ROYSE CITY, Texas The Lorena Leopards won their Area playoff game 51-43 over Liberty Eylau after holding on down the stretch.
Lorena scored early and often to build a nice, big lead in the game. Lorena led 20-7 in the first half and then extended that lead to 30-13 at the half.
In the second half, the Leopards continued to extend the lead and continued to score all the way to the 51-point mark. Then they had to hang on for the win because Liberty Eylau came storming back late in the game, getting as close as 8 points in the final minutes.
With the 51-43 win, Lorena advances to the third round of the postseason.