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Saltillo, Yantis lose in playoffs

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By BUTCH BURNEY
Special Contributor
    TYLER — The Strawn Lady Greyhounds took an early lead in their regional semifinal game Friday morning against the Saltillo Lady Lions and never let up on a 55-40 victory at Wagstaff Gymnasium.


    Led by 29 points and 15 rebounds from junior center Jayden Price, Strawn scored the first five points of the game and extended their advantage to 11-4 after Jacqueline Berumen hit a pair of 3-pointers.
    Saltillo went on a 7-2 run to start the second quarter behind a pair of buckets from Ana Gallegos and a 3-pointer from Kendall Bain. But Strawn ended the half on a  12-2 run to go up 25-13, and Saltillo never got closer than nine points the rest of the game.
    The Lady Lions were paced by Haylee Clover with 10 points and seven rebounds and Bain with nine points.
    Saltillo ends the season with a 24-11 record while Strawn (24-9) advances to the Class A, Region 3, Div. 2 final Saturday. Saltillo won District 24-A, then defeated Slidell 67-39 in the area round before beating Campbell, 43-29 in the regional quarterfinals.
    See Saturday's News-Telegram for the full story on the Saltillo-Strawn game and the 75-40 loss by Yantis to Lipan.

 

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