MARSHALL, Texas – McLeod (34-2) will play Muenster or Lindsay in the Region II-2A semifinals Friday. The Longhorns eliminated Big Sandy, 49-37, Tuesday at East Texas Baptist University.
Big Sandy led at halftime, 22-20
The Longhorns trailed 22-20 at intermission. They were outscored 11-8 in the second quarter. McLeod’s defense smothered the Wildcats the final two quarters. The winners outscored Big Sandy 29-15 the final 16 minutes. The Horns allowed only two points in the third period.
Senior Trevor Deal led the Longhorns with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Casey Smith had 10 points and 4 steals. Kelyn Schubert was arguably McLeod’s biggest weapon. He had 6 points, 12 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds.
McLeod struggled at the free throw line. It converted 6-