KETK – Back in business, the boys and girls basketball playoffs resumed in the UIL ranks Saturday, but had a very busy Monday evening on the docket.
And we’re scheduled for 19 more contests involving East Texas teams on Tuesday.
In Monday’s boys Bi-District round action, No. 9 Mount Pleasant held off the Lufkin Panthers for a 62-52 victory. The Tigers will take on either Waco University or Crandall in the area round.
No. 24 Lindale fresh off its District 16-4A title, pulled away to beat Gilmer 70-50, behind Colton Taylor’s 24 points.
That sets up a showdown between the Eagles and Brownsboro on Thursday.
The Bears took down a talented Caddo Mills squad 59-48 with four players scoring in double figures led by Michael Fitzgerald’s 16 points.
The Mineola Yellow Jackets are now on a nine-game winning streak as they beat up on Hooks 64-40 with senior Jonah Fischer leading the way with 18 points.
19-5 Mineola will await the winner between Jefferson and Sabine who face off Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Hallsville.
Atlanta and its dominant big man Daimion Collins defeated Winnsboro 77-62. The Kentucky signee and McDonald’s All-American candidate had a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocked shots. Collins led the Rabbits third quarter charge as they took control of the contest after the two teams had gone into the locker room tied at 29.
Cameron Dickerson added 18 for the Rabbits who will take on Arp at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lobo Coliseum in Longview.
Watch the video to see highlights off all five of these games.