TYLER — Royse City's basketball team passed its first test in the UIL 5A playoffs with high marks as the Bulldogs had few anxious moments during a 57-41 bi-district round win over Marshall at Tyler JC's Wagstaff Gym Tuesday night.
Quincy Onyema led Royse City (25-6) with 13 points and Zion Leach added 12.
The closest Marshall came to a rally was early in the fourth period when the Mavericks cut a Bulldog lead that had been as large as 28-14 to 39-30.
Royse City's Justin Thompson responded by hitting a three-point shot and Walter Porter followed with a two-point goal plus a foul shot to boost the Bulldogs into a 45-30 lead. RCHS' largest advantage would be 55-35 shortly before the final buzzer.
Next up for the 'Dogs is Prosper (30-3). The game has been booked for the gym at Allen High School on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.