Laurence Bryant led Ellison with 11 points and the Eagles clinched a share of the District 8-6A championship with a 67-53 win Tuesday in their regular-season finale at San Angelo Central.
D’marcus Leach added 10 points for Ellison (30-4, 12-2 8-6A). Shamir Bogues scored nine and Chandler Sutton eight.
Ellison shares the league title with Waco Midway, which defeated Copperas Cove 64-55 on Tuesday.
LAMPASAS 56, SALADO 41: Austin Martin scored 14 points and the playoff-bound Badgers continued their late-season surge with a victory on the road.
Lampasas (24-9, 8-4 19-4A) had already locked up the No. 3 playoff seed and had little to play for except continuing their momentum heading into its third consecutive postseason.
Salado, on the other hand, needed a win to at least clinch a tie for the No. 4 spot. The loss, combined with Leander Glenn's victory, ended the Eagles' season.
Anthony Young led Salado (5-7 19-4A) with 14 points. He was the only Eagle in double figures.
Martin and Kolbe Penick (11 points) each made three 3-pointers for Lampasas.
The Badgers won seven of their last eight after a 1-3 start in league play. It's only the second time in school history Lampasas has gone to the playoffs in three straight seasons. The Badgers also did it from 1990-92.
HARKER HEIGHTS BOYS 2, SHOEMAKER 0: Miguel Primero had a goal and assist and the Knights earned a crucial home win over upstart Shoemaker to end the first half of District 8-6A play in a tie for fourth place with Waco Midway.
Antonio Chiti also scored for Heights (3-3-1 8-6A), which is 2-0-1 in its last three games. Abdullah Irfan also had an assist.
The Knights travel to Killeen on Friday.
The Grey Wolves (4-2-1) dropped to third place and head to district-leading San Angelo Central on Friday.
COPPERAS COVE BOYS 1, KILLEEN 1, TIE: At Leo Buckley Stadium, Caleb Honts scored for Cove (0-5-2), assisted by Caden Chapman.
Killeen (0-6-1) earned a draw by avoiding its seventh straight shutout in District 8-6A.
SALADO 9, FLORENCE O: Costas Loullis scored five times and the Eagles rolled to a win at Florence.
Jack Spradlin added two goals for Salado (9-5-1, 2-0 25-4A). Jake Walrath and Brian Chavez also scored.
Trey Sheppard and Freeman Vitolas combined for the shutout.
COPPERAS COVE GIRLS 2, KILLEEN 1: At Bulldawg Stadium, Donna Cheaney and Jordan Siebel scored to lift the Lady Dawgs to a victory.
Kailey Walker assisted on both goals.
Alyssa Cabading scored with 3:02 remaining to put Killeen on the board. Lauren Din earned the assists.
Auhneja Brandon and Gina Bell each played a half in goal for the Lady Roos and combined for 15 saves.
MARBLE FALLS 9, COPPERAS COVE 4: Addie Cook and Brooke Schmidt each hit doubles as the Lady Dawgs lost on the road in their season opener.
The Gatesville girls shot a 382 and finished third in a field of 14 at the Llano tournament. Irene Mak tied for third medalist.
6A GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
- DeSoto 63, Copperas Cove 50
- Irving MacArthur 65, Ellison 50
- Belton 69, Harker Heights 67, 3OT
- Ellison 67, San Angelo Central 53
- Shoemaker 65, Killeen 54
- Waco Midway 64, Copperas Cove 55
- Robinson 57, Gatesville 44
- Lampasas 56, Salado 41
- Blanco 74, Florence 58
- Belton 6, Ellison 0
- Copperas Cove 1, Killeen 1, tie
- Harker Heights 2, Shoemaker 0
- San Angelo Central 2, Waco Midway 1
- Gatesville 2, Waco La Vega 1
- Salado 9, Florence 0
- Liberty Hill 7, Lampasas 1
- Belton 9, Ellison 0
- Copperas Cove 2, Killeen 1
- San Angelo Central 4, Waco Midway 1
- Waco La Vega 2, Gatesville 1
- Salado 12, Florence 1
- Liberty Hill 15, Lampasas 0
- Gatesville 16, Waco Reicher 6
- Harker Heights at Temple, ccd.
- Lampasas at Rogers, ccd.
- Lorena 17, Ellison 0, 4 inn.
- Marble Falls 9, Copperas Cove 4