Samson Aletan (10) and Tre Johnson (20) chat with fans after the game.

Lake Highlands (32-4) beat previously undefeated Plano 58-56 Friday night to earn the area basketball championship before a big crowd at Loos Fieldhouse. The Cats will face Arlington Martin Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lancaster High School in the regional quarterfinals.

Tickets may be purchased online here. Lancaster has a strict clear bag policy, explained here.

The UIL playoff brackets are here.

Lake Highlands and Plano traded the lead several times during the game, but sophomore Tre Johnson led the team with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals, and the entire team kept their cool under pressure. Rowdy student sections on both sides of the arena kept the energy level high, and LH students were seen congratulating Plano players after the game on an admirable season.

Martin was considered the underdog in their game against Denton Guyer Friday, and they trailed by 11 in the second half. A late rally earned them the 47-46 win.

Lancaster High is at 200 E. Wintergreen in southern Dallas. It’s south of I-20 between I-35 and 45. Go Cats.

LHHS Wildcats earned the area championship Friday.