Lorena girls fall, Marlin girls win in regional playoff round

WEST, Texas The Lorena girls dropped their regional playoff game to Midlothian Heritage Monday while Marlin's girls won again to advance to the regional tournament.

A slow start doomed Lorena in their 4A regional round game with Midlothian Heritage. In the showdown of teams ranked inside the top 12 in the state, defense ruled the night. Lorena went scoreless in the first quarter and that slow start signaled the end of their season.

The Lady Leopards eventually fell 34-22 to end their season.

The Marlin girls won their regional playoff game Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs played well in a win over Lovelady 58-43. The win moves Marlin back into the regional tournament. With the move to 2A this year that tournament site has shifted and Marlin will play this weekend in Bryan. Their tournament opener is Friday night at 8pm against Timpson.