Mansfield Sports

December 30, 2013

Timberview has solid holiday showing, ready for district play again

Girls Basketball The teams faced a slate of tough competition from North Texas and as far away as Arkansas.

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.

•  Mansfield picked up its first win during the Spring Creek tournament when the Lady Tigers beat Arlington Lamar, 47-42. In the game, the Lady Tigers exploded in the fourth quarter to erase an eight-point deficit and outscore the Lady Vikings 22-9. Kennedy Carter scored 19 and Lorin Owens added 10 points for Mansfield. They will look to get back into contention in district play this week as they host Midlothian on Friday.

•  Summit also went 3-2 in its tournament appearance as the Lady Jaguars picked up an opening round win over Grapevine, 65-47. Keanna Kelly scored 12 of her 18 points in the first quarter to help the Lady Jaguars build a 35-18 lead at the half. Stylz Sanders led Summit with 21 points. The Lady Jaguars then dropped a 40-38 game to Aledo but bounced back to pick up wins over Galena Park North Shore in a close 55-54 decision, and a 59-46 win over Har-Ber, from Springdale, Ark. Summit lost its last game to Canyon, 37-33. Again, it was Sanders that led the scoring with 16. Summit hosts Lake Ridge on Friday and looks to get back in the win column after losing their only district game to Seguin prior to the holiday break.

•  Lake Ridge picked up two wins in the tournament, boosting its overall record to 6-11 (1-3 in district). The Lady Eagles picked up two straight wins over Kennedale and Plano John Paul II. The Kennedale win was a 57-54 score, while the John Paul II win was a close 41-40. Kylie Collins helped hold off the rally down the stretch and finished with 12 points for Lake Ridge. After their Friday game at Summit, Lake Ridge will host Lancaster on Jan. 7.

•  Legacy went 1-3 over the break, picking up a win over The Woodlands College Park, 56-46. Danielle Walters scored 21 in the game. Jonelle Jackson, Bethany Ross and Grace Daniels also had good tournament performances for Legacy.

The Lady Broncos, 1-3 in district, will host Waxahachie on Friday and travel to Ennis on Jan. 7.

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