Summit came out of District 15-4A as the girls basketball champion and claimed the top seed heading into this week’s bi-district round and area round of the playoffs.
The Lady Jaguars were tied with Seguin, but Legacy helped out the Lady Jags by pinning a 53-46 overtime loss on the Lady Cougars in the regular season finale.
Although the win didn’t bump Legacy into the playoffs, the Lady Broncos finished just behind Lake Ridge in the district standings. Lake Ridge moves on to the playoffs in the final playoff spot.
Summit was to take on Jacksonville on Monday, while Lake Ridge was to play Tyler John Tyler on Tuesday evening, with both games at Fairfield. The games were played after the press deadline, but results can be found at dfwvarsity.com. Both teams are in 4A’s Region II.
“Being district champion was certainly a goal,” said Summit head coach Tammy Lusinger. “Seguin took it from us last year, and it was the only time we haven’t been district champion in the time we’ve been in 4A.”
Although Summit (24-7) struggled to get on track in the early goings of the district slate, the Lady Jaguars went undefeated in the second loop through the district opponents to finish at 13-1.
“I feel like we are playing well and we have some momentum, and we are having good days of practices,” Lusinger said over the weekend.
“We have seven seniors so we are looking forward to this and the focus has been good,” she said.
Making it past Jacksonville would pit Summit against the winner of Tuesday’s Sulphur Springs and Lovejoy bi-district game. The second round would likely take place on Friday, although Lusinger said details wouldn’t be final until Wednesday.
For Lake Ridge, beating Waxahachie 46-32 last week pushed them to 7-7 and just ahead of Legacy in the standings.
A second-place finish for the Lady Wolves is satisfying considering they played tough against Duncanville, which has gone a perfect 24-0 this season.
Timberview was set to take on Temple on Tuesday at Whitney High School with results also available at dfwvarsity.com.
The 5A Region I first-round matchup with Temple is the second in as many years, affording Timberview head coach Kit Martin a glimpse of what awaited her squad.
“They have a senior post player who was injured last year, but she’s a New Mexico State signee,” Martin said of the talent on Temple this year that will be different from what they faced a year ago when they beat Temple decisively in a double-digit win.
“We need to figure out how to defend the big kid and then the outside shooters who are really good,” Martin added.
Should Timberview prevail on Tuesday, they’ll meet the winner of L.D. Bell and Lewisville, with details to be worked out by Wednesday.
“I felt good that we finished strong,” Martin said, noting the second game with Duncanville showed progress had been made. “We also showed that the losses to Duncanville didn’t affect our other district games.”
Last year, Timberview made a run until the regional quarterfinals.