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Mansfield Timberview boys fall in basketball regional semifinals

Chris Mullins of Mansfield Timberview, shown lst season against Lake Ridge, scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half Friday night against West Mesquite in the regional semifinals.
Chris Mullins of Mansfield Timberview, shown lst season against Lake Ridge, scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half Friday night against West Mesquite in the regional semifinals. Special to the Star-Telegram

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

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