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Collinsville Pirates survive and advance to regional quarterfinal


BELLS, TX -- The Collinsville Pirates would take care of business upsetting the No. 11 North Hopkins Panthers in their Class A Region II Area Championship game.

They'd start off hot and not let up cruising to the 77-63 victory.

For their eight seniors, this will be the first time they've ever made it to a Regional Quarterfinal.

"By far my best basketball memory. I mean, we've never gone this far. We've always just wanted to make playoffs and then last year we made playoffs, we lost first round, so we just wanted to go bigger and better and we came out here and actually did it," senior shooting guard Connor Daley said.

"We think we can go very deep. It's been a long time since Collinsville's made a big run in basketball. This is the second year they made playoffs in about 10 years and so this is the group we've been waiting on," coach Daniel Bates added.