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2017 Boys Basketball Playoffs

Grapeland Drops Overtime Decision to Muenster in 2A State Semifinal

Grapeland players react following their 56-52 overtime loss to Muenster in Friday morning's Class 2A state semifinal in San Antonio. (Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)
Grapeland players react following their 56-52 overtime loss to Muenster in Friday morning's Class 2A state semifinal in San Antonio. (Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)

SAN ANTONIO -- The Grapeland Sandies survived a challenging road through Region III to reach the state basketball tournament, and then played even with the state's top-ranked team for 32 minutes.

But a cold-shooting overtime period doomed the Sandies in a 56-52 loss to No...

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UIL Boys State Basketball Tournament Pairings

(Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)
(Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)

UIL Boys State Basketball Championships
Thursday-Saturday
At Alamodome, San Antonio
THURSDAY’S GAMES

  • Class A semifinal: Borden County (22-3) vs. Happy (24-5), 8:30 a.m.
  • Class A semifinal: Lipan (34-3) vs
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Boys East Texas Basketball Playoffs: Regional Results

Grapeland Parker Wilson looks to make a pass.
Grapeland guard Parker Wilson, the team's leading scorer with 10 points, sets up at the top of the attacking zone in Friday's Class 2A Region III semifinal game against Dallardsville Big Sandy.

CLASS 4A
Region II
At The Field House, Texas A&M-Commerce
Semifinals

  • Argyle 47, Center 45
  • Paris 74, Dallas Lincoln 68 (OT)

Final

  • Argyle 53, Paris 34

CLASS 3A
Region II
At Rockwall-Heath HS
Semifinals

  • Dallas Madison 71, Mount Vernon 51
  • Ponder 53, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 36

Final

  • Dallas Madison 79, Ponder 57

CLASS 2A
Region III
At Jewett Leon HS
Semifinals

  • Grapeland 86, Shelbyville 68
  • Tenaha 92, Italy 67

Final

  • Grapeland 99, Tenaha 83

CLASS A
Region III
At Mansfield HS
Semifinals

  • Lipan 72, Yantis 41
  • Graford 79, Saltillo 49

Final

  • Lipan 63, Graford 29

Region IV
At Burger Center, Austin
Semifinals

  • Dime Box 55, Slocum 47
  • Laneville 62, Waelder 53

Final

  • Dime Box 73, Laneville 60

Argyle Holds Off Center, 47-45, For Regional Championship Berth

Center Octavius Evans attemps a three point shot.
Center's Octavius Evans attempts a 3-point shot against Argyle during Friday night's Class 4A Region II semifinal in Commerce.

COMMERCE -- With 13.1 seconds remaining and trailing by two points, the Center Roughriders drew up the perfect play to extend their season.

Everything went according to plan. Almost.

Octavius Evans' 3-point shot from the wing for the win rimmed out as time expired, allowing Argyle to escape with a nail-biting 47-45 win Friday night in their Class 4A Region II semifinal at The Field House on the campus of Texas-A&M-Commerce.

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Boys East Texas Basketball Playoffs: Friday’s Regional Semifinal Results

Tomorrow
Freshman guard Ja'Qualin Franks will be one of four Tenaha starters from Saturday's game to return next season.

CLASS 4A
Region II
At The Field House, Texas A&M-Commerce
Semifinals

  • Argyle 47, Center 45
  • Paris 74, Dallas Lincoln 68 (OT)

Final

  • Argyle vs. Paris, 2 p.m. Saturday (March 4)

CLASS 3A
Region II
At Rockwall-Heath HS
Semifinals

  • Dallas Madison 71, Mount Vernon 51
  • Ponder 53, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 36

Final

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Center Fends Off Pleasant Grove For Regional Appearance

Center's Kaleb Parks blocks Pleasant Grove's Couryuntea Jones' shot. (ETSN.fm)
Center's Kaleb Parks blocks Pleasant Grove's Couryuntea Jones' shot. (ETSN.fm)

LONGVIEW -- Tuesday's highly anticipated showdown between Center and Pleasant Grove in the Class 4A regional quarterfinal round more than lived up to its billing.

The Roughriders endured nine first-half lead changes and held onto a one-possession advantage as late as the 4:15 mark of the fourth quarter en route to a 72-58 win at Spring Hill High School. They're back in the regional tournament setting for a second consecutive season.

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Slocum Routs Wells to Reach Regional Tournament

(Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)
(Stephen Spillman, ETSN.fm)

RUSK -- The Slocum Mustangs rolled to a 56-31 rout of Wells, Tuesday night in their Class A Region IV quarterfinal.

Slocum (22-14) advanced to the regional tournament, and will face Dime Box in one regional semifinal at 6 p...

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Last-Second Shot Sends No. 3 Dallas Skyline to Thrilling Defeat of Lufkin

Skyline Marcus Garrett drives in for the game winning layup.
Dallas Skyline guard and Kansas signee Marcus Garrett drives toward the basket for the game-winning layup against Lufkin during Tuesday night's Class 6A Region II quarterfinal in Lindale.

LINDALE -- Not much was expected from the Lufkin Panthers before the postseason began, which wasn't surprising considering their third-place finish in district.

Despite hard-fought wins over quality opponents in the first couple of rounds, even less was expected from Lufkin prior to Tuesday night's Class 6A Region II quarterfinal against No...

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Boys East Texas Basketball Playoffs: Tuesday’s Results

Tenaha Jay Lloyd pulls up for a shot.
Tenaha's Jay Lloyd pulls up for two in the Tigers 74-67 win against Kerens. The Tigers will be back in action today at 2 p.m. versus Dallardsville Big Sandy.

CLASS 6A
Region II

  • Dallas Skyline 44, Lufkin 42

CLASS 4A
Region II

  • Center 72, Pleasant Grove 58
  • Paris 70, Brownsboro 62

Region III

  • Waco Connally 88, Athens 70

CLASS 3A
Region II

  • Dallas Madison 90, Edgewood 53
  • Mount Vernon 83, Elysian Fields 63
  • Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 59, Daingerfield 41

Region III

  • Jarrell 70, Malakoff 56

CLASS 2A
Region II

  • Clarksville 72, Big Sandy 43

Region III

  • Grapeland 62, LaPoynor 54
  • Shelbyville 85, Evadale 82
  • Tenaha 74, San Augustine 70

CLASS A
Region III

  • Yantis 36, Ector 33
  • Saltillo 58, Slidell 56

Region IV

  • Slocum 56, Wells 31

Boys East Texas Basketball Playoffs: Regional Quarterfinal Pairings

Nacogdoches Blake Upshaw attemps a three point shot.
Dragons guard Blake Upshaw knocks down a first-quarter trey. He led Nacogdoches with 17 points in a 56-46 win on Jan. 24 at Whitehouse.

CLASS 6A
Region II

  • Dallas Skyline 44, Lufkin 42

CLASS 5A
Region III

  • Waco University 76, Nacogdoches 58

CLASS 4A
Region II

  • Center 72, Pleasant Grove 58
  • Paris 70, Brownsboro 62

Region III

  • Waco Connally 88, Athens 70

CLASS 3A
Region II

  • Dallas Madison 90, Edgewood 53
  • Mount Vernon 83, Elysian Fields 63
  • Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 59, Daingerfield 41

Region III

  • Jarrell 70, Malakoff 56

CLASS 2A
Region II

  • Clarksville 72, Big Sandy 43

Region III

  • Grapeland 62, LaPoynor 54
  • Shelbyville 85, Evadale 82
  • Tenaha 74, San Augustine 70

CLASS A
Region III

  • Yantis 36, Ector 33
  • Saltillo 58, Slidell 56

Region IV

  • Slocum 56, Wells 31
  • Laneville 60, Calvert 53

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