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DeSoto Lady Eagles win first state title in program history

The Lady Eagles went 21-2 in the regular season, won all six of their playoff games, and then took the championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Credit: Drew Castillo
The Desoto girls basketball team celebrates winning the 6A state basketball championship.

The DeSoto girls basketball team won the program's first ever state title Thursday, defeating Cypress Creek 53-37 to become the 6A state basketball champions.

Lady Eagles senior guard Kendall Brown scored a team-high 12 points while junior forward Sa’Myah Smith received MVP honors.

The Lady Eagles went 21-2 in the regular season, won all six of their playoff games, and then took the championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

DeSoto made it to the state finals last year but lost to Converse Judson 49-46.

The Cougars came into Thursday's game undefeated on the season at 32-0. Cypress Creek seniors Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter were among 48 seniors named to the 2021 McDonald's All-American Game rosters.

Capacity in the Alamodome was limited to 3,500 for Thursday's game with a mandated mask order as well.

The DeSoto boys basketball team won the 5A state championship in 2003 and 2009. The boys also won the 6A state championship in 2016.