QUICK REACTION — Memorial and Sabine Pass fall following deep playoff runs

Published 9:29 pm Friday, March 1, 2024

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The extremely successful 2023-24 basketball season for the Memorial Titans came to an end Friday night.

The Killeen Ellison Eagles topped Memorial 72-39 in the Class 5A Region III final at Berry Center in Cypress.

The Eagles (33-5) advance to the Class 5A Region III final to play Fort Bend Marshall (35-2) Saturday with a trip to state on the line.

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It was an unfortunate but similar story for another Port Arthur squad Friday night.

Santa Maria (20-12) defeated Sabine Pass (21-11) 58-51 at Buda Johnson High School.

With the Region IV-2A semifinal win, Santa Maria advances to play in the elite 8 on Saturday.