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Boys regional playoff roundup: Madison scores 105 in victory
Wilmer-Hutchins awaits in Class 3A Region II final
COMMERCE — Lebraun Armstrong’s 19 points led five double-digit scorers as Madison cruised past Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, 105-82, in a Class 3A Region II semifinal Friday.
Derrick Smith added 17 points for Madison (29-4). Madison will play District 11-3A rival Wilmer-Hutchins in the regional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Texas A&M-Commerce. Madison, the 2009 3A state champion, returns to the regional final for the first time since 2010.
Madison led, 33-12, after one quarter, hitting 12 of 24 shots, including six 3-pointers.
Wilmer-Hutchins 60, Texarkana Pleasant Grove 47: At Texas A&M-Commerce, DeMarcus Gabriel scored a game-high 24 points, and Texas Southern signee Christian McCoggle had 14 rebounds, eight points and six blocks as Wilmer-Hutchins won a 3A Region II semifinal.
Wilmer-Hutchins lost to Argyle in the regional final last season after advancing to the state semifinals as A. Maceo Smith in 2011.
Colorado signee Dustin Thomas’ 23 points and 10 rebounds led Pleasant Grove (24-11).
Trophy Club Byron Nelson 54, Wolfforth Frenship 47: In Snyder, 6-6 sophomore post player Emmanuel Nzekwesi scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and a big first half carried Byron Nelson to victory in a 4A Region I semifinal.
Byron Nelson (30-5) will play Fort Worth Arlington Heights (22-11) in the regional final at 2 p.m. Saturday. Arlington Heights beat Amarillo, 46-40.
Byron Nelson outscored Frenship, 20-9, in the second quarter to build a 28-13 halftime lead as Nzekwesi and Thomas Williams combined for 19 first-half points.
Frenship outscored Byron Nelson, 22-15, in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to six points twice in the final four minutes. A three-point play by Connor Mullis with 2:30 remaining pushed Byron Nelson’s lead up to 48-37.
Triple A Academy 78, Munday 43: At Abilene Christian, Tyler Singleton poured in 23 points and Gary Breaux added 21 to lead Triple A Academy (25-5) to a rout of Munday in a 1A Division I Region II semifinal. The regional final will be at noon Saturday.
Singleton threw in a 3-pointer from just across midcourt as the buzzer sounded to end the first quarter. That broke a 14-14 tie and propelled Triple A Academy on a 7-0 run. The Stallions, utilizing their size and quickness advantage, never looked back.
Abilene Wylie 64, Kennedale 55: At Texas Tech, Duane Hopper scored 25 points as Abilene Wylie (33-4) won a Class 3A Region I semifinal.
Kennedale (33-3) entered the game averaging nearly 88 points per game but was stifled by the defense of Abilene Wylie and managed only 22 points in the first half. Aundre Jackson scored 19 points for Kennedale.