By Daniel Elizondo
The Silsbee Lady Tigers cruised to a 62-43 win over Liberty on Thursday to advance to the championship bracket in the Kim Albers Classic.
Silsbee led 18-11 after the first period before stretching its lead to 20 at the half. Liberty never threatened after that.
Silsbee will face Hamshire-Fannett on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the primary gym at Silsbee High School.
Hamshire-Fannett defeated Huffman-Hargrave 53-47 in the morning to advance and face Port Neches-Groves. The Lady Longhorns defeated PNG 34-32 in a squeaker.
Hitchcock defeated Buna 33-27 and then defeated Bridge City 55-38 later in the afternoon.
Hitchcock will face Cleveland at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday as well.
Cleveland downed Evadale 57-43 in its opener.
In the consolation bracket, Evadale defeated Buna 42-34 and Liberty defeated Huffman-Hargrave 46-30.