Both Pine Tree and John Tyler enter Friday's action with .500 district records with each facing their respective district leaders. Wins by either could go a long way in sewing up playoff berths.

The Lady Pirates (14-9, 3-3) play at District 14-4A leader Mount Pleasant (19-4, 6-0), while John Tyler (18-11, 3-3 in 16-4A) entertains No. 14 Lindale (22-4, 6-0) at the Lions Den.

Pine Tree, coming off a 57-38 loss to Sulphur Springs, dropped its first meeting with Mount Pleasant back on Jan. 8, 42-34.

John Tyler, which earned a 50-45 decision over Jacksonville on Monday, was beaten by Lindale, 71-68, on Jan. 4.

There are a couple of potential season-altering matchups in District 12-5A.

Longview (15-11, 3-5) and Tyler Lee (13-16, 3-5) enter Friday's action tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. The Lady Lobos play host to struggling Rockwall-Heath (8-16, 1-8), while Tyler Lee faces a tough road test at Mesquite (18-11, 7-2).

The Lady Raiders, which lost to Longview in its first meeting, face Longview for the final time next Tuesday.

Other girls basketball teams Friday involving ranked teams ...


Class 3A

  • Atlanta at No. 15 Pittsburg
  • Paris at No. 17 Liberty-Eylau
  • Brownsboro at No. 23 Mineola
  • No. 25 Bullard at Kilgore


Class 2A

  • Union Grove at No. 19 Tatum
  • No. 20 Winnsboro at Lone Oak
  • Como-Pickton at No. 21 Alba-Golden


Class A Division I

  • Carlisle at No. 1 Martin's Mill
  • No. 2 Martinsville at Gary
  • No. 17 Lovelady at No. 9 Slocum
  • West Sabine at No. 15 Zavalla


Class A Division II

  • No. 1 Saltillo at Sulphur Bluff
  • No. 16 Chireno at Douglass


Private Schools

  • No. 3 Tyler T.K. Gorman at Tyler Grace