MIDLOTHIAN

The Jaguars had the district championship in the bag before the visiting Glen Rose Tigers called their first time out Friday night in Midlothian.

Midlothian Heritage defeated Glen Rose to claim the District 8-4A championship, 84-32.

A Quinton Joseph three-pointer started the Heritage onslaught Friday night. The bucket started a 13-2 Heritage run in the first quarter, during which the Jaguars eventually outscored the Tigers 29-8. They then blanked Glen Rose in the second quarter to carry a comfortable 49-8 lead into the halftime locker room.

“We really got after it," Heritage head boys' basketball coach Andy Slye said. "We came out shooting well and playing really good defense. We knew what was on the line — if we won, we would be district champions. All hats off to the kids. They worked really, really hard.”

He added, "Our focus is getting better every single day. Every single day we come into the gym. That’s our focus. That’s our goal and again hats off to the kids. They are keeping that at the front of their minds, and it has really paid off. It’s really fun now; we just have to keep playing well.”

Vincent Lee led the Jaguars with 17 points, while Mason Thomas scored all 16 of his points in the second half.

Tristan Paschall drilled four first-quarter three-pointers for his 12 points.

Quinton Joseph scored eight points, Kerrion Fields finished with seven, and Braydon Bennet, Kaleb Neal, Kevin Luke and Collin Valenta all scored five points.

Noah Parker and Reggie Adams each scored two points to round out the Jaguar attack.

The win improved No. 11 Midlothian Heritage to 26-6 on the season and 10-0 in District 8-4A.

The Jaguars close out the season with a pair of road games against Venus (Feb. 6) and Alvarado (Feb. 13).

Both games tip off at 7:30 p.m.