In boys’ basketball Friday,
The Center Roughriders clinched a playoff spot with a 54-49 win over Carthage, to keep the Bulldogs’ perfect winless record intact in Dist. 20-3A. The Riders improve to 8-3, tied with Diboll for second, who lost to district leading Central, 68-53. Central is 9-2. Jasper beats Huntington, 64-49, and goes to 8-4. Central, Center, Diboll and Jasper are all assured the playoffs, the fight comes down to seeding in post-season. Tuesdays schedule has Central at Center, Carthage at Huntington and Hudson at Diboll. The Riders can have a share of the district championship with a win tomorrow night.
It’s Senior Night at Roughrider Gym Tuesday, as the senior players will be recognized prior to tip-off. The Center Middle School Cheerleaders will also be recognized at the game. In honor of their recognition, they will also be cheering on the Riders.
The District 22-1A, Div. I playoff picture is set as the District Champion Tenaha Tigers are 9-0 with an 80-37 win over Gary, and the Shelbyville Dragons sewed up the playoffs with a 64-42 win against Timpson. Meanwhile, Martinsville also claimed a playoff spot as they edge past Joaquin, 31-29. Shelbyville and Martinsville have 6-3 marks. Gary drops to 3-6, Joaquin 2-7 and Timpson 1-8. The only thing that might change in the district playoff picture would be the order of finish for runner up and third place between Shelbyville and Martinsville. Tomorrow night, the last district games have Shelbyville at Tenaha, Joaquin at Timpson and Martinsville at Gary.
The San Augustine Wolves got even with West Sabine, taking an 78-59 win, and tying up the District 23-1A, Div. I lead at 8-1. The two state-ranked teams will finish the regular season Tuesday night as San Augustine goes to intra-county rival Broaddus, and West Sabine heads to Zavalla. Should both win, and end in a tie, a district playoff game will be played Friday at Angelina College to determine seeding. Broaddus is 5-4, after Brookeland surprised the Bulldogs, 72-56. Brookeland is now 4-5. A loss by Broaddus to S.A., and a Brookeland win over Pineywoods Tuesday, would result in a tie for the third playoff spot, and require a district playoff game later this week between Broaddus & Brookeland.
In the girls’ high school basketball playoffs tonight, the Tenaha Lady Tigers will take on Neches in Rusk at 6:30 pm. in a Class A, Div. 1 bi-district game. Tenaha fans who wish to attend tonight’s game can do so on a Tiger Charter bus. Price of the ride is only $4 and seats can be reserved in the high school office.
Also tonight, the San Augustine Lady Wolves will be playing a Class 1A-Div. I first-round game at 6:30 against Evadale in Woodville.
The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will play the winner of the West Sabine/Colmesneil game being played tonight. That second-round Class 1A, Div. I area game is tentatively set for 7 p.m. Friday night, Feb. 14, at Angelina College, in a Class A, Div. I second-round game.
The Martinsville Lady Pirates are playing Wells in a first-round playoff game at 7:30 Tuesday in Woden.
The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are in the Class 2A state playoffs and will play Woodville at 8 p.m. Tuesday night in Hudson, in bi-district action.
In another girls’ playoff games of interest Tuesday, state-ranked and undefeated Central Heights will take on Deweyville at 6 at West Sabine High School.
By the way, Tenaha ISD will play hosts to a Class 3A girls’ bi-district basketball game at 6:30 tonight as Diboll plays Palestine at the Tenaha ISD Special Events Center.