Harper boys fall in area playoffs

By Danny Hirt

District 27-1A champion Harper High School got off to a slow start and never recovered, dropping a 60-39 decision to Thorndale in the area round of the UIL Region IV basketball playoffs Friday.

The contest was played at Marble Falls.

The Longhorns finished the 2013-14 campaign with a 20-12 record.

Thorndale faced District 25 first place finisher Mumford Tuesday night in the third round of the playoffs. Results were not known as of today’s press time.

Thorndale 60, Harper 39

Trailing 15-10 by the end of the opening quarter, Harper fell behind by nine points at halftime, 27-18, in losing 60-39 to Thorndale.

Although the Longhorns mounted something of a comeback in the third, their plans went awry in the final eight minutes when Thorndale outscored Harper by a 16-4 margin to secure the victory.

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