Region 3 Champs!!!! Shelbyville boys to face West Texas Friday in state semifinals!
The Shelbyville Dragons advanced to the state 2A semifinals with a 54-40 win Saturday over Grapeland in the Region 3 title game.
The Dragons will face Region 1 champion West Texas Friday at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. Unofficially, game time is 8:30 a.m. We will update this as soon as the UIL finalizes the times and dates.
The Final Four for the UIL 2A Basketball Championship is:
#1 Thorndale (31-3) vs. #7 Muenster (16-5)
#4 Shelbyville (30-4) vs. #10 West Texas (32-2)
West Texas defeated Stratford in the Region 1 title game Saturday, 56-45.
Against Grapeland, Shelbyville used aggressive defense and took advantage of horrendous shooting by Grapeland to built a 17-2 lead afte rthe first period. By halftime, the lead was 31-6.
Grapeland played better in the second half, cutting the lead to 42-21 after three and pulling within 11, 44-33 with four minutes left in the game.
But Cole Ferguuson school five unanswered points to shift the momentum back.
Look for expanded coverage in Thursday's print edition of The Light and Champion.