As the boys basketball regular season comes to a close, a couple of Mansfield teams' playoff hopes are still alive and well, and things could play out very interestingly in the postseason.
Summit is currently in the best position of all the MISD teams, seeded second in the District 15-4A standings with two games remaining in the regular season.
The Jaguars defeated Red Oak by a score of 74-62 on Friday to improve to 8-3 overall in district competition and maintain a one game lead over third place Arlington Seguin.
Lovell Cabbil led the team in scoring with 19 points in the game, while Corinthian Ramsey added 12 points, and Keilyn Nance scored 10 points for the Jags.
Terrance Hubby scored eight points in the game, while Jaberri Fountain added five, Doug Palacio scored 4 points, and Kerrion Campbell and Phillip Hollis each scored three points a piece.
Richard Evans, Larenz Lester, Diego Sanchez, Keion Scofield and Vernon Scott each scored 2 points a piece in the game for Summit.
Coach Jason Mutterer could not be reached for comment.
Lake Ridge has hit a bit of skid in recent weeks, losing on Friday to Lancaster by a score of 75-68.
Jacob Van led the team in scoring with 20 points in the game, while Ryan Woolridge added 18 points and Julian Harris scored 16 points in the game for Lake Ridge.
Isaak Rowe, Jourdan Taylor and Oluwatinilehin Onilogbo each combined for 14 points in the game for Lake Ridge.
Lancaster is currently ranked fourth in the state in the TABC poll.
The Eagles were still in fourth place in the district standings heading into Tuesday's game with Waxahachie, and they will play Arlington Seguin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Legacy was 3-8 in district competition heading into this week, as were both Mansfield and Timberview in the 5A district for Mansfield schools.
Timberview's Alex Robinson has had a phenomenal season, averaging more than 17 points and four assists per game this season, while teammate Tyus Momoh has averaged more than 14 points and five rebounds per game.