RICHARDSON — Jesuit’s halftime adjustments on Tuesday didn’t involve fiery speeches or strategic overhauls. Instead, the break provided an opportunity for some sports psychology.
After a first half in which the Rangers were out of rhythm, they found their comfort zone. Jesuit erased a double-digit deficit and surged past Rowlett 65-61 in a Class 6A Region II bi-district playoff game.
With their first playoff win since 2013, the Rangers (21-10) advance to meet The Woodlands in the area round at 7 p.m. Friday in College Station.
Jesuit opened the third quarter with a 19-2 run and used balanced scoring to hold off a late rally by Rowlett to win in the same gym where it lost in heartbreaking fashion to Mesquite in the opening round a year ago.