Eagles will Play for State Title
POSTED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:34pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:35pm
Desmond Fite scored 21 points and Brandon Woodard made five 3-pointers to lead Tatum past Melissa 70-57 in the Class 2A semifinals Friday.
Kendall Bell added 20 points for Tatum (32-7), which used a 12-0 run in the second quarter to break the game open.
Tatum made six 3-pointers in the first half.
Tatum led 36-25 at halftime.
Melissa cut the lead to six in the third quarter before a pair of 3-pointers by Woodard and Bell ended the rally.
Melissa outrebounded Tatum 40-24 but couldn't overcome 22 turnovers that led to 22 points by Tatum.