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North Shore; Klein Forest; Yates fast-break to state

North Shore; Klein Forest; Yates fast-break to state
North Shore advances to Class 6A State. Via Vype

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What a wild weekend of playoff basketball.

Three teams from Houston advance to the UIL Boys State Tournament while Houston was left out of the Girls State Tournament Championships.

Jack Yates represents the lone non-6A Houston team remaining in the tournament. The Lions coasted through the Region 3 tournament to a State Semifinal matchup with Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy. The 4A Semifinal is set for Friday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. The winner will face either Decaur or Liberty Hill on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the 4A UIL State Championship.

North Shore was victorious in Saturday's 33-32 nail-biter with George Ranch in the Region 3 Championship. The Mustangs advance to face DFW powerhouse Duncanville in the 6A Semifinals on Friday. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

In the other 6A semifinal, Klein Forest meets up with Cibolo Steele after the Eagles defeated DFW's Rockwall and South Garland in Region 2. The Eagles and Steele Knights will tip off after the conclusion of North Shore-Duncanville, which is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

The 6A UIL State Championship game will tip off Saturday at 8:30 p.m.


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Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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