The Tyler Lee Red Raiders are currently tied for third place in District 12-5A with a couple teams lurking not far behind. And on Friday, Lee (16-7, 3-2) plays host to one of those schools -- North Mesquite (9-12, 2-3).

A win will ensure the Red Raiders remain in the driver's seat for one of four playoffs berths from the district.

Lee, which had a bye on Tuesday, is coming off a 64-49 win over Rockwall-Heath last Friday. The Red Raiders were led by Taylor Tankersley, who finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

North Mesquite defeated Rockwall-Heath, 63-59, on Tuesday.

In 14-4A, the Marshall Mavericks (17-8, 1-1) look to rebound from its first district loss against Pine Tree (8-16, 1-1), which just picked up its first league win on Tuesday.

Meanwhile in 16-4A, No. 12 Jacksonville (25-0, 2-0) puts its unbeaten season on the line at Nacogdoches (12-8, 1-1), John Tyler (8-12, 2-0) is at Corsicana (19-6, 0-2) and Whitehouse (17-6, 1-1) plays host to Lindale (9-12, 0-2).

Bullard (12-12, 3-2), which enters Friday's action tied for the last playoff spot in District 16-3A, has a big test at Spring Hill (16-8, 4-1).

Other boys basketball games Friday involving ranked teams ...

Class 2A

  • New Diana at No. 2 White Oak
  • Ore City at No. 4 Tatum
  • Woden at No. 17 Palestine Westwood


Class A Division I

  • No. 3 Grapeland at Slocum
  • No. 6 Cayuga at Wortham
  • No. 8 San Augustine at Lufkin Pineywoods Academy
  • No. 11 LaPoynor at Big Sandy
  • West Sabine at No. 18 Broaddus
  • Timpson at No. 22 Tenaha


Class A Division II

  • Centerville at No. 7 Laneville
  • Chireno at No. 8 Oakwood
  • Union Hill at No. 12 Saltillo
  • No. 14 Kennard at Chester