Every game she plays could be Ashley Ferguson’s last in a Bowie uniform. But the way the senior post and her teammates are performing, it looks like her last hurrah as a Lady Vol might have to wait until the Class 5A state girls basketball tournament.At least, that’s Ferguson’s plan. “I have that in mind,” Ferguson said last week after making short work of Keller Timber Creek in Bowie’s playoff opener. “For three years, I’ve been wanting to get a ring, so now it’s like, ‘This is it.’”Ferguson’s sense of urgency has been apparent through two rounds of the playoffs. Bowie won its bidistrict and area round games by 30 points in both games. And Ferguson poured in a team-leading 20 and 15 points, respectively, in the two contests. The Lady Vols face El Paso Bel Air in the regional round on Tuesday in Odessa; the game was played after the print deadline.Bowie’s postseason hot streak is a continuation of a regular-season run that saw the team go a perfect 14-0 in District 3-5A play. Bowie hasn’t lost since Dec. 28, when Flower Mound Marcus topped the Lady Vols in the third round of the Mansfield Rotary tournament.Coach Kelly Carruthers know that her experienced team – Ferguson is one of the Lady Vols’ six seniors – thrives on high expectations. The T-shirt she presented them in honor of their district title reads, “This is it: Go hard or go home.” Just the message Ferguson likes to hear.“It’s getting harder and harder,” Ferguson said. “One team’s succeeding, one is losing. We’re succeeding, so we know somebody else is going to come after us. … It’s just going to get harder and harder, but we can do it. We practice that hard every day – just trying to go hard.”About the only thing Bowie’s not doing is spending a lot of time scouting opponents. Carruthers breaks down the film and tells her players what to expect. But she wants her players focused on the things they need to do well every time they take the floor.“We’re just going to have to make adjustments as we go,” Carruthers said. “We don’t like to prepare too much for the games. I don’t tell them too much about the teams. I don’t even let them watch film. I’ll watch it, but they won’t. It’s all about what we do. I’m a firm believer in that.” Seguin survives, Martin fallsLike Bowie, Seguin punched its ticket to the third round of the playoffs last Friday. The Lady Cougars, who entered the playoffs No. 17 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches state Class 4A rankings, overcame a tough shooting night to take down Lucas Lovejoy 37-31 in the area round.But Martin, which topped Keller in bi-district, saw its season end last Friday against 5A No. 5 Lubbock Coronado. The Lady Warriors, led by talented junior forward Emily Slagle, outscored Coronado in the second quarter and trailed by three at the half. Coronado pulled away in the third quarter on the way to a 40-26 victory.Slagle proved to be a bright spot in the loss, scoring a team-high 16 points – slightly higher than her 15-point-per-game scoring average in district play. Martin coach Brooke Brittain said Slagle can play or defend any position on the court. But more importantly than how much Slagle scores is her knack for making meaningful baskets and big plays at critical points in a game.“The way she scores points is always important,” Brittain said. “Whether she goes for 32 or only scores 10, she knows she’s playing a team game.”Slagle was a rare veteran presence on an otherwise inexperienced squad. The Lady Warriors’ starting lineup featured two sophomores and a freshman. Brittain knew that Coronado, which has lost just once this season, could present some matchup problems for her young squad. But she welcomed the challenge.“The fact that we’re going to the area round and facing one of the top teams in the state, we’re very excited about it,” Brittain said prior to the game.