Silsbee girls advance in tournament

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.

Bridge City will face Evadale, and Liberty will face PNG both on Saturday at 10 a.m.


Photos by Daniel Elizondo; Twitter: @dtelizondo

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