Before the Center Roughriders play their first-round state playoff basketball game next week, there’ll be a couple of district playoff games to determine seeding. Center, Diboll and Jasper have all made the post-season. Tonight at 6, Diboll takes on Jasper in Hudson. The loser of that game will go into the playoffs as the 4th place team. The winner will play Center at 8 Friday night in Hudson. The winner of that district playoff goes into post-season as second place, with the loser third.
Just about the same situation for San Augustine, as the Wolves and West Sabine Tigers wrapped up district tied as co-champions. They’ll meet for a third time to decide playoff seeding at 8 Friday night at the Lufkin Middle School Gym. The winner has a first-round bye.
The Tenaha Tigers-Shelbyville Dragons got their postponed district game in yesterday, with the Tigers taking a 68-34 win to finish 10-0. Tenaha’s the district champs and have a first-round bye. Meanwhile, Shelbyville and Martinsville are the second and third place teams from 22-1A, Div. I. They’re waiting to see who their bi-district opponents will be.
In girls’ playoff action Friday:
There’s going to be a Class A, Div. I playoff double-header tomorrow night at Angelina College in Lufkin as San Augustine and Shelbyville will both be playing area round games. In the first game at 6, the Lady Wolves take on Cushing, followed by the Lady Dragons meeting West Sabine with an 8 o’clock tip-off.
The Tenaha Lady Tigers have a second round playoff game against Dallardsville Big Sandy at 7 Friday night in Hudson.
The Garrison Lady Bulldogs will have a Class 2A area round game against Jefferson at 6 p.m. Saturday in Carthage.
In the Martinsville-Wells girls’ playoff game Tuesday night, Wells won and advances to the second round.
The Center Lady Rider and Timpson Lady Bear softball teams are playing in the Hudson Tournament today thru Saturday; the Joaquin Lady Rams and Shelbyville Lady Dragons are in the Carthage Tournament; and Garrison Lady Bulldogs in the Longview Tourney.
Baseball scrimmage today, Elysian Fields at Garrison. Several boys’ scrimmages are on tap Friday.