Three more local TAPPS teams head to State Tournament

Three South Plains teams heading to state

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A day after the Trinity Christian girls left for the TAPPS State Tournament in the Waco area, three more left town Thursday.

At 8:15 a.m., the No. 1 undefeated defending state champion Southcrest Christian girls had a State send-off. They play No. 5 Plano Coram Deo at 9 a.m. Friday in Robinson, Texas. Southcrest Christian Coach Clay Stout, who joined the 900 win club this season, is super proud of this team.

“We’re excited the girls are going back to State for the second year. I just think it’s phenomenal what these girls have done. Our goal is to go back and win a State Championship, but there’s no guarantees. The girls have worked hard every day. We have had a great season so far, but none of that matters right now. We are going to the Final Four and hoping to win a State Championship. You have to play them one game at a time.”

At 10am Thursday morning, the No. 1 Kingdom Prep Academy girls left for State. They play Wichita Falls Notre Dame 1 p.m. Friday in Waco. KPA went to State last year and came up short, but Head Coach Dee Scott says her team is cherishing a second chance.

“We are excited about Heading to State. We have thought about this since last year and we are excited to go back and get it done. They have the experience. They have been there. They know what it’s like. I think that plays a big factor. They are hungry to take it home.”

Right before noontime, the 4th ranked Lubbock Christian Lady Eagles left for State. They are driving 350 miles one-way to Robinson, Texas to face crosstown rival No. 2 Trinity Christian in the State Semifinals 1 p.m. tomorrow. It will be the fourth meeting between the two schools this season. Trinity Christian has won two of the three meetings. Lubbock Christian girls coach Brad Crow has taken the Lubbock Christian boys to State and now he takes the girls.

“Yeah, it’s the same excitement, but it’s different this year with the girls because it’s all new and we didn’t have expectations coming in. I knew we had some talent. I knew we had some girls that were going to work hard so I’m very proud of what they accomplished.”

Best of Luck to all our TAPPS Teams at the State Tournament in Waco.

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