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Top high school boys basketball games to watch in season finale on February 12

Keller guard Preston Hannah.
Keller guard Preston Hannah. rmallison@star-telegram.com

TOP GAMES TO WATCH

Tuesday, February 12

District 3-6A

San Angelo Central (5-6) at Haltom (7-4)

Previous meeting: SA Central won 50-45

The Buffalos are tied for second place with LD Bell, which is at Weatherford, and the season series split. Haltom’s Gabe Sanchez is averaging a team-high 14.6 points per game while Augustine Sherrman is adding 12.2. Deo Masungi leads with 8.6 rebounds. The Bobcats need a win and Richland loss at Trinity to clinch the final playoff spot. Richland is tied with Central, but owns the head-to-head tiebreaker.

District 4-6A

YMLA (4-11) at Arlington (7-8)

Previous meeting: Arlington won 60-46

The Colts are tied for fourth place with Paschal, which is hosts Bowie, and the season series split. A win and Paschal loss will clinch their first playoff berth since 2011. A loss by Arlington and Paschal, and a Lamar win at North Crowley will force a three-way tie for the final playoff spot.

District 5-6A

Timber Creek (6-7) at Keller (7-6)

Previous meeting: Keller won 52-34

The Indians are a game up on the Falcons for the fourth and final playoff spot. Timber Creek’s Jordyn Vicente is averaging 14.1 points and has made 44 3-pointers this season. Michael Mouser is adding 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and has hit a team-high 64 3-pointers. Keller needs a win and Carroll loss vs. Guyer to force a tie for third.

District 7-6A

Waxahachie (7-6) at South Grand Prairie (7-6)

Previous meeting: SGP won 55-52

Both teams are tied for third place and the winner clinches a playoff spot. The loser will also clinch a berth with a Summit loss at home to second-place Lake Ridge. The Indians are averaging 64.5 points per game while the Warriors average 58 points.

District 5-5A

Crowley (9-4) at Legacy (8-5)

Previous meeting: Crowley won 66-63

The Eagles are tied for second place with Burleson Centennial, which is at Arlington Seguin. The Broncos are a game back, but already playoff bound. The series is also split between Legacy and Centennial. Trey Tennyson, who signed with Central Connecticut, is third among the Fort Worth area with 23.6 points per game.

District 6-5A

Southwest (10-3) vs. Wyatt (13-0), Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center

Previous meeting: Wyatt won 62-46

The Chaparrals have already wrapped up the district title. They’re the fourth-best UIL offense among the Fort Worth area with 72.4 points per game. The Raiders are tied for second place with South Hills, which plays Carter-Riverside, and the season series split.

Honorable Mention

Martin: The Warriors host Trimble Tech. A win or Bowie loss to Paschal will clinch the No. 2 seed in 4-6A.

Byron Nelson: The Bobcats visit Keller Central. A win or Carroll loss to Guyer will clinch the No. 2 seed in 5-6A.

Arlington Heights: The Yellow Jackets play North Side. A win or Eastern Hills loss to Polytechnic will clinch fourth in 6-5A.

Grapevine: The Mustangs visit Chisholm Trail. A win and Coll. Heritage loss to Boswell will clinch the No. 2 seed in 7-5A.

Coll. Heritage: The Panthers visit Boswell. A win and Grapevine loss to Chisholm Trail will clinch the No. 2 seed in 7-5A.

Birdville: The Hawks host Azle. Birdville is a game back of Grapevine and Heritage in 7-5A. Season series split with both.

Northwest: The Texans host Denton. A win or Little Elm loss at Braswell will clinch the No. 1 seed in 8-5A.

Joshua: The Owls host Corsicana. A win and Waco University loss at Cleburne will force a tie for fourth in 14-5A.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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