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Pearland Lady Oilers State Bound
Class 6A - Semifinals - San Antonio - Alamodome - March 3
Coppell (38-3) vs. San Antonio Clark (32-3), 7 p.m. Friday
Pearland (35-3) vs. DeSoto (27-5), 8:30 p.m. Friday

The Pearland Lady Oilers have been to the state basketball tournament on two earlier occasions. The first time was in 1956 when Pearland was in Class B and the second time, 43 years ago, in 1980 when Pearland was in Class 4A.

Pearland lost to Hawley 63-45 in the state quarterfinals in 1956 and to Dallas South Oak Cliff 78-55 in the 4A state semifinals.

Pearland will face two-time defending Class 6A state champion DeSoto (27-5) in the semifinals who is looking to three-peat this year after winning the state title in 2021 and 2022.

Pearland Roster
2   Janae Tucker       Senior           5'7"   G
3   Nyah Hardy          Junior           5'7"   G
4   Paige Bonner       Senior           5'5"   G
11 Emily Anderson    Junior            5'8"   G/F
12 Eliece Perry          Sophomore    6'1"   F/C
22 RyLee Grays        Senior           6'3"   F/C
23 Ava Haynes         Freshman     5'10" G/F
25 Amaya Ratliff       Junior           5'9"    G
30 La' Niah Thornton Junior           5'10"  G/F
33 Imani Harvey       Junior           5'7"    G

Head Coach: Jere' Adams
Assistant Coaches: Andre Stokes, Corey Grays, Damita Hampton
Athletic Trainers: Nick Holtgrieve, Catherine Windsor, Jill Flowers

Managers: Erica Anderson, Lily Lara, Ashlee Range