The Berkner Rams men's basketball team met their District 9-5A foe Jesuit Rangers in the third round of the UIL playoffs Tuesday night in front of a standing-room-only packed house at the neutral site of Lake Highlands HS. Berkner had won the two regular season meetings between these two teams. It's been said that it's difficult to beat a team three times in one season. The Jesuit Rangers showed the truth of the saying. After the jump, how the third meeting played out.
Berkner led by as much as 23 points early, but Jesuit wouldn't go away. The Rangers closed the lead to 13 points at the half and closed to within three points late in the fourth quarter but just couldn't come all the way back. The game was still undecided in the final minute before two breakaway baskets by the Rams made the final score 66-57.
Next stop for Berkner: Sweet Sixteen! Fun fact: the conclave of cardinals to choose the next pope is also called the Sweet Sisteen! #JesuitHumor
The regional semi-finals will be in Waco Friday night at 8:00 pm against Spring Westfield.