Boys Basketball Roundup — Texas Christian advances, Van Alstyne eliminated
RED OAK — Kason Williams scored 22 points as Texoma Christian defeated Ovilla Christian, 59-54, in a TAPPS Class 2A bi-district contest.
Thomas Barnett added 14 points, Landon Keizer and Bryce Ryeczyk each finished with seven points and Carson Russell chipped in five points for Texoma Christian (11-5), which plays at district foe Covenant Classical in the area round at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Class 4A Region II
Faith Family 89, Van Alstyne 61
LUCAS — Blake Skipworth scored 20 points but Van Alstyne was eliminated from the playoffs with an 89-61 loss against Oak Cliff Faith Family in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal contest at Lovejoy.
Faith Family (23-5), which is ranked No. 1 in 4A, pulled away after Van Alstyne (20-9) was down just 20-17 after the first quarter. Faith Family will face Kaufman in the region semifinals.
Carson Brown had 17 points and 10 rebounds and J.J. Boling added 13 points for Van Alstyne, which was trying to reach the region semis for the first time since 2016.