Why West Mesquite won: The Wranglers advanced to the Class 5A Region II finals, riding three consecutive 3-pointers from Andre Watts in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter. His efforts turned a two-point edge into a 10-point lead they were able to maintain.
Key players: Watts hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 28 points. Sophomore Chris Mullins scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half to keep Timberview close.
Key statistic: West Mesquite forced 17 steals that led to 16 points. The game, at the Culwell Center in Garland, featured five ties and 11 lead changes.
Records: West Mesquite 31-5; Mansfield Timberview 24-10