Memorial, TC to meet in Channelview
Port Arthur Memorial’s 5A boys basketball playoff path is making a stop in Channelview.
Memorial (26-5) will take on Texas City (24-8 according to MaxPreps) at 7 p.m. Friday at Channelview High School in the area round of the UIL playoffs. The winner will take on either Humble, which edged Nederland 59-56 in overtime Tuesday, or Fort Bend Marshall.
The Titans are coming off a 94-54 win over Dayton on Tuesday at Baytown’s Lee College in the bi-district round. Thailan Wesley led Memorial with 31 points in the win.
Texas City beat Houston Furr 66-44 at Pasadena Memorial on Tuesday.
Other area-round matchups involving Jefferson and Orange county teams include:
• In 5A, Central vs. Elkins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crosby, and Ozen vs. Manvel at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Atascocita. The winners of those games will play each other.
• In 4A, Little Cypress-Mauriceville vs. Huffman Hargrave at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin-Jefferson (winner to play Houston Yates or Diboll), and H-J vs. Silsbee at 7 p.m. at Shepherd (winner to play Shepherd or Houston North Forest).
In the 5A girls regional semifinals, Central will play Georgetown at 5 p.m. Friday at Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston. The winner will play Leander Rouse or Barbers Hill, the latter having beaten Ozen 46-39 at Lamar State College Port Arthur on Tuesday.
— I.C. Murrell