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Experience, lock-down defense lead Clear Springs to regional semifinal win over Langham Creek

Clear Springs’ regional tournament experience showed through, as the Chargers led wire-to-wire in Friday’s 71-57 win over the Langham Creek Lady Lobos in the Region III-6A semifinals at the Merrell Center.

Buffalo edges Hitchcock to hand Lady 'Dogs playoff heartbreaker

Buffalo forward Mollie Dittmar made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bison dealt a heartbreaking defeat to Hitchcock.

Cy-Ranch’s size, suffocating defense ends Clear Creek’s unlikely playoff run

For the first time in their unlikely playoff run, Clear Creek got off to a sizzling start, but the No. 4 state-ranked Cypress Ranch Lady Mustangs eventually took over the game with an effective half-court trap defense and a monster showing from their All-American, as the Wildcats fell, 79-50, in Friday’s Region III-6A semifinal game at the Merrell Center.

Last-second 3-pointer helps PA Memorial squeak by Texas City in 2-OT playoff thriller

Port Arthur Memorial Darion Chatman scored all 18 of his points after intermission, including a 3-pointer to force a second overtime while adding a decisive free throw in the closing seconds of the extra session to give the Titans a 68-64 win over the Texas City Stingarees in a Class 5A, Region III area round game.

Kingwood plays keep-away, eliminating Dickinson from postseason

A perfectly-executed plan is what it took to defeat the Dickinson Gators, who never led at any point of Friday's Region III-6A area round playoff game at Phillips Field House.

AP Sports

Campbell leads Southern Miss past North Texas, 76-53

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Quinton Campbell put up 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Southern Miss completed a season sweep of Nort…

William & Mary fights off Towson for an 83-79 win

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Daniel Dixon scored a career high 32 points shooting 17 for 18 from the free throw line and Nathan Knight s…

Mason, Murphy lead Minnesota over Penn State 81-71

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nate Mason had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Jordan Murphy added 16 points and 16 rebounds for th…

2 South Florida players left off flight home after game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — South Florida interim basketball coach Murry Bartow apologized for an "unfortunate circumstance" that resulted in…

Dodgers' Kershaw debuts with spotless inning

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Even though it was just one inning and 12 pitches, it was a good enough start for Clayton Kershaw.

Thomas double-double leads Bradley past Drake, 82-74

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donte Thomas scored 22 points to match his career high and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley completed its regu…

Altuve's addition provides much-needed balance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Last year's American League batting champion has a secret weapon entering the 2017 season.

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