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Tatum advances to state championship game

The Tatum Eagles continue to be underdogs, and the Tatum Eagles continue to win.  The Eagles boys basketball team has advanced to the 2A state championship game after upsetting No. 1 ranked Melissa 70 to 57.  Tatum knocked off No. 2 ranked Crockett last weekened in the regional final.

The Eagles trailed Melissa 19 to 18 after the first quarter, but dominated the No. 1 team the rest of the way.  Tatum outscored Melissa 18 to 6 in the second quarter and never trailed again.  The Eagles led by as many as 17 points in the 4th quarter.  Senior Desmond Fite led Tatum 21 points.

Tatum will face Idalou Saturday afternoon at two.  Tune for KLTV Sports at six and ten to see highlights and postgame reaction.

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