Timberview went 3-2 in the tough Spring Creek Barbeque tournament in Mansfield last week, and could have easily converted one of those losses into a win.
After a 61-39 win over Garland Lakeview Centennial, the Lady Wolves added a 43-27 win over Cabot, Ark. They then disposed of Irving MacArthur before meeting Flower Mound Marcus.
Timberview lost 55-54 to Marcus, as Terriell Bradley had 23 points, JaLea Bennett 19 and Dayo Olabode had 12 for all of the Lady Wolves’ scoring. The Wolves trailed at the half, 28-23.
The good showing should offer a little momentum and carryover as the Lady Wolves get back into district play this week.
Timberview head coach Kit Martin said the tournament play gave a lot of positives for the team.
“I was pleased with our close win against Irving MacArthur,” Martin said. “That proves that we can win those type of games.”
Martin also noted that even in the close loss to Marcus, there were positives to take away.
“I was proud of our second half comeback against Marcus, but we obviously have things we have to improve upon to close out and win against good teams.”
They currently have 3-1 district mark and will have the opportunity to break their tie with DeSoto when they meet on Friday. The Jan. 7 game with South Grand Prairie could also vault Timberview into second place behind Duncanville.
The Lady Broncos, 1-3 in district, will host Waxahachie on Friday and travel to Ennis on Jan. 7.