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Basketball: Ponder boys play tonight

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Staff report

The Ponder Lions’ quest to reach the UIL state basketball tournament continues tonight when they meet Millsap in a Class 2A quarterfinal game in Aledo at 7:30 p.m.

The Lions (27-7) earned their berth in the Region II quarterfinals with a 73-70 double-overtime victory over Van Alstyne on Friday night in Sanger. Millsap advanced into the game with a 37-35 triumph over Whitewright.

Tonight’s winner will advance to the Region II tournament at Tarleton State in Stephenville on Friday and will face the winner between Lone Oak-New Boston in a 6 p.m. semifinal matchup.