Saltillo Lions play Roxton at 7 p.m. in Prairiland for bi-district title for Conference 1A Division II.
A split in tournament play is sometimes all you can ask for when the competition is tough.
Sulphur Springs got a split Friday from games played in the SS softball tournament.
They lost the early game to Frisco Wakeland 10-4, but rebounded to take an 8-1 decision over Frisco Liberty in the nightcap.
LINDALE — It was a case of the same song, different verse for the No. 4 state-ranked Saltillo Lady Lions Friday in their meeting with the Slocum Lady Mustangs.
The Lady Mustangs took the Class 1A Division II Area basketball title home from Lindale High School in a 39-35 final second rally.
The Lady Lions have made the playoffs 15 times over the last 19 years under head coach Garry Davison. Even with the impressive experience in postseason round ball action, the competitiveness of the game seemed to wear on the Saltillo team comprised mainly of underclassmen.
“We played to our age against Slocum. We started one freshman, two sophomores, a junior and a freshman,” Davison explained. “We had a lead late and could not hold it. On our last five possessions we had four turnovers and a missed one-and-one free throw. You can’t win doing that against a good team. Give Slocum the credit, they made the plays and we didn’t.”