The most incredible basketball seasons in McKinney North High School’s history continue simultaneously this week as the UIL State Playoffs mark another round for both teams.
McKinney North’s boys basketball team will take on Mansfield Lake Ridge on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grapevine High School in the Area Round of the Class 4A Playoffs. North (25-5) beat Marshall 85-65 in Tuesday’s bi-district round. Lake Ridge (19-6) beat Tyler John Tyler 53-38.
The game will be a reunion for the coaches. North’s Darryll Craft coached Lake Ridge’s Donte Wilson in middle school. Wilson went on to play for McKinney High and then later played collegiately for San Diego State.
North’s girls team (26-4) is even further along. The Lady Bulldogs will play Frisco Liberty (27-3) in the 4A Regional Semifinals. The game will be at the Culwell Center in Garland on Friday night at 7:30. North beat Seguin 53-47 on Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals. Frisco Liberty advanced by beating West Mesquite 54-42 on Tuesday night in another regional quarterfinal.