Colleyville Heritage and Cedar Hill get rematch

Cedar Hill and Colleyville Heritage met in a memorable third-round boys basketball playoff game a year ago.

They face off again, this time in the bi-district round, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Lamar.

Colleyville Heritage (24-7) is the No. 2 seed from District 6-5A. Cedar Hill (22-11) tied for second in 5-5A and had to settle for the No. 3 seed.

Cedar Hill needed two overtimes and a dramatic 3-pointer to edge Colleyville Heritage, 55-53, 12 months ago in Burleson.

Thomas Gipson, now a freshman at Kansas State, made two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime for the winning margin.

Heritage’s Tanner James very nearly supplied a final twist to the night’s storyline when his desperation 3-pointer for the win from beyond mid-court caught a lot of the basket before coming out.

A miraculous 3-point basket by Cedar Hill guard Brandon Harris denied the Panthers at the end of regulation.

Cedar Hill enters the playoffs on a two-game losing streak, with losses to South Grand Prairie and Duncanville. The Longhorns rely heavily on juniors with guards Jalen Jones and Charles Wesley and forward Dorian Waggoner.

Colleyville Heritage, which has lost only one of its last 15, is led by senior forward Thomas Brandsma and senior guards Nash Nelson and Alberto Ortiz.