Girls hoops ready for postseason play
District champions Bowie, Kennedale and Mansfield Timberview are anxious to add trophies to their collections
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.