The first playoff edition of Hoops Madness took place Friday night with girls and boys playoff games across the Coastal Bend.
In the top local girls game, No. 12 Veterans Memorial claimed a 46-30 triumph over Brownsville Pace. The victory pushes Vets into the next round of the playoffs against Carroll.
And in the featured boys game, King notched a 54-40 triumph over Port Lavaca Calhoun in a tiebreaker game at Ingleside , wrapping up third place in District 30-5A.
The Mustangs will avoid a game against Laredo Martin in the next round of the playoffs. Martin is considered to have a legitimate chance to win a state title this season.
Instead, King will hook up with Flour Bluff, as the Mustangs ride a five-game winning streak into the next round of the playoffs.
In another second-round girls game Friday night at Texas A&M-Kingsville, No. 19 Flour Bluff claimed a 70-42 triumph over Brownsville Veterans Memorial. The win boosts Flour Bluff into a game against Victoria West next week in a third-round game.
Odem charged back for a fourth-quarter rally in a 39-35 comeback victory over Santa Gertrudis Academy at Tuloso-Midway.
Carroll 60, Mercedes 34
LaVernia 52, No. 8 West Oso 46
Beeville 45, Devine 42
Skidmore-Tynan 81, Banquete 26