Dons Move On, Longhorns' Season Ends
Posted By: Mike Roden - 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

It's the time of year for high school basketball teams where the outcome of a game means either elation or heartbreak. That was certainly the case for the Palo Duro and Caprock boys basketball teams on Tuesday.

The Dons trailed by eight points at halftime before storming back to beat Wichita Falls Rider 65-56 in the Regional Quarterfinals in Childress. 

Palo Duro advances to the 5A Region One Tournament semifinals against Justin Northwest, Friday at 4 p.m. at the Coliseum in Snyder. Northwest was the 5A state runner-up last season.

Caprock and Monterey met for the third time this season on Tuesday at Canyon High School.  The Plainsmen took the lead early on the Longhorns and managed to hold it throughout the game. Caprock pulled to within one late in the 4th quarter and had a chance to send the game to overtime but missed a 3-point attempt in the closing seconds to give Monterey the win 57-54.  The Longhorns finish the season at 28-6.