Lions Cruise into Regional Quarterfinal PDF  ICON_SEP Print ICON_SEP  E-mail
Written by Scott Batts/Photography by Monte Calame   

The Teague Lions coasted to a couple of double digit wins and reach the regional quarterfinal to face the Franklin Lions.
The week began at Hubbard High school and a bi-district matchup with the Keene Chargers.  Tyrese Heard hit his first two shots of the game for an early lead but the rest of the Lions missed their first nine shots.  A pair of three pointers gave Keene a short-lived lead and enough to tie the score at 9-9 after one period.
Teague had a little more trouble shooting in the early stages of the second period but hit five of their last eight of the half to have a 28-17 halftime lead.  Mylan Shed hit a short jumper and Keshawn Rice added a three and Heard had three at the buzzer on a pass from Shed after a late steal. 
The Lions kicked into high gear in the second half and maintained the lead.  Shed scored on a pair of baskets, the second on a put back.  Mychal Shed, Heard and Jaylon Davis scored on three consecutive possessions to increase the lead to 36-17. 
Teague continued to pour on the offense and hold the Chargers to not much in the final eight minutes.  A.J. Weathers added a three and Rice and Heard notched the final scores on the 70-49 win.
Mylan Shed led the scoring with 16 points and Heard added 11 in the win.
Teague headed to Highlander Gym on the McLennan Community College campus for a game against the McGregor Bulldogs.  The Lions would build a 46-25 halftime lead and never look back in the 75-47 win.  The team coasted to the win and travelled across town to make it to the girl’s regional semifinal at Midway High School.
Teague is one win away from another trip to the regional tournament.  The Lions have been making a habit of a regional tournament appearance and Franklin stands in the way of that appearance.  The game is set for a 7pm tipoff at University High School in Waco.


sports_teague_boys_basketball_pic2_030117RISING UP TO THE TOP, and adding two points to the scoreboard, is Teague Lion #3 Anthony “A.J.” Weathers, and #12 Rodney Kuykendall gets ready for the rebound.








sports_teague_boys_basketball_pic1_030117Adding to the Teague Lion’s tally is #21 Mylan Shed, during the face off against McGregor.