Texas prep playoff capsules

CNJ staff

All times CST
Region 1-3A
Muleshoe (29-5) vs. Tulia (22-7)
7:30 p.m. today
Rip Griffin Center, LCU

In district: Muleshoe is District 2-3A champion. Tulia finished second in District 1-3A
Last time out: Muleshoe beat Sweetwater 52-36. Tulia beat Kermit 60-40.
Players to watch: Muleshoe, 6-0 Sr. P Sara Benham, 5-7 Sr. G Tori Barton. Tulia, 6-4 Jr. P Niki Holt.
Notes: The third-ranked Lady Mules have been eliminated in the regional quarterfinals the last two years by Perryton. Tulia and Muleshoe were in the same district in the late 1990s. … Benham is being looked at by several Division I programs, including Missouri.
By the numbers: Muleshoe has won 83 games in the last three seasons.
Quotable: “We need to get past this game. If we out out and do what we do best, we’ll be fine.” — Muleshoe coach Shana Simms

Region 1-A — Division I
Farwell (24-7) vs. Morton (24-5)
6 p.m. today
Texan Dome, Levelland
In district:
Farwell finished tied for first in District 3-1A with Sudan, but lost seeding playoff. Morton is the 4-1A champion.
Last time out: Farwell beat Hartley 68-54 in practice game. Morton beat Nazareth 64-56 in practice game
Players to watch: Farwell, 6-3 Sr. F Grant Gregory, Sr., averages 10.4 ppg and 8.7 rpg, 6-4 Sr. P Tyler Myers, 14.4 ppg. Morton, 6-9 Jr. Kendrick Johnson, 20.3 ppg, 14.8 rpg; 6-3 Jr. G Calvin Johnson, 20.2 ppg.
Notes: Farwell beat Nazareth 67-53 on Dec., 9 … Morton is ranked second in the state. Kendrick and Calvin Johnson are brothers who verbally committed this fall to play for Bobby Knight at Texas Tech. … Farwell has five players listed on its roster a 6-0 or taller. Myers is the tallest at 6-4.
By the numbers: Morton has won five state championship: two in 3A and three in 2A, including back-to-back titles in 1986-87.
Quotable: “They’re good. No doubt. But they’re not unbeatable.” — Farwell coach Kirk Saul