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Bearcats, Lady Pirates in Fantasy of Lights title games



Update: Henrietta defeats Slaton to advance to championship game – 7:30 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Henrietta’s varsity boys and Petrolia’s varsity girls are in position to win a Fantasy of Lights basketball tournament title Saturday.

Henrietta is competing in Division II, while the Lady Pirates are in Division III.

Eight county teams entered the Wichita Falls tournament, playing in gyms around the area.

The Midway girls will play for consolation in Division III, while Petrolia’s boys are one win away.

Bellevue also sent its boys and girls team to the tournament, joining Henrietta’s girls and Midway’s boys’ team.

While the tournament, one of the largest in the country, is headquartered at Midwestern State University’s D.L. Ligon Coliseum, Iowa Park, Burkburnett, Rider High School, Wichita Falls High, Hirschi and City View also hosted games.

Friday’s results and Saturday’s scheduled games are as follows:

Division II Boys Pool A

Henrietta defeats Iowa Park 55-29

Henrietta defeats Liberty 50-40


Henrietta vs. Slaton at Hirschi, 8:30 a.m. (semifinal)

Championship: Henrietta/Slaton vs. Wichita Falls HS JV/Liberty at D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 7:30 p.m.

Third place: Henrietta/Slaton vs. Wichita Falls HS JV/Liberty, Burkburnett B Gym, 1 p.m.

Division II Girls

Pottsboro defeats Henrietta 49-36

Green Country defeats Henrietta 64-35


Henrietta vs. Wichita Falls HS JV at Burkburnett B Gym, 10 a.m.

Division III Boys

Pool play:

Dodd City defeats Bellevue 67-29

Archer City defeats Bellevue 34-32

Bracket play:

Midway defeats Iowa Park JV 75-45

Zion Academy defeats Petrolia 52-30

Zion Academy defeats Midway 60-42

Petrolia defeats Iowa Park JV 57-33


Bellevue vs. Eldorado at D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 8:30 a.m. (pool game)

Petrolia vs. Wichita Falls Heat at Iowa Park B Gym, 10 a.m.

Consolation: Petrolia/Wichita Falls Heat vs. pool third place at Iowa Park B Gym, 3 p.m.

Midway vs. Wichita Falls HS 9th Grade at Rider A Gym, 1 p.m.

Division III Girls

Eldorado defeats Midway 49-35

Petrolia defeats City View 45-44

Bellevue defeats Wellington (forfeit)

Midway defeats Notre Dame 46-29

Petrolia defeats Bellevue 44-22


Third place: Bellevue vs. Eldorado at Rider A Gym, 11:30 a.m.

Championship: Petrolia vs. Dodd City at D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 1 p.m.

Consolation: Midway vs. winner of City View/Wellington at Iowa Park A Gym, 3 p.m.



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