Tatum and Van Prepare For Regional Showdown

The 2nd-ranked Van Vandals beat Wilmer-Hutchins 68-58 this afternoon in the Class 3A Region Two semi-finals.  Brandon Roberts led the way for the Vandals with 22 points.  Andrew Thompson added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.  A much anticipated district rematch with Bullard will not happen.  That is because Tatum knocked them off in the regional quarterfinals.  The Eagles then disposed of Dallas Madison today 64-51 in the other semi-final game.  Van and Tatum square off at Texas A&M Commerce Saturday at 4:00.  The matchup assures East Texas a spot in the state tournament next week.