The Bruce Trojans routed Hickory Flat 57-27 Friday night in the Region 2-2A Consolation game in Walnut after a disappointing Thursday where the regular season region champs were upset in the semifinals.
Shaq Bush scored 13 points and Terrence Jones 11 in Friday's win that sends the Trojans into the North Playoffs as a three seed. They were coming off an overtime loss to Potts Camp Friday night in the semifinal round.
The Trojans will be on the road Tuesday at West Bolivar needing a win to advance to the North Tournament at Baldwyn.
The Lady Trojans, who finished second in the region in the regular season, went winless in the tournament at Walnut.
They lost 35-30 Friday night to Walnut in the consolation game. They were coming off a 40-36 loss to Calhoun City in the semifinal round.
Tiesa Steen and Jerrica Denton led the Lady Trojans with 10 points each Friday night.
They will open the North Playoffs Monday night at Mound Bayou needing a win to advance to the North Tournament at New Site.