The Timber Creek boys basketball team posted a win over Central before losing to Richland as it opened district play last week.Going 1-1 the week back from the holiday break would be a big boost as well for the Falcons, as they have the gauntlet of Northwest and Keller (Jan. 3 and 7).Richland is the other undefeated district team in District 4-5A.Before Timber Creek and head coach Brad Mouser have to contend with the remainder of the top slots in the district, the Falcons will play in the Aledo Tournament on Friday and Saturday. They will play two games each day and will open at noon on Friday with L.D. Bell in the 16-team tournament.Mouser said being able to come back after two games on the road to open district play and be 1-1 is not a bad position to be in, but said, “It’s not as good as being 2-0, but better than being 0-2. There are three teams at 2-0 in district and we’ll have them in a row.”Not that Timber Creek had an option to space out the teams on their schedule, but Mouser said his team is ready to get rolling in the district’s mix. “You don’t get a choice and it doesn’t matter when you play them,” Mouser said. “It’s a matter of how you take care of it. The players have to come to play,” he said.In the 58-44 Richland loss, the Falcons dug themselves an early hole, going in at the half down 30-16. The Rebels’ Cody Perkins scored 14 of Richland’s first 16 points on his way to a game-high 22 points. Timber Creek made a run on the Rebels in the third period and cut the deficit to 7, but could not trim the lead any further.John Hatcher and De’Vante Waldon each had 10 points for the Falcons in the Richland game.Timber Creek will be happy to be back home when they play Northwest, but will again travel to take on Keller.• Keller is helping set the early pace in the district, going to 2-0 after a convincing 60-39 win over Haltom on Friday. After the Indians play in the Byron Nelson Classic, they’ll have an early season showdown with Carroll, the other 2-0 team in the league.Keller has been getting solid play from Nolan Taylor while the remaining Indians seem to take turns stepping up as key scorers.R.J. Nembhard and Ryan Feifer have had strong outings, including the Haltom win, with Nembhard scoring 20 and Feifer contributing 12. • Fossil Ridge bounced back from a 55-52 loss to Keller and evened their record with a solid performance against Central. Now the Panthers, 1-1, will travel to the Fort Worth ISD Classic to take on Fort Worth Wyatt in the opening round. Their district schedule will resume on Jan. 3 when they travel to Haltom. The following Tuesday, Fossil Ridge will take their shot at Carroll in Southlake. • Central will look to post a holiday tournament win over Mansfield Legacy in the Moritz Classic in Aledo. The 0-2 Chargers will then hope to add their first district win when they host Richland before playing at Haltom. Although the performance came in a loss to Fossil Ridge, J.R. Rogers continued to impress by scoring 24 points to lead all scorers.