WILLS POINT -- The second-ranked Martin's Mill Mustangs are headed to the regional tournament after a dominating 73-41 win over Wolfe City in a Class 2A Region III quarterfinal Tuesday night.
LONGVIEW -- The Brownsboro Bears advanced to the regional tournament for the second consecutive season with a thrilling 59-58 overtime win over Pleasant Grove in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal Tuesday night at Lobo Coliseum.
TYLER -- The eighth-ranked LaPoynor Flyers controlled Tuesday night's Class 2A Region III quarterfinal with District 19-2A rival Cross Roads for all but six minutes.
But it got so bad for LaPoynor down the stretch of the first half that what was a 13-point second-quarter lead for the Flyers turned into a one-point halftime deficit. However, a dominating second-half performance carried the Flyers to a convincing 75-56 win before a large gathering at UT Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
PALESTINE -- Not a coaching change, not jumping from Class 2A to Class 4A. Nothing held Tatum from reaching its third consecutive regional tournament.
The Eagles held off Waco La Vega late for a 56-48 win in the 4A regional quarterfinals Tuesday at Palestine High School. They're moving on to the Region III tournament at Sam Houston State in Huntsville.
The following is a list of Tuesday's boys regional quarterfinal basketball playoff results involving East Texas teams:
HEATH -- Alba-Golden fell to top-ranked Sunnyvale in Sunday's Class 3A Region II championship game.
But after the initial sting fades, the Lady Panthers will probably look back on the 68-55 defeat fondly.
Below are the pairings for the UIL girls state basketball tournament.
McKINNEY -- The ninth-ranked Martin's Mill Lady Mustangs advanced to their ninth UIL girls state basketball tournament in 10 seasons with a 54-36 rout of Bells in their Class 2A Region II championship game on Sunday afternoon.
The following is a list of boys regional quarterfinal playoff pairings involving East Texas teams.
MCKINNEY -- Cheyenne Brown is in her final stretch of games at Martin's Mill and still adding to her Lady Mustangs legacy.
Brown scored 35 points in No. 9 Martin's Mill's 62-40 Saturday win against Santo in the Class 2A Region II semifinals at McKinney North High School.