Photo by David Perry
The Houston Mustangs beat Clarksville 70-58 Thursday night in the first round of the 2021 Class AAA State Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Murfreesboro.
Jonathan Lawson led Houston with 25 points and was 9-for-17 from the field. Lawson also had 6 rebounds in the game.
TJ Madlock chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds for Houston.
The Dragons were a blistering 17-of-20 from the free throw line.
Houston outrebounded Clarksville 42-25 while shooting 54 percent from the field.
JJ Wheat paced Clarksville with 21 points.
Houston (19-3) will move on to play Oak Ridge at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.
The boys state championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Crosstown rival Collierville High School will play Cane Ridge at 7 p.m. Friday night.