Coyotes get 73-68 opening round playoff win

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Anna - The Anna Coyote (19-6) boys basketball team is waiting on it’s next opponent in the Area Round of the UIL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs after their 73-68 win over the Kennedale Wildcats (13-13). 

After the Bi-District win in the first round of the playoffs the Coyotes will face the winner of the Dallas Carter (22-1) vs Life Waxahachie Mustangs (17-7) in the second round. The Carter-Life Waxahachie game was scheduled for February 18, but was rescheduled due to the weather. The Area game will be on a date and time to be determined. 

Cardinals drop to Carrollton 65-53

Melissa - The Melissa Cardinals (13-9) finished out their playoff quest as they dropped a 63-53 loss to Carrollton Ranchview (8-12) in the Bi-District round of the UIL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs. After the Ranchview Wolves found themselves with a 35-22 halftime lead. The Cardinals fought back in the third period at 44-38, but fell short as Ranchview made a fourth quarter surge for the win.