EMORY — Maintaining a lead is the goal for any team every time it takes the field, particularly in the playoffs.
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BELLS — Riley Harvey had 15 points and 13 rebounds as Howe defeated Pottsboro, 55-45, in the championship game of the Bells Tournament on Saturday.
CORSICANA — Duane Pyles and Dakota Mullins each ran for a pair of touchdowns as Hico defeated Wolfe City, 33-6, in a Class 2A Division I Region II area round game on Friday night.
BLUE RIDGE — Laine Albert scored 15 points as Blue Ridge won its tournament with a 58-37 victory against Trenton on Saturday night.
COMMERCE — This was Travis Garrett’s night to shine.
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Leonard Tigers attempt at a second straight trip to the region semifinals fell one win short as the Waskom Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 52-32 victory in a Class 3A Division II Region II area round game on Friday night.
MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Southeastern Oklahoma State got a conference-record tying nine three-pointers from Olivia Potter as the Storm pulled away for a 72-48 victory against Southern Arkansas in Great American Conference action Saturday afternoon.
Cedric Hudson finished with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting as Austin College topped Howard Payne, 72-64, on Day 2 of the Bob Mason Classic in Hughey Gym.
VAN — Not since 1990 had the Bulldogs advanced past the area round and that day has finally arrived.
GREENVILLE — The Whitesboro Bearcats exploded for 28 points in the third quarter, picking up another upset victory with a 35-7 win over Winnsboro in a Class 3A Division I area-round game at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium on Friday night.