With the girls playing in the UIL state tournament this weekend, area boys teams look to punch a ticket to the Alamodome in San Antonio for their state tourney next week.
Four teams continue their quest for a state championship — Arlington Martin, Fort Worth Dunbar, Mansfield Timberview and Kennedale. District 8-6A teams DeSoto and South Grand Praire and 14-5A champ Lancaster also remain in the hunt.
Class 6A Region I
Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, Fort Worth
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Semifinals: Lubbock Coronado (26-5) vs DeSoto (32-2), 6 p.m. Friday; Arlington Martin (27-6) vs South Grand Prairie (25-8), 8 p.m. Friday
Final: 1 p.m. Saturday
Lubbock Coronado: The unranked Mustangs upset No. 8 North Crowley 87-73 in the regional quarterfinals. Coronado is one win shy of a program record, but faces a DeSoto team that beat them 55-38 two years ago in this round.
DeSoto: No. 4 Eagles are back in the regional semifinals after missing out last year. They look for their first state title since 2009. DeSoto is outscoring opponents 221-114 in three playoff games.
Arlington Martin: Warriors upset and handed No. 3 Amarillo Tascosa its only loss of the season 67-43. They had four in double figures, including a game-high 27 from Jalen Petillo. One more win would put Martin in its first regional final since 1994.
South Grand Prairie: Harrison Henderson had a game-high 17 points as No. 15 SGP beat Plano East 67-52 in the quarterfinals. SGP is back in the regional tournament after missing the past two seasons. SGP beat Martin 60-49 on Dec. 4.
Class 5A Region I
Western Texas College, Snyder
Semifinals: EP Andress (16-14) vs WF Rider (23-10), 4 p.m. Friday; EP Burges (28-2) vs FW Dunbar (21-11), 6 p.m. Friday
Final: 2 p.m. Saturday
Andress: Third straight regional tournament for the Eagles, who lost to 5A champ Lancaster in last year’s state semifinals.
Rider: Raiders upset No. 23 Crowley 62-57 in quarterfinals as TJ Vasher scored 28 points to send them to the program’s first regional tournament.
Burges: Allowing 43 points per game, Burges is in the regional tournament after losing in the first round the past two years. Deion Bauman led with 22 points in a win over Hereford.
Dunbar: Logan Ray’s layup with 5.3 seconds left gave Dunbar the win over Everman and into its second straight regional tournament. Wildcats lost to Andress in last year’s regional semifinals 86-60.
Class 5A Region II
Curtis Culwell Center, Garland
Semifinals: West Mesquite (30-5) vs Mansfield Timberview (24-9), 6 p.m. Friday; Frisco Liberty (30-5) vs Lancaster (32-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday
Final: 1 p.m. Saturday
West Mesquite: No. 9 Wranglers didn’t make the playoffs the past two years, but back in the regional tournament for the first time since 2013. They beat McKinney North 66-61 for their 17th straight win.
Timberview: Chris Mullins and Tim Johnson combined for 29 points as the Wolves beat Lufkin 63-51 to send them to second regional tournament in program history. They also made it in 2009 when they reached state semifinals.
Liberty: The No. 7 Redhawks beat Frisco Centennial 41-35 to clinch their first regional tournament in program history. Their 30 wins are a school record after averaging 13 in their first eight seasons.
Lancaster: The defending 5A champs have won 28 straight games after rallying to beat Mansfield Lake Ridge 66-56 in the quarterfinals. The Tigers beat Liberty 62-51 on Dec. 29.
Class 4A Region I
Lubbock Christian University
Semifinals: Levelland (23-11) vs Kennedale (25-12), 7 p.m. Friday; Lubbock Estacado (25-7) vs Abilene Wylie (28-5), 8:30 p.m. Friday
Final: 1 p.m. Saturday
Levelland: It’s the second straight regional tournament for the Lobos, who beat Lamesa 72-56 in the quarterfinals. The Lobos lost to 4A champ Bridgeport in last year’s regional semifinals.
Kennedale: It’s their third regional tournament in four years. The Wildcats made the regional final in 2014 and won a state title in 2008. They routed No. 25 WF Hirschi 56-28 in the quarterfinals, holding them to seven points in the second half.
Estacado: Another past champion (2010) as the No. 19 Matadors defeated Bushland 76-69 to clinch 11th regional tournament appearance in the past 15 years.
Wylie: It’s the fifth straight regional tournament for the Bulldogs, who won a state title in 2007. No. 11 Wylie defeated Decatur 49-43 in the quarterfinals for its 20th consecutive victory.