DeSoto girls find way back to regional semis

The DeSoto Lady Eagles cleared the third round of the playoffs for the first time in three years with a 52-47 win over Dallas Skyline in a Class 5A Region II regional quarterfinal.

Jordan Jones, a 5-foot-7 junior guard, scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Lady Eagles (32-4) to their 20th straight win.

Chelsea Gardner, a 6-foot-3 University of Kansas signee, had nine points.

DeSoto’s season ended in the third round of the Region II playoffs each of the last two seasons.

From 2005-2008, DeSoto never failed to reach a regional final, advancing as far as the state finals in 2008.

DeSoto will face Pflugerville in a Region II semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Farrell Special Events Center in Waco.

Pflugerville (29-6) defeated The Woodlands, 62-47, in a Region II quarterfinal on Tuesday. Itiana Taylor, a 5-foot-10 forward, led the Lady Panthers with 16 points.