DUNCANVILLE — Holiday tournaments may be, just to keep your team fresh, according to Colleyville Heritage girls basketball coach Diana Sager, but it never hurts to have a trophy to play for either. Sagers Lady Panthers missed out on its chance to play for a championship trophy in the first round of the annual Sandra Meadows Classic at Duncanville High School Thursday.
Heritage fell 40-36 to Memphis (Tenn.) Overton, dropping into the consolation bracket. But Sager isnt overly concerned.
At this point, our main goal is to play as many games as we can. We want to keep the kids from sitting around idol during the holiday break, Sager said.
Heritage lost its opening game in the 32-team tournament to a very aggressive and athletic Overton squad that took a big early lead.
But the Lady Panthers reversed the script in their next game in the tournament, pulling away from Fort Bend Bush for a 56-33 win. Heritage has the opportunity to play up to three more games on that side of the bracket, and a chance at bringing home the consolation prize.
NOTES: Kennedale's convincing 64-24 win over Euless Trinity means the Class 3A Lady Kats are just one win away from possibly meeting up with defending 5A state champion Duncanville in the Championship quarterfinals Friday night. Autumn Williams led the Lady Kats with 25 points in the win. Duncanville easily handled both Wylie (68-27) and Denton Ryan (57-30) to advance Thursday. Kennedale must first get past The Woodlands Friday morning.
Fort Worth Dunbar star guard Taylor Dorsey scored 24 points, but it wasnt enough as the Lady Wildcats were also sent into the consolation bracket following an 87-52 loss to state-ranked Beaumont Ozen. Dunbar meets Waxahachie Friday morning. On the top side of the championship bracket, DeSoto is still alive after wins over Richardson, 63-40, and Mobile (Ala.) Murphy, 43-31.
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