The Lake Ridge boys basketball team had won two straight district games heading into Tuesday night's season finale with Legacy, and coach Donte Wilson said that he believes his team is competing at the level it needs to be as the postseason approaches.
Lake Ridge won a double-overtime thriller against Arlington Seguin on Friday, and Wilson said that his team showed a lot of heart to get the win.
“First of all, it was a hard fought game, and it was exciting, “ Wilson said. “It was our first double overtime game, and it kind of had a playoff atmosphere. I think it was good for both teams.”
Julian Harris led the team in scoring with 14 points in the game, while Ryan Woolridge added 13 points and Jacob Van scored 10 points in the game.
Jourden Taylor and Langdon Williams combined for nine points in the game.
Wilson said that one player in particular really stood out in the game for the Eagles.
“Julian Harris came up with some great defensive plays, and came up with a key block down the stretch,” Wilson said. “We got the defensive rebound off that block, and he was really good off the glass both offensively and defensively. He helped save us.”
Wilson said that he is feeling pretty good about the way his team is performing as the playoffs approach.
“The main thing I can say for the guys is their level of confidence and that they are competing,” Wilson said. “I am probably the most excited about that. I think sometimes, when there is a lot riding in the game in the past, I don't think we've looked as comfortable as we have here lately, so I am pretty excited about the way we are playing.”
Wilson said for his team to have a good run in the postseason, it will take a couple of things.
“I think that we just have to continue to do what we've been doing,” Wilson said. “As long as our guys are defending and offensively, they are playing with great confidence in themselves and their teammates, I think we'll be fine.”• Joining Lake Ridge in the postseason will be crosstown rival Summit this season, and the Jaguars also continue to impress, as they defeated Legacy 59-51 on Friday night.
Corinthian Ramsey led the team in scoring with 16 points in the game, while teammate Lovell Cabbil added 13 points and Keilyn Nance scored 10 points in the game.
Terrance Hubby, Doug Palacio, Jabeeri Fountain, Vernon Scott and Devonta Nichols all combined for 19 points in the game.
Summit wrapped up the regular season on Tuesday night with Lancaster after the press deadline; see dfwvarsity.com for results.
Lake Ridge and Summit will open the playoffs at a time and date to be determined.