Longhorns hoops bows out


Harper out in first round after loss


Harper’s season is over. The Longhorns’ varsity boys’ basketball team bowed out of the playoffs with a loss to San Antonio Lee, 53-43, in the Class 2A bi-district round Monday, Feb. 24, at Johnson City High School.

Harper came within seven points of the lead halfway through after trailing by as much as 20 points during the second half.

But fouls and missed shots kept the ’Horns from a comeback.

The Longhorns end the season with a 22-12 record in coach Cade Tatsch’s first try as the program’s leader.

Harper went 6-2 in District 27-2A, with a chance to win the title on the last day of district.

The Longhorns’ rebound season concluded with their first trip to the playoffs since 2017’s run to the Region IV-2A quarterfinals.