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Bears to face Huffman in Sour Lake in area round

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears will take on the Huffman Hargrave Longhorns Friday at 7 p.m. at Hardin-Jefferson High School in the Class 4A Region III area round of the basketball playoffs.

The Bears, runnerups out of District 22-4A, defeated Lufkin Hudson 73-61 in the bidistrict round Tuesday. Huffman, the 23-4A champions, toppled Houston Worthing 65-49.

The winner of the LC-M-Huffman battle will face either Houston Yates or Diboll in the regional quarterfinals next week.