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After two ACL tears, Randi Thompson is defying medical odds as Frisco Liberty's playoff hero

Randi Thompson has been to the UIL girls' basketball state tournament before. Frisco Liberty qualified in 2016 when the guard was a freshman. She knows what to expect.

But Thompson's path back to the Class 5A final four hasn't unfolded as she would've predicted.

She's twice torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, and the injuries robbed her of most of her sophomore and junior seasons. Her current prowess as a senior, according to medical statistics, is unlikely.

But much like her buzzer-beating 3-pointer that forced overtime Saturday, and made way for an eventual Class 5A Region II final win, Thompson is defying common probability by starring on the court for Liberty after an arduous comeback.