Playoff showdowns for Bulldogs, Titans, Indians & Sharks come into focus
Published 12:10 am Friday, February 21, 2020
Deer Park High School will be the setting for Nederland’s 5A boys basketball bi-district game against Galveston Ball on Tuesday.
That same night, Goose Creek Memorial High will host Port Neches-Groves’ 5A first-rounder against Crosby. Tipoff for both games is set for 7 p.m.
For the second year in a row, all four Mid- and South County boys basketball teams will compete in the UIL playoffs. This marks the first time PNG (14-19) has qualified for the postseason in back-to-back years.
Nederland (26-9) tied for the District 21-5A championship but settled for the No. 2 seed by mutual agreement with co-champion Port Arthur Memorial. The Bulldogs, winners of seven straight, are going for their first playoff victory since 2014.
Ball (20-14) is the third seed from District 22-5A, where it finished 10-4.
PNG earned the fourth seed with an overtime victory over Cleveland in Tuesday’s regular-season finale. Crosby (24-10) secured the No. 1 seed by virtue of its win over Baytown Lee and Texas City’s loss to Ball on Tuesday.
PA Memorial (28-6) will take on fourth-place Friendswood (14-15) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lee College in Baytown.
Sabine Pass (17-16) finished second in 24-2A but is awaiting the outcome of Saturday’s third-place tiebreaker in 23-2A between West Sabine and Zavalla before knowing when and where its bi-district contest will be held.