Paris – Four area teams entered the high school basketball quarterfinal round. Three are headed to their respective regional tournament. At TJCs Wagstaff Gym the 5th ranked Paris Wildcats took apart Liberty Eylau 86-67. The wildcats take on Dallas Lincoln in the regional semis at Texas A&M Commerce on Friday night on 101.9 KBUS at 6pm. The Wildcats are averaging 85 points per game in the post season. They’ll be joined by crosstown rival North Lamar, who eliminated Pleasant Grove 57-47. With the win, the Panthers advance to their first regional tournament since a state tournament appearance in 1981. They’ll play Triple A Academy at 8pm Friday at Commerce. The 2nd ranked Clarksville Tigers return to the region 2 tournament after beating Big Sandy 56-37. The Blue Tigers play 5th ranked Muenster Friday night at 6pm.
Meanwhile, a tip of the cap to the Roxton Lions, as their season comes to an end against Campbell 68-63 in overtime.
Mount Pleasant – The regional tournaments have been set following last night’s regional quarterfinal round. Ranked 25th in class 3A the Daingerfield Tigers advance after taking down The Alba Golden Panthers 61-56. In three post season games, Daingerfield’s defense is limiting their opponents to 44 points per game. On Friday night the Blue Tigers head to Rockwall Heath high school where they’ll face 6th ranked Waxahachi Life. Tip off is at 8pm. In the event in which Daingerfield pulls off the upset, they’ll take on the winner of 7th ranked Van Alstyne and number 19 Dallas Family Faith on Saturday at 2pm. Van Alstyne advanced after defeating the Mt. Vernon Tigers 78-49. Mt. Vernon finished the season with a 28-6 overall record and an area round championship.
Sulphur Springs – The Regional tournaments have been set following last night’s regional quarterfinal round. Ranked 16th in the state in Class A, the Campbell Indians take down the Roxton Lions in overtime 68-63. With the win, Campbell advance to Friday night’s regional semi final round at Mansfield High School where they’ll meet up with 15th ranked Lingleville. Tip off is set for 8pm. Should the Indians win, they’ll play Saturday at 2pm against the winner of top ranked Lipan and 2nd ranked Avinger. Meanwhile, a tip of the cap to the Alba Golden Panthers and the Mt. Vernon Tigers, who saw their season come to an end last night. Alba Golden fell to 25th ranked Daingerfield 61-56 and finish the season with an overall record of 18-6, while Mt. Vernon was beat by 7th ranked Van Alstyne 78-49. The Purple Tigers went 28-6 on the year.
Last night in the NBA The Dallas Mavericks offense stays hot, throttling the Orlando Magic 121- 108. Zaza Pachulia led the way with a 17 point, 10 rebound double double. The Mavs have won four out of their last five and take on Kings tomorrow night at 7:30.
The Dallas Stars fall to the Nashville Predators 5-3. The loss keeps Dallas tied for the top spot in the Western Conference with Chicago and now St. Louis. Dallas is off until Friday when they host the New Jersey Devils at the AAC.
And the Texas Rangers are back on the field for the first time as they begin spring ball with an exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. First pitch this afternoon is set for 2:05.