Mansfield Sports

January 6, 2014

Lady Wolves look to separate from pack

Girls Basketball Battling in a tight district, the team faces crucial games this week.

After picking up a win over DeSoto last Friday, the Timberview girls basketball has a chance to shoo other contenders away from its spot near the top of the district race this week.

Boosting their District 7-5A record to 4-1 going into Tuesday’s game with South Grand Prairie, the Lady Wolves can push the Lady Warriors out of the second place tie. Only Duncanville remains undefeated in district play. Timberview had lost to Duncanville out the outset of the district schedule, 48-40.

Cedar Hill, 2-3, trails DeSoto, 3-2, in the standings and is up next for Timberview on Friday.

It will be a week from Friday that Timberview will get their second shot at Duncanville, a perfect 20-0 on the season.

Head coach Kit Martin had generally positive feelings about the team coming out of a 3-2 holiday tournament outing.

The Lady Wolves picked up three decisive wins before losing a 55-54 game to Flower Mound Marcus and then a 51-47 game to Aledo.

Many teams use the holiday tournaments to spread around playing time and keep players sharp and play back into shape after the break.

But as of last Friday, it’s back to work, even though the true routine didn’t start until this week as classes resumed.

Terriell Bradley picked up where she left off as she went for 26 points for the Lady Wolves against DeSoto.

Dayo Olabode and JaLea Bennett had 14 and 13 respectively for Timberview.

•  Mansfield will look to add to its 1-4 district record after posting its first win on Friday. The Lady Tigers beat Midlothian, 54-40 on a strong effort by Chennedy Carter’s 25 points. The Lady Tigers expanded on their 23-21 halftime lead to seal the win. Mansfield will play the extremes this week, having traveled to Duncanville on Tuesday and then hosting winless (in district) Grand Prairie on Friday.

•  In District 15-4A, Summit continues to keep pace in the district standings at 4-1, just behind leader Seguin at 5-0. Tuesday was a showdown for Summit, also, as it played 4-1 Red Oak before hosting Ennis on Friday.

•  Legacy is staying within striking distance at 2-3, but after its Tuesday matchup with Ennis, the Lady Broncos are hosting Seguin on Friday. They picked up a win over Waxahachie on Friday, 66-55, and were paced by Danielle Walters, who scored 24. Bethany Ross added 19 for Legacy and Jonelle Jackson had 17.

•  Lake Ridge played Summit close last Friday, but lost the game 43-39. The Lady Eagles made a furious comeback attempt in the final quarter against Summit, outscoring the Lady Jaguars by 10 points. The loss pegged the Lady Eagles at 1-4. Kennedy Burks had 11 points for Lake Ridge and Khali Pippins-Tryon had 9. After Lancaster on Tuesday, Lake Ridge will be at Waxahachie on Friday.

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