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Boys regional roundup: Madison routs Wilmer-Hutchins; TC Byron Nelson falls
COMMERCE — Admon Gilder scored 23 points, and J. D. Wallace had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks as Madison defeated District 11-3A rival Wilmer-Hutchins, 88-65, in the Class 3A Region II final Saturday and earned a spot in next week’s state tournament in Austin.
“We knew it would be tough. It’s hard to beat a team three times,” Madison coach Damien Mobley said. “We had a bad feeling, having had to play A. Maceo Smith (now Wilmer-Hutchins) four times in 2011 and losing the fourth time in the regional quarterfinals.”
Cameron Bryant totaled 18 points, eight steals and six assists for Madison (30-4), which advanced to the state tournament for the first time in three years. Madison won the 3A state title in 2009.
Christian McCoggle had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and DeMarcus Gabriel scored 21 for Wilmer-Hutchins (26-10).Triple A Academy 87, Stamford 61:
Jeremiah Jefferson scored 33 points, and Tyler Singleton added 26 as Triple A Academy won the Class A Division I Region II final.
Triple A (26-5), a charter school in its first season as a UIL program, was No. 1 in the final Class A Division I state rankings and has not lost since Dec. 29. Triple A has now had both its boys and girls basketball teams reach the state tournament.Fort Worth Arlington Heights 51, Trophy Club Byron Nelson 41:
A’Shawn Robinson, a 6-5, 300-pound Alabama football signee, had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Arlington Heights won the 4A Region I final in Snyder.
Arlington Heights (23-11) overcame injuries to 6-8 senior center Damontre McFarland and senior forward Justin Hemphill early in the third quarter to advance to the state tournament for the second time in three seasons. Hemphill missed the rest of the game with a shoulder injury, and his status is uncertain for the state tournament. McFarland returned in the fourth quarter and scored six of his team-high 14 points in the period.Brock 52, Ponder 42:
Tre Ewell scored a game-high 24 points as Brock won the 2A Region II final.