DENISON, Texas (KTEN) - It does not get much bigger than Denison and Sherman going head-to-head, but the stakes were even higher than usual Tuesday night, with a playoff spot on the line for both teams.

Denison led by 10 at halftime, and had to fight off a furious Sherman comeback in the second half. The Lady Jackets were able to sustain that rally on their way to a 49-42 win.

Denison finishes 6-6 in the district and clinches the third playoff spot with a Lovejoy loss. Sherman finishes the season 5-7 in district play.