State-ranked Pflugerville moves into the UIL State playoff Region II semifinals on Friday, Feb. 21 when it meets Plano West High School in the Regional round of 16. The 5A Region II semifinals and finals take place at Baylor University's Ferrell Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22. Pflugerville (33-4) and Plano West meet in Friday's 8 p.m. contest, while Dallas Skyline and Cedar Ridge face off in the earlier 6 p.m. semifinal.
On Saturday at 6 p.m., the two Friday night winners will meet in the Regional final with the winner advancing to the State 5A Final Four State Tournament in Austin next week. This is the second consecutive year that P'ville and Plano West will meet in the regional semifinals. Last year, Pflugerville won 64-63 en route to beating Spring Dekaney in the regional finals to gain a berth in the 2013 State Tournament Final Four semifinals.
Pflugerville, ranked No. 15 in the final TABC regular season poll, posted a 73-64 victory over District 16-5A opponent Stony Point on Feb. 18 in the regional quarterfinals behind a strong second-half defensive effort and 23 points from senior guard Alyssa Echols.
Head coach Nancy Wallings' Panthers are making a Regional semifinal appearance for the 18th time in program history and for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. Plano West is ranked No. 10 in the TABC poll and stands 28-5 after just topping Richardson, 65-64, in its quarterfinal game Tuesday.
2014 UIL State Playoffs: Region II Regional Tournament (Semifinals & Championship)
Site: Ferrell Special Events Center, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
SEMIFINALS: Friday, Feb. 21
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Pflugerville (33-4) vs. Plano West (28-5)
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Tickets: All tickets for the Regional semifinals and finals are $10. No school IDs or coaching membership association cards are honored.
The state-ranked Pflugerville girls basketball team continued its winning ways with a 49-43 UIL state playoff Area round victory over Humble Kingwood on February 14 in a game played in College Station. Head coach Nancy Walling's Panther squad moves to 32-4, and next faces District 16-5A opponent Stony Point (29-7) in regional quarterfinal action.
That Pville-Stony Point game takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at East View High School in Georgetown.
In the win over Kingwood, the Panthers went six-for-eight from the foul line in the final 51 seconds to ice the game, and were led by senior guard Alyssa Echols (14 points, six rebounds, five assists).
Pflugerville finished No. 15 in the final regular season TABC 5A poll, while Stony Point was 20th. The Panthers and Stony Point will square off for the fourth time this season. P'ville defeated the Tigers, 62-49 in the title game of the Austin Bowie Tournament on November 16 before Stony Point earned two close victories in District play by a total of seven points - a 73-69 decision at Stony Point on Dec. 3 and a 67-64 contest on Jan. 14 at Pflugerville. Pflugerville finished 9-3 in District action, while Stony Point and Cedar Ridge went 10-2 atop the district.
State Playoffs Area Round
Pflugerville (32-4) vs. Stony Point (29-7) Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 7:00pm Site: East View High School, Georgetown, Texas
Ticket Prices: Adults $5, Students $3; Faculty Free w/ID
Passes Accepted: District 16-5A, THSCA, TGCA, TABC, THSADA
The state-ranked Pflugerville Panthers, 71-44 winners of their state playoff Bi-District game against Austin's Anderson High School, advances to the Area round of the playoffs to face Humble Kingwood on February 14. That Area game between head coach Nancy Walling's Panthers (31-4) and Humble Kingwood takes place at Texas A&M Consolidated High School in College Station at 7 p.m. on February 14.
The Panthers, ranked No. 16 in the state, represent District 16-5A while Kingwood (24-9) is from the competitive District 13-5A where they went 10-6. The winner advances to the state Regional quarterfinals next week.
State Playoffs Area Round
Pflugerville (31-4) vs. Humble Kingwood (24-9) Date/Time: Friday Feb. 14th, 7:00pm Site: A&M Consolidated High School, College Station
Ticket Prices: Adults $5, Students $3; Faculty Free w/ID
Passes Accepted: District 16-5A & 13-5A, THSCA, TGCA, TABC, THSADA
See Austin American-Statesman article and photo gallery from the Pflugerville-Anderson game:
Pflugerville rolls past Anderson in Class 5A girls playoffs - CLICK HERE
The Pflugerville Panthers, ranked No. 15 in the Texas state 5A polls, opens up 2014 postseason play on Monday, Feb. 10 when it faces Anderson High School (Austin) in a Bi-Distric game. The contest will be played at the Delco Center in Austin. Pflugerville represents District 16-5A and finished 9-3, while the Anderson Trojans placed second in District 15-5A by going 10-2 in district action.
State 5A Basketball Playoffs: Bi-District Game
Pflugerville (30-4) vs. Anderson (22-10)
Date/Time: Monday Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
Site: Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr, Austin, TX 78724
Ticket Prices: $4 Adults; $2 Students; Faculty Free with ID ... Passes Accepted – District 15-5A & 16-5A, TABC, TGCA, THSCA
MANSFIELD, Texas -- The Pflugerville Panthers continue their winning ways at the Mansfield Spring Creek Barbeque Invitational Tournament, as head coach Nancy Walling's squad advanced to the championship game Saturday evening against Flower Mound Marcus. The championship game between Pflugerville (20-2) and Marcus (16-1) takes place at 8:15 p.m. The game will be streamed live via the internet by Premier Basketball Media (PBMtv). The link to the live online telecast can be found HERE.
Pflugerville won their first four tourney games, including a 65-50 victory over No. 6 state-ranked Arlington Bowie in the Saturday afternoon semifinals while Marcus advanced to the title game with a 55-54 win over Mansfield Timberview in its semifinal contest.
The Panthers are ranked No. 7 in the Texas Girls Basketball Coaches 5A state poll and stand No. 16 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) poll. Marcus is No. 4 in the TABC weekly rankings. Bowie, now 13-2, holds the No. 6 spot in the TABC poll.
In earlier tourney action, the Panthers opened play Thursday with a 73-45 win over Crowley. Friday, Pflugerville defeated two state powers, stopping No. 7 ranked North Shore 69-49 before beating No. 5 Cibolo Steele, 67-54, in the quarterfinals.
Pflugerville has had great success as of late at this annual 32-team tourney and is playing in the championship game for the third time in a row. P'ville did not play in last year's tourney as they participated in the KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Florida which it won en route to its 2012 UIL State Tournament semifinal appearance. In 2012, the Panthers earned the Mansfield Invitational crown with a 54-51 victory over Mansfield Timberview; in 2011, the Panthers were Invitational runnerup.
Due to icy conditions and school delays in the Central Texas Region, there will be a two-hour delay in starting the Friday, Dec. 6 competition at the Pflugerville Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament taking place at Pflugerville High School. Competition will begin at 10 am Friday morning, not 8 am as originally planned.
The three-day tournament features varsity, junior varsity and freshman tourney brackets. Play began on Thursday; pool play continues on Friday before moving into the championship rounds; on Saturday, the tournament concludes. All games are being played at Pflugerville High School's gymnasiums.
In the varsity tournament, the state-ranked Pflugerville Panthers improved to 11-2 with two victories in Thursday's pool play. The Panthers defeated Lake Travis (75-27) and a team from Austrailia, the South Australia County Red (66-47). On Friday, Pflugerville concludes pool play against Concordia Lutheran with an approximate start time of 2 pm, due to the weather delays.
The varsity tournament features eight teams. In addition to Pflugerville, Lake Travis, South Australia County Red and Concordia Lutheran, the other four squads include Round Rock Stony Point, Dallas Skyline, Pflugerville Connally and a second Australian team, South Australia County Blue.
Check out these articles, features and TV video interviews with the Pflugerville Panthers which took place this week leading up to the State Tournament (Final Four) semifinal action this Friday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
State Finalists (1): 1979 (as 2A school); lost to Slaton, 68-54, in championship game
Current National & State Rankings
National: No. 6, MaxPreps XCellent 25; No. 10, espW Power 25; No. 12, USA Today Super 25.
State: No. 2 in final regular season Texas Association of Basketball Coaches/Tex Preps Magazine poll and Texas Girls Coaches Association poll (behind Duncanville)
STATE TOURNEY NOTES
THE STATE TOURNAMENT 5A FIELD: Pflugerville is making its sevent State Tournament appearance in program history. Three of those were prior to head coach Nancy Walling's tenure at PHS, and this is the fourth time her Panthers have advanced to the illustrious 5A "final four", with 2013 marking the third time in the last nine seasons.
Duncanville is the defending 5A champion and the undefeated Pantherettes (39-0) are ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. Pflugerville's semifinal opponent, Cibolo Steele, is a newer school. Cibolo Steele has now impressively advanced to the State Tournament for the fourth time in its seven-year school history.
Unbeaten teams at the 5A State Tournament are a rarity. Pflugerville and Duncanville (39-0) will enter the state tournament with unblemished records and both teams will be looking to become the first Class 5A programs since Rockwall in 2007 to finish the season with an undefeated record.
AUSTIN, Texas- The UIL released the pairings for the 2013 UIL 5A State Tournament Final Four on Sunday morning. The Tournament takes place at the Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus.
The 5A semifinals take place on Friday, March 1 with the championship game on Saturday, March 2.
Pflugerville (38-0) will meet Cibolo Steele (32-5), the Region IV titlist, in Friday's 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest. The first semifinal at 3 p.m. pits Duncanville (40-0), the Region I champion, against League City Clear Springs (38-2).
5A STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
5A State Semifinals
Friday, March 1
3 pm: Duncanville (40-0) vs. League City Clear Springs (38-2)
8:30 pm: PFLUGERVILLE (38-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (32-5)
TO PURCHASE FRIDAY, MARCH 1 PFLUGERVILLE-CIBOLO STEELE SEMIFINAL TICKETS
Pflugerville fans: Beginning on Monday, Feb. 25, you may purchase tickets for the Friday, March 1 Pflugerville-Cibolo Steele semifinal game in the Pflugerville fan section on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Pflugerville High School Athletics Office (in the Field House).
STATE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL GAME TICKET INFORMATION
No tickets will be sold after 1pm on Thursday – After this time you will need to purchase tickets at the Frank Erwin Center ($12 for general tickets and $75 for an All-Tournament Pass). THESE TICKETS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE IN THE PFLUGERVILLE SECTION.
The Friday night Pflugerville ticket also gets you into the 7 p.m. semifinal 1A-Division 2 game (Whitharral vs. Leakey) as it is part of the evening session.
If fans want to purchase an All-Tournament ticket, those are priced at $75.00; note that All-Tournament tickets ARE NOT in the Pflugerville fan section.
Tickets for Saturday's 5A championship game will go on sale after the Pflugerville-Cibolo Steele game at the Frank Erwin Center box office. Listen for announcements during the game.
Pflugerville State Tournament t-shirts
The Panthers will have NEW State Tournament t-shirts available - same highlighter yellow with a new design! T-shirts are $10 each. Sizes range from Youth M up to XXXL.
If interested in purchasing a t-shirt, you must contact Pflugerville assistant coach April Hundl by Monday afternoon (Feb. 25) at 2 pm. Email Coach Hundl the number of t-shirts you need and all sizes to firstname.lastname@example.org.