The Temple High School boys' basketball team punched its state playoff ticket on Friday night.
The Tigers registered a 78-42 region triumph over Jordan to ring in Senior Night, securing a No. 2 seed for next week's Region 5-AA Tournament at Spencer and earning a first-round bye to the semifinals.
Senior guard Javin Boles led Temple (11-11, 7-3 Region 5-AA) with 26 points, followed by Elijah Thomas with 15 and Solomon Jacobson with nine.
Temple will face the Jordan/Lamar County quarterfinal winner on Thursday at Spencer in the semifinal round.
In other prep basketball action from the weekend:
Bowdon boys 81, Mount Zion 78: The Red Devils (8-16, 1-11 Region 6A-A) finally broke through with a key sub-region win on Friday night over the rival Eagles (10-13, 4-7), where senior guard Zach Ledbetter celebrated Senior Night by draining his 1,000th career point in the first quarter.
Ledbetter had to sit the entire second quarter due to foul trouble, but still managed to score 38 points to ignite the victory. Martrez "Dede" Cox added 16 points, Trajan Brown chipped in eight and Jarrett Stephens and Scott Cunningham had seven points apiece.
Tyriese Farley led Mount Zion with 28 points, while C.J. Ackles dropped in 22.
The Red Devils open the Region 6-A Tournament on Tuesday at Mount Zion.
No. 8 Bowdon girls 67, Mount Zion 29: The Red Devilettes (20-4, 11-1) were led by Rylee Robinson with 20 points, while Dasia Wyatt added nine and Tavania Gay, Roze Langley and Madalyn Langley scored six points apiece.
Sandy Creek girls 51, Central 30: The Lady Lions (14-10, 6-6 Region 5-AAAA) closed out the regular season with the home loss to the Lady Patriots (15-9, 9-3) on Friday night and will now see what seed they land for the Region 5-AAAA Tournament.
No. 4 Sandy Creek boys 55, Central 47: The Lions (9-15, 1-11) also fell to the state-ranked Patriots (19-5, 10-2) on Friday and will next be in action against Chapel Hill in the Region 5-AAAA play-in game.
Oak Mountain girls 56, Furtah Prep 20: In Friday's win, the Lady Warriors were paced by Abbey Penley with 12 points, while Christian Pollard chipped in 10.
Oak Mountain girls 59, LaGrange Academy 38: On Thursday, the Lady Warriors rolled to a 21-point win behind 17 points from Pollard and a 12-point effort by Josie Francis.
Oak Mountain boys 72, LaGrange Academy 43: Zack Vavrik led the Warriors with 18 points, followed by Cofer Horton with 17 on Thursday evening.
Carrollton boys 5, Cartersville 3: The Trojans won Friday night's preseason exhibition, getting a hat trick from Melquin Juarez, while Damean Dominguez and Alex Calix scored the other two goals in the contest.
Carrollton officially opens the season on Monday in a 7:30 p.m. match at Starr's Mill. The JV boys will play at 5:30 p.m.
Carrollton girls 3, Cartersville 2: The Lady Trojans overcame a 2-0 deficit to rally for the exhibition win on Friday night, as the host squad had an own goal, followed by the game-tying score from Natalie Davis and the go-ahead goal by Elizabeth Ayers.
The Carrollton girls also open the season on Monday night by hosting Starr's Mill at 7:45 p.m. The JV will be in action at 6 p.m.