Horn overwhelms Longview in fourth quarter to claim second seed in playoffs
If the last week is any indication, Horn is primed and ready for the boys basketball playoffs.
Just three days after taking down 12-5A champion Mesquite for the second time this season, the Jaguars used a dominant fourth quarter to pick up a 61-48 victory over Longview in a seeding game at Tyler Lee High School.
Horn (18-13) earned the second seed out of 12-5A with the win and will play Sachse, the third-place team from 11-5A, in a bi-district playoff game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Royse City High School.
The Jaguars had some ups and downs throughout the night. They trailed early before rallying to take a 30-26 halftime lead.
However, a sluggish third quarter in which they scored only eight points left them in a 40-38 hole.
But Horn saved its best for last, outscoring the Lobos 23-8 down the stretch.
Anthony Sharp had another big game with 20 points, while Alan Hodge scored 13 and Zach Charles added 11.
The Jaguars will be taking on a Sachse team making its first-ever playoff apperance. Longview (20-14) fell to the third seed and will play 11-5A co-champion Rowlett (25-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lindale High School.