Ishmael Johnson and Matthew Brune of 247 recap the high school boys and girls state championships before giving their initial reactions to the Texas teams' seeding from Selection Sunday.
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2021 Girls 6A Recap: DeSoto puts on defensive showcase, wins programs first state title over unbeaten Cy Creek
Head coach Andrea Robinson’s DeSoto (28-2), littered with future collegiate talent, used every bit of their length and discipline to shut down arguably the two best players in the state in Cy Creek’s Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter.
In the midst of the chaos, it was a quick 6-0 run late from the Lady Eagles that finished off Hardin-Jefferson’s unbeaten season and gave Canyon its 20th state championship.
Thursday morning, Maggie Peacock found herself at the podium answering questions through tears, but this time with Lipan’s (30-3) second state championship after a 44-39 win over Martin’s Mill (28-5) in the 2A finals.
The Timberwolves had only played one game within single digits all year, and it was the only one they lost to Cibolo Steele at the start of the season.
It may have been 33 years in the making but the Lady Cubs were as battle-tested as any team in the state knocking off teams ranked No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 along their playoff run to capture their first title since 1988, 68-64, Wednesday afternoon.
For the fourth time in five years, Dodd City (32-0) faced Nazareth (27-4) in the 1A state championship but unlike the previous three matchups, this time the Lady Hornets beat the best dynasty in Texas high school sports, 30-21.
If we made a short list of things we were pretty sure would happen every year in women's college basketball, there would only be a few things there, and Baylor being Baylor year after year after year would be near the top.
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