State titles were handed out in Texas. In 4A, Yates (Houston) dominated another Kimball. In the 5A bracket, DeSoto got by highly ranked Strake Jesuit in the semifinals to face Cedar Hill in the finals. DeSoto took home the title with a 59-47 win.
Perennial prep power South Oak Cliff (Dallas) fielded a young team on the court and dealt with scandal off it. It's no wonder that 2008-09 wasn't a banner year for the Golden Bears.
What do you get when you start two sophomores, a junior point guard up from JV and only one senior -- a transfer who had never before played for the team? Meet Dallas' Lincoln, Texas' team to beat.
After leaving St. Benedict's, Tristan Thompson, one of the top players in the country, took the court with Findlay Prep on Friday.
When should competition take a back seat to compassion? In high school sports, the debate rages after a recent 100-0 girls' basketball blowout.
"Big Jake" Bethany was an imposing presence on the court -- as a player, coach and, later, referee. His collapse during halftime of a game he was working stunned his Texas community.