Longhorns Advance To State Tournament In Flagstaff

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Both the boys and girls Payson High School basketball games have qualified for the 3A state tournament.

The boys will advance as a No. 3 seed pitted against No. 14 Holbrook of the North region. The state opening round game will be played noon Feb. 12 at Walkup Skydome on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

The Lady Longhorns advance as a No. 13 seed and will take on North champion and No. 4 Window Rock in the opening round. Tip off is 6:45 p.m. Feb 12 in Walkup Skydome.

The Horns nailed down a three-seed with an 82-47 victory over the Round Valley Elks in the East region tournament championship game played Friday in Eagar-Springerville.

The Lady Horns fell from a possible three-seed to No. 13 after losing the championship finale 55-47 to the Alchesay Falcons.

That game, which drew about 3,000 Alchesay fans from Whiteriver, was also played Friday in Eagar-Springerville.

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