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Kimball, South Oak Cliff vie for state title berth

CLASS 4A REGION 2 BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

(At Garland Special Events Center)

FRIDAY'S SEMIFINALS

6 p.m.: Dallas Kimball vs. Manor

7:30 p.m.: South Oak Cliff vs. West Mesquite

SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP

3 p.m.: Semifinal winners

HOW THEY GOT HERE

Dallas Kimball (29-5): The District 11-4A runner-up defeated Dallas Hillcrest in bi-district 82-70; Highland Park in area 72-47; Dallas Woodrow Wilson in regional quarterfinals 56-44.

Manor (21-10): The District 16-4A champion defeated Red Oak in bi-district 63-60; Kilgore in area 63-50; Ennis in regional quarterfinals 77-66.

South Oak Cliff (29-7): The District 11-4A champion defeated Dallas Bryan Adams in bi-district 90-81; McKinney in area 80-75; Dallas Lincoln in regional quarterfinals 71-66.

West Mesquite (28-7): The District 15-4A runner-up defeated Elgin in bi-district 70-63; Whitehouse in area 66-44; Lancaster in regional quarterfinals 64-63.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Dallas Kimball: Keith Frazier (6-5, Jr. G) already has more than a dozen Division I scholarship offers; Shannon Lilly (6-0, Sr. G) was the MVP of the 2011 Class 4A state-title game.

Manor: Jacorey McQueen (6-3, Sr. G) scored 22 points in Manor's win over Ennis on Tuesday and was an honorable mention on the all-state football team as a quarterback.

South Oak Cliff: Bryan Umoru (6-4, Jr. F) is averaging 15.3 points per game in the playoffs; Christopher Hyder (5-10, Sr. G) averages 9 assists per game.

West Mesquite: Braylon Rayson (5-9, Jr. G) leads the team in scoring with 16 points per game; Jalen Etienne (5-10, Jr. G) hit the game-winning shot against Lancaster on Tuesday.

LAST YEAR

Dallas Kimball: Won the Class 4A state title.

Manor: Missed the playoffs.

South Oak Cliff: Lost to Dallas Lincoln 85-78 in the regional semifinals.

West Mesquite: Missed the playoffs.