Mansfield Summit 68, Fort Worth Dunbar 64: This game was close throughout, but the Jaguars (8-5) came through in the fourth quarter thanks to seven points from Patrick Tshituka.
Tied 46-all heading into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars went on a 10-4 run to take a 56-50 lead with 4:07 left. The Wildcats (8-6) would no closer than a four-point deficit from there.
Summit started the game on a 13-8 run, but the largest lead any team would have for the rest of the first half would be by four points.
Tshituka finished with 13 points, but Terrance Hubby led the Jaguars with 15. DaLante Brooks had 29 points for Dunbar, including five 3-pointers.
Midlothian 53, Fort Bend Kempner 51: The Panthers (8-9) ended Kempner's (6-14) tournament in the final game Friday.
Kempner had a chance to tie at the end of the fourth, but couldn't muster a clean shot. Kempner senior post Brian Onyecherelam led all scorers with 21.
Midlothian will face Denton at 11 a.m. Saturday for an extra consolation game.
Mansfield Timberview 52, Arlington Bowie 41: The Wolves (17-1) changed tactics at halftime, and prevailed against the Volunteers (14-2) in a semifinal game Friday night.
Timberviews key adjustment was to control the pace of the game, slowing Bowies transition offense.
"We wanted to be patient and get the kind of looks we wanted to get," Timberview coach Duane Gregory said. "Bowies a really good transition team - they like to get up and down - and we wanted to be selective about when we did that."
Bowie was limited to 16 points in the second half, six in the fourth period. Through the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarters, Timberview went on a 14-2 run, enough to seal the game.
Timberviews standout junior guard Alex Robinson led all scorers with 19 points. Bowie senior forward Malcolm Hughes scored 17, including two 3-pointers.
Timberview advances to the tournament championship at 5 p.m. Saturday, gaining valuable experience for the district schedule to come.
"Were excited to be in the championship of this tournament and its all about getting ready for district," Gregory said. "Hopefully this is getting us ready for that grind, because its going to be a grind."
Garland Lakeview Centennial 81, Austin LBJ 74: Garland Lakeview had a dominating third quarter to advance.
With LBJ (18-2) leading 33-32 with 6:02 in the third quarter, the Patriots (13-3) went on a 10-0 run that put them up 42-33 with 3:47 left in the third.
Charles Beauregard and Jarvis Baxter each scored eight points for Centennial in the third. The Patriots Termir Sutton-Durham had 17 points. Jalil Tutein had 21 points for the Jaguars.
Arlington Bowie 81, Fort Worth Wyatt 70: The Volunteers fought off a ferocious comeback in the fourth quarter by the Chaparrals in Friday morning's quarterfinal-round game.
The Volunteers (14-1) had their largest lead of the game at 47-31 with 6:45 in the third quarter, but the Chaparrals cut the score to 66-63 with 5:00 in the fourth quarter after a jumper from Andrew Nunley capped a person 7-0 run.
But the Volunteers went on a 6-0 run to make the score 72-63 with 2:33 remaining. After that the closest the Chaparrals (7-8) would get was at 72-65 with 2:29 remaining after two free throws by Deon Daniels.
Volunteer players' Jeremy Senglin had 25 points, including 13 in the second quarter, and Malcolm Hughes had 19 points. Senglin made five 3-pointers.
Nunley had 15 points, Kendrick Salone recorded 17 points and Daniels put up 16 points for the Chaparrals.
Arlington Bowie will play Mansfield Timberview in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Wilkerson Greines AC.
Mansfield Timberview 64, Arlington Heights 39: Mansfield Timberview's tough defense helped shutdown the Arlington Heights offense, and the Wolves will advance to the semifinals against Arlington Bowie.
Both teams played each other close in the first quarter, but the Wolves (16-1) were able to take a 15-11 lead into the second quarter. After the Yellow Jackets cut the Timberview lead to 15-14, the Wolves went on a 6-0 run that covered 2:50 to take a 21-14 lead.
Avery Gilbert of Timberview had 8 points in the second quarter to help the Wolves take a 33-20 lead into halftime. The closest the Yellow Jackets would get in the second half would be a 35-26 deficit early in the third quarter.
The Wolves held the Yellow Jackets (7-5) to just one field goal in the fourth quarter. Damontre McFarland had six of the Yellow Jacket points in the fourth quarter.
Alex Robinson of Timberview had 13 points and A'Shawn Robinson of Arlington Heights had 15 points.
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