Kenneth Cooper (6-10, Richmond H.S., Monroe, La.)
Cooper, with 17 points and 15 rebounds, had a huge night for second-ranked Class 3A Richwood in a 74-54 quarterfinal victory over Jennings on Friday night. The Rams (33-8) advance to their first state tournament since 1983 with the victory.
Next: vs. Rayne in the Class 3A state semifinals at Lafayette
Byron Eaton (5-10, Lincoln H.S., Dallas, Texas)
Eaton scored 17 points, including a jumper from the free throw line to give Lincoln a 51-50 lead in the final minute of play, but it wouldn't be enough as Dallas South Oak Cliff defeated Lincoln 56-53 on Friday night in a Class 4A Region II semifinal played before a crowd of nearly 5,900 at SMU's Moody Coliseum. Lincoln finishes 26-7 and misses out on returning to the state tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Roderick Flemings (6-6, DeSoto H.S., DeSoto, Texas)
Flemings led the state's top-ranked Class 5A team with 20 points, including three alley oop dunks, as DeSoto breezed to an easy 66-43 victory over El Paso Montwood. DeSoto (35-3) has been holding its playoff opponents to 43.5 points per game, and held Montwood to just five points in the fourth quarter.
Next: vs. Irving (32-5) in the Class 5A Region I final at Abilene Christian University, today
Terrel Harris (6-4, South Garland H.S., Garland, Texas)
The season came to an end Tuesday night for Harris and his teammates with a 74-62 loss to Dallas Carter in a Class 5A Region II quarterfinal game.
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