Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One and Done for Berkner, Lake Highlands

From 2011 02 Playoff Basketball

It was a rough night for the Rams and Wildcats boys basketball teams. The two RISD representatives in the UIL tournament both lost in the opening round. Berkner lost to Garland Naaman Forest 44-40 in the opening game of a double-header at JJ Pearce High School. Lake Highlands lost the second game to Garland Lakeview Centennial 98-74.

Berkner, District 9-5A champions and the #1 seed in the bidistrict matchups, fell behind early to Naaman Forest. While they narrowed the gap, they never could quite close it. Lake Highlands, the #4 seed from District 9-5A, had much the tougher matchup, going up against Garland Lakeview Centennial, the #1 ranked team in the state. Lake Highlands made it close for a quarter, then fell behind big in the second quarter. They played Lakeview Centennial even in the second half, but never made a run, with Lakeview Centennial maintaining a lead of about twenty points for the rest of the game.

Photos from both games can be found here.

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