CAMERON, Texas (KBTX) -- Bryan held off 18-5A rival Waco 73-71 to avenge two regular season losses to the Lions and advance to the 5A Region III tournament.
The Vikings fell in both regular season meetings but led most of the way in the one that really counted, holding off a late Waco rally to get the victory.
Zach Nutall led Bryan with 23 points. Jaqwan Washington added 21. Kafon Hornes scored 11.
Bryan will face Fort Bend Elkins in the 5A Region III tournament Friday at 5 p.m. at Delmar Field House in Houston.
The other regional semifinal is Whitehouse against Port Arthur Memorial at 7 p.m.