Titans earn top seed in flip

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Port Arthur Memorial won a coin flip over Central to earn the top seed from District 22-5A in the UIL’s 5A boys basketball playoffs, which begin this coming Tuesday.

The two teams earned a share of the district championship Tuesday night, finishing the regular season with 13-1 district records. Central won the first head-to-head meeting in Port Arthur, while Memorial returned the favor in Beaumont.

Memorial (25-5) will face Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lee College in Baytown. The time depends on how many games are played that night there.

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Nederland (26-8) finished tied for third with Ozen, but the two teams agreed without a coin toss that Ozen would take the third seed and Nederland the fourth. Nederland will take on Humble at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Goose Creek Memorial High in Baytown. Ozen will play Porter at East Chambers High at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sabine Pass earned the fourth and final seed out of 24-2A and will play Pineywoods Community Academy at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper.

In 22-4A, West Orange-Stark (10-15) and Bridge City (15-11) will play for the third seed at 7 p.m. Friday at Orangefield High. Silsbee and Little Cypress-Mauriceville are the top two seeds.


About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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