The UIL girls basketball regular season might be coming to a close Tuesday, but it's far from winding down.
Four area districts still have playoff spots remaining to be claimed -- the top four teams in each district advance -- and scenarios abound, especially in District 3-5A.
Heading into tonight's games, Arlington Martin (16-13, 9-4) and North Crowley (14-16, 9-4) are tied for second place, and Arlington Lamar (14-17, 8-5) and Weatherford (21-11, 8-5) share fourth place.
Lamar is at Martin at 6 tonight, and North Crowley is at Weatherford at 6 tonight.
Martin is in with a win, North Crowley is also in with a win.
Weatherford gets in with a win or a Lamar loss.
Lamar only gets in with a win and a Weatherford loss.
If Martin and North Crowley lose, it's a four-way tie for three spots, forcing a playoff Thursday and Friday.
With the top three seeds already locked in between Southlake Carroll (20-9, 12-1), Richland (23-7, 11-2) and Keller (19-13, 10-3), it's down to Keller Fossil Ridge (18-13, 7-6) at Keller Timber Creek (18-13, 7-6) at 6:30 tonight for fourth place.
The first round of the playoffs have already been decided with the winner taking on Arlington Bowie at 7 p.m. Monday at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.
Colleyville Heritage (24-10, 12-1) locked up the district title with a win Friday.
Irving MacArthur (24-7, 11-2) hosts Hurst L.D. Bell (28-4, 11-2) at 6:30 tonight. If MacArthur wins, it takes second.
If Bell wins it goes to an additional game or a coin flip. Also, Euless Trinity (15-15, 6-7) hosts Grapevine (17-15, 7-6) at 6:30 tonight. If Grapevine wins, it is in. If Trinity wins, the two are tied and the tiebreaker game would be Friday with additional details pending.
Mansfield Lake Ridge (11-19, 6-7) is at Waxahachie (17-14, 6-7) at 6:30 tonight, and the winner gets fourth place.
Arlington Seguin (25-7, 12-1), Red Oak (24-8, 10-3) and Mansfield Summit (20-13, 10-3) have already claimed the top three seeds in the district.
Six Tarrant County standouts were selected to the McDonald's All-America nominee list with a chance to be picked to play in the 2013 game in Chicago on April 3.
From Mansfield, Maya Hawkins has the chance to be Mansfield Lake Ridge's first All-American in the school's first year of existence. Joining Hawkins in nomination from Mansfield is Khaliyah Thompson from Mansfield Timberview.
Representing District 4-5A, Southlake's Kami Mickens and Richland's Destiny Nunley picked up nominations.
Rounding out the group is Granbury's Lilley Vander Zee and Arlington Lamar's Janay Keys.
The final roster of 24 will be announced during the McDonald's All-American Games Selection Show on ESPNU at 4 p.m. Feb. 14.
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