco, but that game won’t happen. Sanger head coach Rob Sikora said the Indians will now face Aubrey on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Sanger.
Denton and Guyer play in a doubleheader Friday night, and if both teams win, they will square off next week at UNT's Super Pit. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle) (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
The amount of area teams left in the basketball postseason has trickled down to six, with five teams on the boys side and two on the girls side.
In Class 2A boys action, Ponder and Sunnyvale tipped off at 7 p.m., with the winner going on to face either Whitesboro or Peaster. But with the exception of that contest, there’s four very interesting contests going on tomorrow: a Denton-Guyer doubleheader, a rematch between Argyle and Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins, Krum girls in the 3A regional tournament and both Liberty teams in action.
Here’s a closer look at tomorrow night’s games.