NACOGDOCHES — For the third time this season, Edgewood and Winnsboro will be facing off; only this time a berth in the girls state basketball tournament will be on the line.

The two District 18-2A clubs will play for the Class 2A Region III championship at 1 p.m. today at William R. Johnson Coliseum on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

The winner advances to the state tournament next week in Austin.

The two teams split games during the 18-2A season, winning on each other’s home court. They shared the league title, but Winnsboro entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after winning a coin flip.

 

Winnsboro 54, Nacogdoches Central Heights 40

Hayley Cox led Winnsboro (29-8) with 16 points as the Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Devils 12-0 in the third quarter to forge ahead to the 54-40 victory.

Hannah Pinnell added 12 points for the Lady Raiders, who are seeking their 13th trip to the state tournament.

Savannah Martin paced the Lady Devils (25-10) with 14 points, while Haden Hiebert added 10.

Edgewood 45, Centerville 38

Susan Agesen led Edgewood (30-6) with 17 points and Micaela Brown added 13 as the Ladydogs scored a 45-38 win over Centerville.

Maygn Harris led the Lady Tigers (30-4) with nine points.

The game was tied at 20 at halftime, but Edgewood gradually pulled away from the Lady Tigers.

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Class 2A Region III Semifinals

At William R. Johnson Coliseum,

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches

Winnsboro 54, Central Heights 40

Winnsboro         12   20   12   10 —54

Central Heights   11   13   0   16 —40

WINNSBORO — Hannah Pinnell, 12; Danie Mabry, 6; Holly Stone, 6; Hayley Cox, 16; Brea Draper, 8; Robyn Davis, 2; Bailey Swanner, 4. 

CENTRAL HEIGHTS — Savannah Martin, 14; Kendal McCollum, 3; Brittany Crawford, 2; Brittany Johnson, 9; Haden Hiebert, 10; Amy Draper, 2. 

THREE POINT GOALS — W: Mabry, Cox. CH: Martin (4), McCollum, Johnson (3). 

RECORDS — Winnsboro 29-8; Nacogdoches Central Heights 25-10.

 

Edgewood 45, Centerville 38

Centerville   14   6   7   11 —38

Edgewood    10   10   11   14 —45

CENTERVILLE — Madison Taylor, 8; Dezariee Matthews, 1; Callie Padgett, 4; Kayla Brewer, 8; Maygn Harris, 9; Candace West, 6; Kara Jo Harris, 2.

EDGEWOOD — Chandler Short, 8; Micaela Brown, 13; Paige Parker, 3; Susan Agesen, 17; S’Andra Govan, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — C: Taylor (2), M. Harris. E: Short (2), Brown.

RECORDS — Centerville 30-4; Edgewood 30-6.

NEXT UP — Edgewood vs. Winnsboro, 1 p.m. today at Stephen F. Austin.

 

Class 3A Region II 

Quarterfinal

Celina 52, Pittsburg 24

COMMERCE — Celina broke out to a big lead and scored a 52-24 win over Pittsburg on Friday in the Class 3A Region II girls basketball tournament at East Texas Field House.

Kynzie Newman led Celina with 14 points, while Cheyenne Ramey led the Lady Pirates with 8. Shakira Duffey had 11 rebounds for Pitt.

Celina will play Liberty-Eylau in the regional final at 1 p.m. today.

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Pittsburg   7     3     8   6 —24

Celina      12   20   14   6 —52

PITTSBURG — Kasey Avinger, 2; Shakira Duffey, 7; Cheyenne Ramey, 8; Meagan Peters, 6; Denasia Watson, 1.

CELINA — KJ Stastny, 9; Kynzie Newman, 14; Prestly Stastny, 3; Lacy Greening, 3; Kaylyn Schultz, 6; Sarah Cantu, 7; Amanda Gerths, 10.

THREE POINT GOALS — P: none. C: Newman (2), Greening, Gerths.

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