COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - It came down to the wire, but the Walker Valley Mustangs advanced to the Region 3-AAA boys' basketball final by clipping the Cookeville Cavaliers 60-55 Tuesday night at Cookeville High School.
The Mustangs will play Thursday at Cookeville High against their county rival, Bradley Central. Bradley's Bears beat White County 76-66 in another game that was tight till the end.
After a 14-14 first quarter in the Walker Valley game, the back-and-forth continued until Cookeville missed some opportunities late in the second quarter. The Mustangs led 31-26 at halftime and maintained a one-point margin after three periods.
They ran the clock down as much as possible in the fourth. No matter how close the Cavs got, they missed opportunities to tie the game or take the lead down the stretch.