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3A and others regional roundup: Madison coasts into Region I showdown with Frisco Lone Star
COMMERCE — Admon Gilder scored 18 points and Jonathan Turner added 14 as defending Class 3A state champion Madison cruised to a 68-47 win over Kilgore in a 3A Region II semifinal Friday at Texas A&M-Commerce’s Field House.
Madison (27-3) will look for a second straight trip to the state tournament in Austin — and fourth in the last six years — on Saturday at noon against Frisco Lone Star.
Madison trailed for only 33 seconds, answering an opening free throw by Kilgore (23-7) with 13 consecutive points.
Trey Conrod had 15 points for Kilgore, which did not reach double digits until 1:42 remained in the first half. Madison led, 36-12, at halftime. Madison held a 30-point lead for much of the second half.
Frisco Lone Star 57, Brownsboro 40: Jonathan Clay, Camden Craddock and Zach Brown had 13 points each as Frisco Lone Star won a 3A Region II semifinal.
Preston Schilling also scored eight points for Lone Star (26-6), which is making its first appearance in a regional tournament.
Brown hit two consecutive 3-pointers to start the game, and Lone Star scored its first 12 points behind the arc. Brownsboro (21-13) was held to a field goal and two free throws in the second quarter and trailed, 38-18, at halftime.
Kennedale 87, Shallowater 82 (OT): Kennedale improved to 37-0 and advanced to play Stephenville in the 3A Region I final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Texas Tech.
Ponder 68, New Boston 57: Senior Clay Morgan, considered one of the best big men in 2A, scored 33 points to lead Ponder to victory in a Region II semifinal at Tarleton State.
Ponder (29-7) is one win away from another trip to the state tournament after winning three straight state titles from 2008 to 2010. Ponder will face District 9-2A rival Brock (29-7) in the regional final at 2 p.m. Saturday. The teams split their two games this season — a one-point Ponder win on Jan. 21 and an 11-point Brock win on Dec. 20.
Brock beat Ponder in last year’s regional final. Brock beat Life Red Oak, 62-54, in Friday’s other semifinal.
New Boston center Dale Roberts got into foul trouble trying to deal with Morgan. Morgan had 20 points at halftime and is now 46 points shy of 2,000 for his career.