Connally boys to face Houston Yates in regional tournament

LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas The Connally boys are back in the region tournament for the third straight year and they face a very big test in the semifinal round Friday night.

Connally has been playing really well in the postseason. Some of their best basketball of the entire season. That showed in their region quarterfinal win over Lorena Monday night, a Lorena team that had beaten the Cadets twice during the regular season.

What awaits the Cadets now is a really good Houston Yates team. Yates has scored over 100 points twice in the first three rounds of the playoffs this season. So they bring a lot of firepower into the regional tournament. Connally's biggest challenge will be slowing down that Yates offense and head coach Quentin Snell says a big part of that is turnovers.

Snell says if his Cadets can take care of the ball they should have a chance to beat Yates Friday night.

Connally and Yates play the early game of the doubleheader in Huntsville.