Following a morning walk-through send-off from elementary Lions giving high fives, the boys basketball team headed for Waco and a third meeting with district opponent Colleyville Covenant. The teams split the first two games of the season, and today’s was a battle from the beginning. While the Lions held the lead for much of the game, the Cougars wouldn’t go away. Grace Prep stretched its five-point halftime lead to 10 at the end of the third quarter, and despite another rally by the Cougars, the Lions claimed the 74-67 victory to send them to Friday’s championship game.
Grace Prep will take on The Woodlands Christian for the 4A state title at 4:00 p.m. on Friday at West High School. School will run on an alternate bell schedule – dismissing at 12:10 p.m. – to allow GPA students, staff and families to attend the contest.