Playoff-bound Red Raiders lose district finale


MESQUITE — Taylor Tankersley hit for 17 points but the Red Raiders came up short as Robert E. Lee fell to North Mesquite, 36-34, Tuesday in the District 12-5A basketball finale for both teams.

The Red Raiders (20-10) still advance to the playoffs as the fourth-place team in 12-5A. They will face Garland Lakeview Centennial in bi-district next week.

In other 12-5A games, Mesquite Horn upset Mesquite, 47-46; and Rockwall-Heath defeated Rockwall, 66-60.

Robert E. Lee 8 6 13 7 — 34

North Mesquite 12 7 9 8 — 36

ROBERT E. LEE — Taylor Tankersley, 17; Jared Williams, 2; Will Dougherty, 2; Tucker Boyd, 6; Justin DeSalvo, 4; Caleb Johnston, 3; Jack Calhoun, 0; Austin Fleet, 0; Luke Derfus, 0.

NORTH MESQUITE — Mike Williams, 11; Marcus Alonzo, 2; Norman Alexander, 4; Xavier Mack, 2; Drick Whitted, 11; Thomas Oberg, Stevin Moses, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — REL: Tankersley, Boyd, Johnston. NM: Williams (3), Whitted.

RECORDS — REL 20-10 (7-5), North Mesquite 12-16 (5-7).

NEXT UP — REL vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial in bi-district, TBA; North Mesquite season complete.