Summit finds positives in first district loss

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It was an early-season match-up of the two undefeated District 15-4A teams with Summit and Arlington Seguin, with the Lady Jaguars losing to Seguin, 54-48.

But Summit’s head coach Tammy Lusinger said there are plenty of positives the Lady Jaguars can focus on as they move forward.

“I think it’s one of the best district games we’ve played so far,” Lusinger said of the Seguin game which leaves Summit at 3-1. “We weren’t able to execute on a few things, but we can use it as a stepping stone to other games. It gives us things to build on.”

Stylz Sanders had 17 in the loss, while Keanna Kelly added 13. Summit couldn’t stop Alarie Mayz, who had 20 points for Seguin.

“We were in the game,” Lusinger said. “They’ve been blowing everyone out. It tells us we should be playing better against other teams,” she added.

Summit will now prep for play in the ultra-tough Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Barbeque Invitational running Thursday-Saturday, with most of the games being played at Timberview.

Getting tournament games in is important for Summit, as the Lady Jaguars missed out on crucial playing time during the weather cancellations. “The tournament cancellation was a setback,” said Lusinger. “We missed five games and had to jump right in to district.”

Following the tournament, which Summit will open against Grapevine, they’ll be back on the district circuit against Lake Ridge on Jan. 3

•  Lake Ridge was able to pick up a district win over Ennis last week and is now 1-3. The Lady Eagles will also be at the Spring Creek Barbeque tourney and will start off against Galena Park North Shore. In the Ennis win, Kennedy Burks posted 21 points for Lake Ridge.

Legacy is also at 1-3, with their win over Lake Ridge in the opening week of district play. They will host Waxahachie on Jan. 3 after the Spring Creek tourney. They will play Round Rock Stony Point in the first game.

•  In District 7-5A, Timberview moved their district record to 3-1 after they ran away from Mansfield, 87-43. The Lady Wolves will play Garland Lakeview Centennial in the holiday tournament and be back in action with DeSoto.

In the Mansfield game, Timberview took a 1-point first quarter lead and went on a 22-4 run in the second quarter and never looked back.

Dayo Olabode scored 22 points for Timberview, while teammate Terriell Bradley added 21.

Mansfield’s Chennedy Carter also had 22 points to lead the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Tigers (0-4 in district) will play Amarillo in the Spring Creek Barbeque event and be back at home on Jan. 3 to host Midlothian.

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