NACOGDOCHES, TX (KLTV/KTRE) - For the first time since 1959, the White Oak Roughnecks are advancing to the state tournament.
White Oak defeated Kountze 65-63 in the 2A Regional Finals to run their record to an amazing 35-1 and run their winning streak to 30 straight.
After falling behind 19-10 at the end of the 1st quarter, the 'Necks bounced back to take a 33-31 lead at halftime.
They would increase their lead to 7 before Kountze would mount an 18-0 run to lead 53-42 entering the 4th quarter.
White Oak would charge back with a 19-7 run to eventually take the lead 62-60, then held on for the win.
The Roughnecks will play Friday morning at either 8:30 or 10:00 with an opponent yet to be determined.
We will have more from this game coming up tonight at 6:00 and 10:00.
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS FRIDAY 3/2
Hutchins 62, Lindale 47
Silsbee 96, Athens 84 2OT
Kountze 70, Edgewood 64
White Oak 67, Woden 57
*Regional Final, White Oak vs Kountze (Saturday 1PM at SFA)
Tenaha 75, Cayuga 74
Clarksville 57, Grapeland 56
*Regional Final, Tenaha vs Clarksville (Saturday 7:30PM at TJC)
Roxton 68, Laneville 63
Dodd City 50, Douglass 45
*Regional Final, Roxton vs Dodd City (Saturday 10AM at TJC)
All semi-finals games are Friday.