Girls hoops ready for postseason play

District champions Bowie, Kennedale and Mansfield Timberview are anxious to add trophies to their collections

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Keven Costlow

The girls high school basketball playoffs kick off Monday night with three local games, and three more coming on Tuesday night.

The Martin Lady Warriors (18-10) open the Class 6A playoffs by taking on Weatherford at 7 p.m. Monday night at Joshua High School. Martin, who defeated Weatherford, 52-40 in a non-district game on Nov. 29, enters the post-season after finishing third in District 4-6A, behind Bowie and Lamar.

The Lady Roos, who won their last five games this season, were 20-9 this year, good for second in 3-6A behind district champion Keller.

Juan Seguin, who finished fourth in Distirct 9-5A, will have its hands full when it takes on Mansfield Timberview at 7 p.m. Monday at Kennedale High School. The Lady Cougars (18-14) dropped their final three games of the season.

Timberview (28-2), on the other hand, was the undefeated district champion on District 10-5A, and currently own a 35-game district winning streak. The Lady Wolves won their final 11 games of the season.

Mansfield Summit, who finished second behind Timberview in 10-5A, will battle Burleson Centennial (20-11) at 7 p.m. Monday at Midlothian High School. The Lady Jaguars, 26-7 this season, were 11-3 in the district, after having won their final four games of the season.

Three more games are on the slate for Tuesday. The 4-6A District champion Bowie Lady Volunteers begin their quest for a state title with a 6 p.m. Bi-District game in Burleson against Haltom. The Lady Vols, who won their fifth consecutive district title, are 28-7 and have won their last 29 district games.

Haltom is 13-16, and had to win a tie-breaker from Abilene to claim the last playoff spot.

Lamar, the runner-up to Bowie in 4-6A, will take on Keller Timber Creek (19-10) at 6:30 Tuesday night at Richland High School. The Lady Vikings, who finished with a 22-8 record this season, stopped everyone in 4-6A except Bowie, which handed them both of their losses.

Timber Creek was 8-4 in District 3-6A, good for third place behind Keller and Weatherford.

Kennedale (31-3) also begins its journey to the state tournament with a Bi-District challenge from Midlothian Heritage (19-13), the fourth-place finisher in 8-4A. The game will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Timberview High School in Mansfield.

Heritage dropped its final three games of the season and posted a 5-7 district record.

The Lady Wildcats, meanwhile, have reeled off 17 consecutive wins since their last loss, a 69-40 decision to The Colony on Dec. 3. The Lady Cougars actually handed Kennedale two of its three losses this season.