Basketball playoffs: Center, Shelbyville and Tenaha advance; Logansport falls

Winners play in Regional Semifinals Friday

Three Shelby County boys basketball teams continue their climb through the UIL playoffs Tuesday night, but Logansport lost in the Louisiana playoffs. 

Here is a summary. We will have complete game stories in this week's print edition of The Light and Champion, which will be available in stores Wednesday afternoon and through home delviery Thursday. 

4A:

• No. 6 Center defeated Spring Hill Tuesday in the Region 2 Quarterfinals at Tyler Junior College by a score of 59-41.

The Roughriders came out shooting hot, hitting five threes in the first half on the way to a 32-17 lead. 

Center now faces Carter, which defeated Wilmer-Hutchins by rallying from 10 points down in the final period to win 81-80. The game will be played 6 p.m. Friday at the TAMU-Commerce Field House. The winner will face the winner of Friday's 8 p.m. game between Carthage and Lincoln in the Region 2 and 4 Final at noon on Saturday.

UIL 4A Region 2 and 4 boys basketball bracket

 

2A:

• No. 4 Shelbyviile defeated Evadale 79-73 Tuesday night at Woodville. Shelbyville trailed 19-18 after the first period and was tied at 35 at the half. 

The Dragons now face LaPoynor, which defeated Crawford, 44-39 in the Regional Semifinals 5 p.m. Friday at Leon High School. 

The winner of that game will face the winner of the Tenaha vs. Grapeland winner in the Region 1 and 3 Final 1 p.m. Saturday at Leon High School.

UIL 2A Region 1 and 3 boys basketball bracket

•  No. 3 Tenaha defeated Woden 62-51 Tuesday at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville in the Region 1 Quarterfinals.

The Tigers now face Grapeland, which defeated Kerens, 68-44 Tuesday night in the Regional Semifinals 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leon High School

The winner of that game will face the winner of the Shelbyville vs. LaPoynor game

in the Region 1 and 3 Final 1 p.m. Saturday at Leon High School.

1A Louisiana:

• Logansport lost to White Castle 71-40 in the third rounds of the palyoffs.