Friday’s Playoff Preview

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.

 

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District 5-4A playoff scenarios

Tonight’s slate of basketball games closes out the boys regular season. It will also close out one this season’s most exciting district battle.

In 5-4A action, Guyer plays Fort Worth Brewer tonight with a shot at the school’s first ever district title. Denton plays on the road at Trophy Club Nelson.

All three teams have already clinched a playoff berth. The following should help clear things up.

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Denton, yes Denton, on track for postseason

 

 

The Broncos, seen charging down the court here against Fort Worth Brewer, have stormed up the District 5-4A standings and is tied for first place. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

OK everybody, let’s see a show of hands of who thought the Denton boys basketball team was going to finish the first half of District 5-4A play in third place. Second place?

Now keep those hands up if you had them tied for first place. Ahh, that’s what I figured.¬†

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The Fantastic Four: No.3 Ryan vs. Denton

 

Ryan head coach Bryce Overstreet's ejection in a crosstown game against Denton proved to be the spark the Raiders needed to advance to the Class 4A state tournament (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Originally when I was mapping this thing out, the top three games of 2012 looked a little different. Then, I decided to call an audible when I was looking through the archives of the games I’ve been at this year.

When I thought about it a little more, I knew Ryan and Denton’s District 4-4A basketball game had to be ranked as the third best game of 2012.

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