GAME STORY: Eula battles back from early deficit, holds off Westbrook late to earn state berth

SAN ANGELO — Playing the “comeback Cats” of Westbrook for a shot at the the Region II-1A title and a spot in the Class 1A state semifinals, Eula boys basketball coach Josh Fostel knew his team would be in for a fight.

Fortunately for Fostel and the maroon-clad fans at Angelo State University’s Junell Center on Saturday, the Pirates were up to the challenge.

Trailing at the end of each of the first three quarters, it was Eula that had to rally in this one. But the Pirates took the lead early in the final period and held off a late Westbrook run for a thrilling 52-51 victory.

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