Mineola Lady Jackets win area championship


Mineola defeated Jefferson 41-33 to win the area basketball championship Thursday in Hallsville.

The victory sets up the Lady Jackets for a regional quarterfinal game early next week versus the Winnsboro-Waskom winner and a likely rematch with the Lady Raiders who easily swept through Mineola's district undefeated.

It marked Mineola's second win over a team from District 14-3A after Monday's win over Atlanta.

The Lady Jackets advanced as the fourth-place team out of District 13-3A.