POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (SEMOBall.com) - There will be no championship rematch at the Poplar Bluff Showdown.
Defending champion Booker T. Washington of Memphis handled Forrest City (Ark.) 67-48 in the opening round of the 26th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown at Peters Gym.
The Warriors will face Jonesboro, which beat last year's runner-up Maplewood-Richmond Heights 62-56.
BTW also beat Forrest City in the opening round last year before beating MRH by a point in the final.
The other semifinal will feature Poplar Bluff and two-time champion Liberty Tech of Jackson (Miss.). The host Mules advanced with a 76-67 win over Moss Point (Miss.) while Liberty beat Memphis Kirby 51-36.
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