Less than 18 hours after Jones clashed with the #3 team in Class 3A the Longhorns overpowered the Marlow Outlaws on Friday afternoon 45-35. The win puts the Longhorns in Consolation Finals of the Area III Regionals on Saturday afternoon at 3:00.
Corbin Talley lead the way for the Longhorns with 16 points while Carson May powered his way to 11 points on 4 of 5 shooting. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, they play tough, they play physical” said Head Coach Derek Verner.
The Horns were up most of the game, but the Outlaws grabbed a 34-33 lead with 5:54 left in the 4th Quarter. Jones responded with an 11-2 run to close out the game. That resilience really impressed the Longhorn coach, “I was really proud of how my guys played. How they finished strong.”
Jones will take the court again at 3:00 on Saturday February 29, 2020 to take on the winner of the Washington/Lexington game.