Ponder defeats Aransas Pass 51-47

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ponder’s Chase Harris scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Lions over Aransas Pass 51-47 in UIL Class 2A boys state semifinal playoff action Friday.

Harris hit a three-pointer with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter to give Ponder a 50-47 lead. Aransas Pass (33-8) missed a shot in the final seconds before Harris grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He sank a free throw to account for the final tally.

Harris added seven rebounds while Clay Morgan had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Ponder, which led 26-25 at the half. Josh Peterson scored 13 points for the Lions (31-7).

Colin Hale had 12 points and seven rebounds for Aransas Pass while Troy Galvan added 11 points. Teammate J.D. Gentry finished with six points and 10 rebounds.

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