Guyer girls lose flip(s) for postseason

Guyer senior forward Bre Wickware (30) puts one up against Ryan, Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in Denton, Texas. David Minton/DRC

Guyer senior forward Bre Wickware (30) puts one up against Ryan, Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in Denton, Texas. David Minton/DRC

Not much has gone wrong for the Guyer girls basketball team lately.

Since dropping a game to Keller back on Jan. 19, the Lady Wildcats haven’t lost a game, including Tuesday’s demolition of crosstown foe Ryan to clinch a share of the District 5-6A title with that aforementioned Keller team.

After the game, head coach Andrea Robinson cited that Keller loss as the turning point in her team’s season as the Lady Wildcats have been an offensive juggernaut ever since. On Tuesday, they had two 20-point quarters including a 27-point first quarter that ended the game shortly after it began.

But on Wednesday, Keller got the best of Guyer one more time.

The teams split the regular-season meetings, which resulted in the co-championship. In these instances, coaches can decide to flip a coin for seeding in the playoffs or they can play a game for seeding while they’d still share the district title.

Robinson wanted to play, feeling her team has a hot hand at the moment. Keller wanted nothing to do with playing another game before the postseason begins next week, and Keller won the flip to flip for seeding, then won the flip for the top seed.

That means Guyer will be the second seed from 5-6A and that gets the Lady Wildcats a matchup with Flower Mound on Tuesday at Lake Dallas with a 7 p.m. tipoff against the nation’s top player in 6-4 post Lauren Cox, who’s signed with Baylor.

It’s a big test, for sure, but the way the Lady Wildcats are scoring the basketball right now with their trio of point guard Lauren Heard, Indiana-bound forward Bre Wickware and sharpshooting guard Sydney Meador will have them in just about any game for the long haul.

The day after: Thoughts on the new 6-6A

The UIL announced the new districts for its realignment at the Birdville Fine Arts Complex in North Richland Hills on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

The UIL announced the new districts for its realignment at the Birdville Fine Arts Complex in North Richland Hills on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

In Sunday’s paper, I wrote about some possible scenarios for Guyer in the newest district alignment following Monday’s biennial UIL realignment. The most logical of the bunch seemed to be a pairing that featured the four schools from Lewisville ISD (all in Denton County) along with old district foes Trophy Club Nelson, Coppell and Southlake Carroll.

It seemed to be a great idea and the most logical way to put Guyer alone in 6A in terms of Denton ISD schools. But as we all know, logic doesn’t always make the cut when it comes to realignment, and the result for Guyer was shocking to pretty much everyone.

Instead, Guyer ended up in the new District 6-6A, not with the Lewisville ISD schools, Nelson and Carroll, but instead with Allen, three Plano schools, two McKinney schools and Wylie??? That means Guyer’s closest trip for a district game will be a 26.6-mile trip through rush hour traffic to Plano West. (Flower Mound Marcus, for instance, would’ve been 7.2 miles). Continue reading

Argyle’s Gray expecting to be back soon

Argyle forward Vivian Gray (12) drives under pressure from Waco La Vega guard Kobi Gill (2) during their UIL Class 4A state semifinal girls basketball game on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

Argyle forward Vivian Gray (12) drives under pressure from Waco La Vega guard Kobi Gill (2) during their UIL Class 4A state semifinal girls basketball game on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

There isn’t a better girls basketball player in our area than Argyle star Vivian Gray.

The 6-1 forward is listed as the No. 14 player in the Class of 2017 by ESPN’s HoopGurlz national rankings and led the Lady Eagles to the Class 4A state championship a year ago after falling just short as a freshman.

On Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles scored a big 64-31 victory over Gainesville without Gray in the lineup, as she was sitting out with a muscle strain around her hip flexor. It was the first game she’s missed in her three seasons of high school basketball, and she hopes to end her streak of not playing at that one game.

Gray said on Thursday she was hurting last Friday when top-ranked Argyle routed the state’s fifth-ranked team from Sanger. In that game, Gray scored 17 points, tying her for the game high, including a couple of unguardable turnaround jumpers on the baseline that showed why she’s thought of so highly.

It was obviously worse on Tuesday night, but she said she’s nearing a return and deemed herself questionable to play in Friday’s game against Krum but said she expects to return no later than next week when Argyle plays Aubrey on Tuesday and clashes with Celina on Friday.

UIL officially moves state basketball tournaments to San Antonio

Ponder celebrated its 2014 Class 2A boys basketball state title at Austin's Frank Erwin Center. The University Interscholastic League announced on Tuesday that the location of the boys and girls state tourneys was moving from Austin to San Antonio.

The University Interscholastic League finalized plans on Tuesday afternoon to move the 2015 girls and boys state basketball tournaments to San Antonio’s Alamodome.

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What to expect: Argyle vs. Waco La Vega

Argyle hopes to celebrate on Saturday when it faces Waco La Vega for the Class 3A girls basketball state title.

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.

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Class 3A state tournament: What to watch for in Austin

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.

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.

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Argyle, Celina set to meet in Region II final

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.

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.

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