If you have to play them to all to win state, you might as well start with the champs.
The Miller Grove Hornets will take on defending Class 1A Division II basketball champions Laneville in the regional quarterfinals Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Lindale High School.
Miller Grove 21-13, is coming off a 42-37 win over Karnack in area playoff action contested in Big Sandy.
The Hornets were led by Aaron Baylus with 16 points and Andrew Steele contributed 13 in the win.
The Laneville Yellowjackets are coming off an 82-64 win over Roxton.
The Yellowjackets are trying to earn their 11th trip to the state tournament in Austin as they seek back-to-back championships.
Last year’s team went 30-5 under head coach Brian Nichols.
Miller Grove head coach Greg Billingsley is proud of his team which advanced past the area round for the first time since 1989.
The Hornets have posted three 20-win seasons in the last four years under Billingsley.
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