Highland Park will open the Class 5A Region II playoffs on Monday with a bi-district game against Texarkana Texas High. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the campus of Tyler Junior College.
The Lady Scots (14-17) finished in fourth place in District 15-5A during the regular season, but enter postseason play with wins in three of their last five games. HP reached the area round a year ago before falling to The Colony.
The Lady Tigers (25-5) tied with state-ranked Sulphur Springs for the regular-season title in District 16-5A. Texas High won 64-61 in a tiebreaker game between the teams on Friday to claim the district’s top seed.
It was the third time in four meetings this season that the Lady Tigers beat Sulphur Springs. Texas High has dropped first-round playoff games to end each of the past two seasons.