Five area teams played today in the state semi-finals. Loyola girls win over Westlake, 48-35 advancing to the state championship.
In other girls action, Benton falls to St. Thomas More, 67-47.
In boys action, Dubach beats New Living Word, 52-44. Natchitoches Central loses a heart-breaker to McKinley 53-52 and LA New Tech also falls, losing to Whitle Castle 64-53.