Highland Park Too Much For Pine Tree in First Round
WILLS POINT -- The Pine Tree Lady Pirates' stay in the postseason was short-lived, as Highland Park cruised to a 59-34 win in their Class 5A Region II bi-district playoff Monday night.
Highland Park advanced to the area round later this week and will face either The Colony or Frisco Reedy.
Pine Tree, which trailed by 11 at halftime, was outscored by Highland Park 21-12 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Morgan Smith led Highland Park with 22 points, while Eve Loewe added 17.
The Lady Pirates were led in defeat by Marissa Gary's 12 points.
Highland Park 59, Pine Tree 34
Girls Class 5A Region II Bi-District Playoff
At Wills Point HS
Pine Tree 6 6 12 10 — 34
Highland Park 11 12 21 15 — 59
PINE TREE — Marissa Gary, 12; Ambreenique Williams, 7; Jordan Fuller, 5; Essence Washington, 5; Taylor Morgan, 3; Emily Jones, 2.
HIGHLAND PARK — Morgan Smith, 22; Eve Loewe, 17; Mary Margaret Roberts, 6; Mary Warriner Kemp, 5; Emma Hill, 4; Adelle Crofford, 3; Hillary Baker, 2.
THREE-POINT GOALS — Pine Tree: Williams (2), Morgan. Highland Park: Smith (2), Crofford.