(McAllen, Texas)-McAllen Memorial High School (27-7) lost to Laredo Nixon 60-45 on Friday night, ending their hopes of winning the University Interscholastic League State 5A Boys Basketball title in 2023. The win puts the Mustangs, the other Green and Yellow Mustangs from 30-5A Laredo Nixon in the Class 5A Region IV-5A quarterfinals against 29-5A Corpus Christi Miller this weekend. McAllen Memorial defeated Corpus Christi Veterans in the bi-district playoffs 60-48.

Also headed to the Class 5A Region IV quarterfinals are the Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial Eagles after defeating 31-5A McAllen High School 57-30 while 31-5A Edinburg Vela was eliminated by Flour Bluff 53-37. Both Vets and Flour Bluff will meet in the regional quarterfinals. Both teams are from District 29-5A.

In Class 6A, SA Taft slipped past Los Fresnos 53-51, SA Warren easily stopped San Benito 70-34, while SA Harlan eliminated Edinburg North 67-47. All Rio Grande Valley teams have been eliminated with the exception of 2A Santa Maria High School, who defeated Goldthwaite 50-35 in the area playoffs.


Thursday’s Games
Class 6A
San Antonio Taft 53, Los Fresnos 51
Class 3A
Aransas Pass 71, Rio Hondo 58
Class 2A
Santa Maria 50, Goldthwaite 35

Friday’s Games
Class 6A
San Antonio Brennan 78, Brownsville Hanna 45
San Antonio Warren 70, San Benito 34
San Antonio Harlan 67, Edinburg North 47
Class 5A
Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 53, Edinburg Vela 37
Corpus Christi Miller 67, Weslaco East 43
Laredo Nixon 60, McAllen Memorial 45
Corpus Christi Veterans 57, McAllen High 30
Class 4A
Sinton 56, La Feria 25
Class 3A
San Diego 94, Santa Rosa 83
Santa Gertrudis Academy 77, Edinburg IDEA Quest 48
Corpus Christi London 79, Progreso 51
Class 1A
Fayetteville 71, San Perlita 53