Both Payson High School varsity basketball teams returned to the Rim country late Tuesday evening clutching victories over the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets.
In Lakeside, the Lady Longhorns shrugged off a tenacious Jacket full court press to win 55-49.
"Our press breaking ability is really improving," coach Stacy Anderson said.
The Longhorn boys overcame foul trouble in a penalty-marred game to win 65-54.
"There were so many fouls called the game was almost boring," coach Kenny Hayes said. With the triumph, the Horns assured themselves of winning the East region regular season championship.