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Bears nab second with win over H-F

LITTLE CYPRESS — The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears nailed down the second-place playoff spot out of District 22-4A with a tight 56-53 victory over the last-place Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns at The Bear Cave Friday night.

Guard Ayson Simmons paced the Bears (21-12, 7-2) with a game-high 19 points.

Keegan Sonnier chimed in with 12 points while Brayden Babineaux scored a season-high 10 points.

Devren Clark led the Longhorns (4-19,0-9) with 14 points while Clark Crawford had 10.

The Bears will close out the regular season at home Tuesday against West Orange-Stark.