Region III-1A DI Semifinal
Kerens (23-7) vs. San Augustine
Noon, Friday, Tyler Junior College
Road in Playoffs — Kerens, bi-district, def. Big Sandy, 80-72, area round, def. Waco Rapoport, 54-51, regional quarterfinal, def. LaPoynor 59-57; San Augustine, bi-district, first-round bye, area round, def. Joaquin, 84-44, regional quarterfinal, def. New Summerfield, 69-57.
Notable: San Augustine produced a huge fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday night, outscoring New Summerfield 27-10 in the fourth quarter ... Jarvis Smith led the Wolves with 12 points and 20 rebounds ... San Augustine’s Dezmond Randle scored a team-high 18 points, while Bobby Tanner added 16 points ... Kerens’ Nate Betts is averaging 26 points per game in three playoff games ... the Bobcats’ bench produced 13 points in the win over LaPoyner.
Region III-1A DII Semifinal
Frost (17-6) vs. Bellevue
5 p.m., Friday, Tyler Junior College
Road in Playoffs — Frost, first-round bye; area round, def. Blum, 55-29, regional quarterfinal, def. Huckabay, 49-44; Bellevue, bi-district, first-round bye, area round, def. Avinger, 51-36, regional quarterfinal, def. Ector, 69-50.
Notable: Bellevue led Ector 25-23 at halftime before blowing the game open with a 20-point third quarter ... Brandt Cassetty led the Eagles with 20 points ... Frost also used a third-quarter run to come back against Huckabay ... Danial Steels is averaging 24 points per game in the playoffs ... Frost has made the regional tournament for the 10th time in school history.