Road to SA: Regional Quarters Boys Hoops
The girls are off for a couple more days before ramping up the State Tournament in San Antonio. In the interim, the boys playoffs get back underway with the regional quarterfinals, which technically started on Monday, but most games taking place on Tuesday night. We'll take a look at the bigger games of this round within each region.
No. 1 Duncanville (28-3) vs. No. 9 Grand Prairie (27-2) is the premier matchup in this area for sure. The teams have combined for just five losses this year and feature some big names, including Micah Peavy (Duncanville) and Jaylin Posey (Grand Prairie). Tip off is at 7 p.m. from Wilkerson-Greines in Fort Worth with the winner meeting the winner of Wolfforth Frenship and Arlington Bowie in the regional semifinals on Friday, March 6.
No. 11 Waxahachie (30-6) vs. No. 6 Richardson (34-3) is another big tilt that just so happens to be in our backyard. Playing at 7:00 p.m. at Colleyville Heritage are two teams that could easily make a state run. Richardson has knocked off Duncanville recently and Waxahachie has a 17-point win over Grand Prairie. The winner meets the winner of No. 17 Odessa Permian and Arlington Martin on Friday.
Down in Fairfield is a matchup of district champions between Mesquite Horn (26-10) and No. 3 Killeen Ellison (33-4). The winner will meet the winner of No. 19 Houston Westfield and Klein.
No. 16 Mansfield Timberview (26-8) vs. Mansfield Legacy (27-9) square off for the third time this year with Timberview - the reigning 5A state champs - winning both games by 4 and 11 points, respectively. Game starts at 7 p.m. from Mansfield High with the winner playing either Wichita Falls Rider or Amarillo.
No. 10 Sulphur Springs (28-8) vs. No. 1 Lancaster (33-1) is a 5A Top 10 matchup that should not disappoint. Lancaster is looking to get back to the regional semifinals and hopefully avenge getting knocked out in that round last year while Sulphur Springs is trying to get back to the state tournament after falling in the semifinals. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. as the winner will meet the winner of Highland Park and Dallas Wilson.
No. 8 Kimball (30-6) vs. No. 6 Carrollton Newman Smith (29-0) is an intriguing matchup as Smith is in pursuit of a perfect season. This game tips off at 7:30 p.m. from Garland Naaman Forest. The winner will play the winner of Kaufman and Mt. Pleasant on Friday.
No. 11 Krum vs. No. 8 Argyle meet for the third time this year, each winning on the opponent's home court. Tip off is at 7 p.m. and the winner will meet the winner of Clint and Levelland on Friday in the regional semis.
In Region II, there's a double dose of Top 25 matchups starting with No. 2 Dallas Carter (27-7) vs. No. 17 Celina (27-6), which tips at 7:30. Winner meets the winner of Henderson and Paris on Friday.
The other big game is No. 3 Oak Cliff Faith Family (21-13) vs. No. 12 Dallas Lincoln (19-16) at 7 p.m. with the winner taking on the winner of Quinlan Ford and Tyler Chapel Hill.
Top 25 matchups everywhere in our area as No. 13 Waco Connally meets No. 20 Waxahachie Life at 7:00. The winner will play the winner of Silsbee and Houston Washington.
The big game in area for 3A is No. 23 Mineola (25-7) vs. No. 1 Dallas Madison (19-11) with at 7 p.m. tipoff. Madison is looking to repeat as state champs. The winner will play the winner of Arp and Jefferson on Friday.
No. 6 Muenster (24-4) vs. Lindsay (16-11), 7:30 p.m. at Bowie High School
Alvord (21-17) vs. Poolville, 7 p.m. at Bridgeport High School
No. 17 Saltillo (32-4) vs. No. 5 Slidell (28-8), 6:30 p.m. at Trenton High School