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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Ponder boys, Argyle girls remain near the top of the TABC polls

 

Delaney Sain and the Argyle Lady Eagles are ranked second in Class 3A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches

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.

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Top 5 games of 2013: No. 5 — Guyer vs. Denton, boys basketball

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.

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.

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