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HS Hoops and a NASCAR Finish For the Ages in Today’s Sports

 

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Paris – The opening round of the boys high school basketball playoffs begins tonight and will wrap up tomorrow. This evening the 2nd Ranked Clarksville Tigers out of class 2A will be at Lindale to face Ore City. Tip off is at 7:30. In a rematched of last year’s bi-district playoffs, the Chisum Mustangs will take on the 25 ranked Daingerfield Tigers. That game tips off tonight at 7:30 at Prairiland High school. Tomorrow night on 101.9 KBUS, the 5th ranked Paris Wildcats face Spring Hill at Emory Rains high school. Pre-game begins at 7:15 with a 7:30 tip. The North Lamar Panthers can be heard live on MIX 107.7, taking on the Gilmer Buckeyes at Sulphur Springs high school. Pre-game starts at 6:45 with tip off at 7. Detroit plays McLeod at Hughes Springs at 7pm. Roxton plays Saltillo at 7:30 at Cooper high school. And the Prairiland Patriots face off against Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill at Mt. Pleasant high school’s Willie Williams gym. Tip off tomorrow is at 8pm.

Meanwhile, in the area round of girls high school basketball the Honey Grove Lady Warriors fall to Union Grove 54-50. The Clarksville Lady Tigers were eliminated by bells 59-41. And the Cooper Dogette’s season ends at the hands of Bells 72-41.

Mount Pleasant – High school girls basketball playoffs continued over the weekend with the area round. The 17th ranked Mt. Vernon Lady Tigers took down Harmony on Friday night 68-39. Meanwhile, the 7th ranked Winnsboro Lady Raiders advance past 54-35. The brackets not bring the two rivals schools to the same court. Mt. Vernon and Winnboro girls will square off in the regional quarterfinals with a trip to the regional tournament on the line. And the Chapel Hill Lady Devils saw their season come to an end at the hands of Whitewright 40-26.

The opening round of the boys basketball playoffs begins tonight with a rematch of last years bi-district match when the 25th ranked Daingerfield Tigers take on the Chisum Mustangs. Tip off is at 7:30 at Prairiland high school.

Tomorrow night the Mt. Pleasant Tigers face the Lufkin Panthers to kick off the post season. The game site is at Tatum high school with tip off at 7pm. The Gilmer Buckeyes face the North Lamar Panthers at Sulphur Springs at 7. Mt. Vernon will play the Hooks Hornets at 6pm at Hughes Springs. Rivercrest plays Big Sandy at Daingerfield high school at 8pm. And the Chapel Hill Red Devils face off against Prairiland at Mt. Pleasant high school’s Willie Williams gym. Tip off tomorrow is at 8pm.

Sulphur Springs – High school girls basketball playoffs continued over the weekend with the area round. The 17th ranked Mt. Vernon Lady Tigers took down Harmony on Friday night 68-39. Meanwhile, the 7th ranked Winnsboro Lady Raiders advance past 54-35. The brackets not bring the two rivals schools to the same court. Mt. Vernon and Winnboro girls will square off in the regional quarterfinals with a trip to the regional tournament on the line. And the Cooper Dogette’s season ends at the hands of Bells 72-41.

Meanwhile, the boys high school basketball playoffs begin tonight with the bi-district round and finishes tomorrow. This evening at Commerce, Yantis will play Ector at 7:30pm. At the same time and same place tomorrow night North Hopkins will be up against Wolfe City. The Commerce Tigers and Alba Golden square off tomorrow night. The game will be played Tuesday night at 7:30 at Lone Oak high school. The Mt. Vernon Tigers are at Hughes Springs high school tomorrow against the Hooks Hornets. Game time is set for 8pm.

In college hoops on Saturday night the Texas A&M Commerce Lions defeated Eastern New Mexico 81-73.

Last night in the NBA the Dallas Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-103. On his way to 18 points on the night, forward Dirk Nowitzki became only the 6th player in NBA history to reach 29,000 points in a career. The Mavs, who are expected to sign forward David Lee today, will be back on the floor Wednesday against Oklahoma City.

And yesterday afternoon, in one of the closest finishes in Nascar History Denny Hamlin wins the Daytona 500 by a bumper. Hamlin edged out Mark Truex Jr to collect a career signature win.