Coming off a holiday break, Mansfield ISD girls basketball teams are readying for another tournament appearance or preparing for the district schedule looming not far away this week.
Three of the teams are preparing for tournaments while two will wait for the most anticipated tournament of the holiday season in a few more weeks.
While Summit and Mansfield will not be in tournament play this week, they were set to face each other in a non-district game.
This stage of the season allows teams to focus on their respective needs and balance lineup chemistry with playing time. It’s all a part of being ready to make a strong district run in the next few weeks.
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Lake Ridge headed to the Pasadena ISD’s tournament, the McDonald’s Texas Invitational last week and went 2-3 in the stacked brackets. The slate for the Lady Eagles included Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, Pasadena Dobie, College Park, South Houston and The Woodlands.
The Burleson Tournament is up this week and they are scheduled to take on Dallas Adamson, Waco University High, Wichita Falls, Saginaw Chisholm Trail and another matchup dictated by bracket play.
The same bracket format will be on tap for Timberview as the 6-1 Lady Wolves (going into their Monday night game with Plano East) head to Fort Worth to play in the 25th Annual FWISD Cowtown Classic Invitational.
Timberview wanted to get back into a competitive game environment coming off the holiday break, said assistant coach Todd Monsey as to why a Monday game was on the schedule.
“Coming out of a holiday, we’d like to get a game under our belt, then have two days of practice before the tournament,” Monsey said.
Cowtown is chocked full of tough teams, including DeSoto, Irving MacArthur, Dallas Lincoln and Denton Guyer among others.
Timberview was set to tip off tournament action on Thursday at 4 p.m. against North Forney at Billingsley Field House. A win in the opener would likely set up a match against 6A’s DeSoto at Wilkerson Greines Activity Center.
Legacy was taking on Dallas Hillcrest on Tuesday before traveling to the Houston area to play in the Katy ISD Tournament at Mayde Creek, starting Thursday.
The Lady Broncos will add five games to their court experience at the Katy ISD tournament.
Summit and Mansfield were to square off on Tuesday, but the two teams were not playing a tournament this week.
Mansfield had competed in the Grand Prairie Classic Tournament earlier and picked up a win in addition to needed high-level competition game experience. Mansfield faced Coppell as one of their games there.
Summit will come back next week and play at Prosper before they open district play on Dec. 13.
The Lady Jaguars have played in two tournaments thus far and will be joining the other Mansfield ISD teams in the Mansfield Rotary Tournament from Dec. 28-30.