Thanksgiving week has Keller ISD girls basketball teams playing in varied schedules, but the opportunity to play additional games prior to the start of the district season is welcomed.
Tournaments and single games have helped teams find the right mix of rotations and chemistry.
Keller used the weekend to go 3-1 in the Lady Jaguar Tournament at Flower Mound. Its only loss was to host Flower Mound. Keller did add to its win total by posting wins over Beaumont Ozen, 55-30, LD Bell, 49-43 and THESA, 58-40.
Keller head coach Doug Sporrer said he’s pleased with the progress of the team so far.
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“We’ve never had two tournaments before Thanksgiving, but I like where we’re at at this point,” he said. “It’s a great group of kids who really play together well.”
Ryanne Johnson, Mallory Lockhart and Megan Vincent have been the nucleus of the scoring thus far for Keller. In the final game of the tournament, though, 10 different Lady Indians registered points.
The holiday week was to have Keller playing at Weatherford and playing next Saturday at South Grand Prairie, with a Tuesday home game with Southlake Carroll.
Central has had a tough stretch lately but will look to get back on track as it was to play Haltom on Tuesday and then take on Wylie on Dec. 1. The Lady Chargers will then play in the Kennedale tournament starting next weekend.
Fossil Ridge had already handily beaten Haltom, 62-33. In that game, Ty’Kiera Henry scored 24 while Grayson Bright added 21 and Tiffany Roberts, 10.
The Lady Panthers also took care of Grapevine, 49-38, on Friday. Bright and Henry again led the scoring for Ridge with 18 and 16, respectively.
After Burleson Centennial early in the week, the Lady Panthers will come back after the holiday and host Grand Prairie on Dec. 1.
Timber Creek picked up some momentum with a Friday night win over Burleson Centennial, 55-38.
Sydney Nunley had 23 points in the win.
Nunley has been assisted in the scoring by Jordan Dixon and Lauren Sparger, among others in the early part of the season for the Lady Falcons.
Timber Creek added Haltom to its schedule in an early holiday week game. In addition, a trip to Richland on Monday will be the next action for the Lady Falcons. They will then enter the Birdville tournament starting on Dec. 3.