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A decade after UIL title two-fer, Thorndale will take a shot at No. 3


Before this season, the boys basketball teams at Thorndale and Jarrell last ventured to the UIL state tournament together in 2007. That turned out to be a good year for the Bulldogs, who won the first of back-to-back Class A, Division I championships.

The 2017 tournament opened Thursday in San Antonio, where Jarrell suffered a three-point loss to Brock in a Class 3A state semifinal. On Friday, Thorndale will begin play in the Class 2A bracket, facing Clarendon in the semifinal round.

Entering this season, Austin-area teams had compiled a 5-7 record at the tournament since 2007, and only Thorndale had hoisted a championship trophy. Beside Thorndale, only LBJ recorded a victory at state during that span.

Here’s a rundown of area teams’ results at the boys state tournament since 2007:

• 2007

Class A, Division I

Thorndale, W-W (New Deal, 63-39; Martin’s Mill, 39-37)

Class 2A

Jarrell, L (Shallowater, 43-42)

• Class 4A

Connally, L (Dallas South Oak Cliff, 48-44)

• 2008

Class A, Division I

Thorndale, W-W (White Deer, 60-36; Dallardsville Big Sandy, 53-42)

• 2009

LBJ, W-L (Dallas Kimball, 66-54; Houston Yates, 94-78)

• 2010

Class 4A

Lake Travis, L (Lancaster, 64-56)

• 2011

Class 4A

Cedar Park, L (Dallas Kimball, 50-36)

• 2012

No area qualifiers

• 2013

No area qualifiers

• 2014

No area qualifiers

• 2015

Class 5A

Cedar Park, L (Beaumont Ozen, 57-46)

• 2016

Class 2A

Thorndale, L (Canadian, 47-46)

— From staff reports

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