Plano East 47, Richland 45: Jacob Morales' jumper from the free-throw line gave the Panthers a lead and Marcus Mathieu's free-throw with 1.9 seconds left sealed a first-round victory in the Whataburger Orange Division on Thursday at Thomas Coliseum.
The Panthers, paced by Jarvis Pugh's 11, will play Duncanville in a second-round game at 11 a.m. Friday.
Hayden Hunter scored a game-high 22 for the Rebels, who will face Euless Trinity in a consolation bracket game at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
The teams engaged in give-and-take leading up to Morales' decisive jumper.
Hunter's second of consecutive 3-pointers put Richland up 41-39. The Rebels retook the lead on Tim Priller's jump hook in the post.
Mathieu's steal and layup put the Panthers back up before Hunter, a junior guard, connected on a pullup jumper from 15 feet to give his team a 45-44 lead.
Duncanville 50, Euless Trinity 36: The Panthers outscored the Trojans 17-0 during a key stretch of the third quarter in a first-round game of the Orange Division of the Whataburger Tournament.
Jerami Grace led Duncanville with 20 points. Junior forward Omar Sherman added 10, all in a second half in which the Panthers bested the Trojans by 15.
Trinity held a 15-5 lead late in the second quarter before Matt McQuaid's three 3-pointers trimmed Duncanville's deficit to 1 at the half.
Myles Turner led Trinity with 13 points.
Duncanville will next play either Plano East or Richland at 11 a.m. Friday. Trinity will get the loser of that game at 6:30 on Friday evening.
Spring Westfield 83, Justin Northwest 37: The Mustangs used scoring contributions from 13 players to overwhelm the Texans in the first game of the Whataburger Orange tournament at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.
James Harrison led Westfield with 13 points and Marquise Hamilton had 10. Kansas State signee Wesley Iwundu had seven a little more than a half of play.
The Mustangs, the 13th ranked team in Texas, lost the tipoff but set the tone and tempo, forcing six turnovers in the first three minutes out of their full-court trapping defense and jumping to a 14-4 lead.
Westfield held a 37-11 advantage at halftime.
Junior David Ogunwolu, an athletic 6-foo-4 post, led the Texans with 15 points.
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