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LITTLE ELM — Left for dead a few weeks ago, the Pilot Point Bearcats seemed to have caught fire.

The Bearcats defeated Van Alstyne 61-54 in a boys bi-district game Tuesday night at Braswell High School.

Pilot Point led 30-24 at halftime and benefited from some cold shooting from Van Alstyne, which could never get into a rhythm offensively in either half of the contest.

The Panthers cut the lead to one, 34-33, with 4:21 left in the third quarter, but Mason Sheppard's 3-pointer shortly after that score gave the Bearcats a 37-33 lead and swung the momentum back in Pilot Point's direction. The Bearcats led 46-36 at the end of three quarters.

Pilot Point enjoyed a 53-39 lead at one point in the fourth, and the Panthers never drew closer than six points down the stretch. Javin Bruce led the Bearcats with 17 points.

Pilot Point (19-13) had to win its last four regular season games just to have a play-in game to enter the playoffs. The Bearcats beat Ponder Friday to grab the fourth playoff spot.

Pilot Point, which has now won six straight games, advances to take on Dallas Life Oak Cliff in the area round of the playoffs with the time, date and place to be announced. Life Oak Cliff defeated Alba-Golden 58-41 Tuesday night.

Pilot Point 61, Van Alstyne 54

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Van Alstyne — Davis 3, Moore 3, Sperry 5, Tormus 22, Montgomery 16, Boling 4.

Pilot Point — Javon Bruce 10, Jacob Pitts 16, Jabari Anderson 2, Javin Bruce 17, Mason Sheppard 10, Aydon Cox 6.

Krum 56, Glen Rose 46

WEATHERFORD — Carter Marquis scored a game-high 19 points and Krum knocked off Glen Rose 56-46 to record its first playoff win under first-year head coach Doug Boxell.

Boxell, who won a state championship at Bowie last year, led the Bobcats to a third-place finish in a tough District 8-4A. But Krum did enough to pull off the upset against Glen Rose, the No. 2 seed in District 9-4A, to advance to the area round of the playoffs.

The Bobcats trailed by 11 at the break after managing just seven points in the second quarter but came out with a new intensity in the third and outscored Glen Rose 20-5. Cole Lee was the only other Krum player to finish in double digits in the win.

The Bobcats advance to face Graham at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bridgeport. Graham defeated San Angelo Lakeview 77-44 in the first round of the playoffs.

Krum 56, Glen Rose 46

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Glen Rose —Hammonds 9, Mooney 12, Worthen 16, Dunson 2, Gould 5, Taylor 1.

Krum — Cole Lee 12, Trey Smith 4, Abe Dillon 6, Carter Marquis 19, Dallin Andrus 6, Brent Boone 7, Priest Brown 2.

No. 9 Dallas Carter 95, Aubrey 49

HEBRON — Aubrey struggled to get its offense going in the first quarter against No. 9 Dallas Carter and never fully recovered as the Cowboys ran away with a 95-49 win in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Hebron High School.

Hayden Smith scored a team-high 12 points for Aubrey, Austin Carter had 11, Eric Mendez added nine and Jayden Hollis had eight. Dallas Carter's Ja'Kyrie Robinson led all scorers with 24 points.

The Cowboys advance to take on No. 6 Kennedale in the area round of the playoffs. Aubrey finished its season with a record of 17-15.

Dallas Carter 95, Aubrey 49

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Dallas Carter — Morris 3, Munford 18, Williams 9, Bishop 3, Hudson 7, Robinson 24, Hedge 2, Hedge 6, Jackson 6, Hamm 4, Hickles 3, Rogers 10.

Aubrey — Jayden Hollis 8, Hayden Smith 12, Eric Mendez 9, Jacob Crow 5, Austin Carter 11, Wyatt Dyer 2, Grant Beaty 2.

Yavneh Academy of Dallas 55, Calvary 51

DALLAS — Calvary put together a late comeback effort but the Lions came up just short in the area round of the TAPPS 3A playoffs, falling to the Yavneh Academy of Dallas 55-51.

Jacob Helzer scored 18 points and dished out six assists, and Caden Ellis added 10 points in the loss. Calvary managed just four points in the third quarter before outscoring Yavneh 19-15 in the final frame.

Yavneh advances to take on Fort Worth Lake Country Christian while Calvary finishes the season with a 14-20 record.

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Calvary — Jacob Helzer 18, Caden Ellis 10, Luke Wakeland 8, Cohen Thompson 8, Beck Hillman 7.

Girls Basketball

Calvary 59, Dallas Covenant 28

DALLAS — The Calvary girls kept their season alive with a 59-28 win over Dallas Covenant in the area round of the TAPPS 3A playoffs.

Gracie Sammons exploded for 29 points and on 10-of-16 shooting and Lucy Parson had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Lady Lions advance. Calvary outscored Dallas Covenant 20-4 in the first quarter and never slowed down.

The Lady Lions move on to face Midland Classical, which defeated Irving Highlands 72-28 Tuesday night.

Calvary 59, Dallas Covenant 28

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Calvary — Gracie Sammons 29, Lucy Parson 19, Kelsey Simmons 6, Kinley Thompson 3, Macie Evans 2.

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