Two Dallas ISD girls basketball teams have punched their tickets to the first-ever state tournament in San Antonio this year. Skyline’s Lady Raiders and Bryan Adams’ Lady Cougars are slated to be among the teams competing in the Texas UIL Girls’ State Basketball Tournament on March 7.
Skyline’s Lady Raiders powered past Spring DeKaney 45-42 this past weekend. Senior Dai’ja Thomas, an SMU signee, led the team with 14 points. The team’s state tournament berth is the first for head coach Cassandra McCurdy, who has worked toward this milestone for the past 28 years at Skyline.
The Lady Raiders (30-6) will face their next test in the UIL Girls’ State Basketball Tournament, Class 6A Semifinal, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, against Flower Mound (28-7).
Senior guard Jada Nixon has been a key player on the Bryan Adams Lady Cougars team since 1999. On Sunday, March 1, teammate Fabrianna Dixon led all scorers with 19 points on the board. However, Nixon was key in the clutch with a steal and steady free throw shooting in the final minutes of her team’s 64-60 win over Arlington Seguin.
The Lady Cougars, led by Head Coach Darren Eubanks, will face Cedar Park Vista Ridge (36-2) at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 5, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The UIL Girls Basketball State Championship games will take place Saturday, March 7. The Class 5A championship matchup will tip off at 3 p.m.; 6A action tips off at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase through Ticket Master. General tickets are $12 per person. All-tournament passes are available for $75 per person. Children under the age of two are free.
Parking is available in Alamodome Lots B and C. Parking is $15 per space and is cash only, no re-entry. View the parking map here.
The Alamodome advises that north bound Cherry Street will be closed at Cesar Chavez Street during peak traffic times. To access lot B or C, travel south on Cherry Street from Commerce Street or Houston Street.
For additional information about the UIL Girls’ State Basketball Tournament, go here.