With North Crowley off to an undefeated run entering this week of District 4-6A competition, the Arlington school district boys basketball team closest to the top remains Bowie.
The Vols (6-1) got their fourth consecutive victory Friday, a 66-47 decision at Weatherford. Earlier in the week, Bowie hosted Fort Worth Paschal and won by a similarly lopsided 58-40 margin. The last loss came in the first district match of two against North Crowley, which Bowie won’t face again until Feb. 3.
Before that, the Vols have a pair of games this week against school district rivals. They were set to host Martin (4-3) on Tuesday and visit Lamar (also 4-3) on Friday, with both games at 7:30 p.m.
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Martin and Lamar represent, along with Sam Houston, the other Arlington school district boys teams vying for a third- or fourth-place playoff berth with seven games remaining.
The Seguin Lady Cougars continued a phenomenal run last week with another pair of wins to enter the last four games of district play with a 12-0 record. Seguin has lost only five games all season, and last Tuesday’s 11-point margin of victory against Mansfield Summit (a 59-48 final) was the second-best result any District 14-5A rival has been able to muster this season against the Lady Cougars.
Seguin’s final four games come against Lancaster, Waxahachie, Mansfield Lake Ridge and Mansfield Legacy, and the first one, hosting Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, presents the biggest threat to an undefeated district run for the Lady Cougars. Back on Dec. 19, Seguin visited Lancaster and pulled out a 37-34 win, the closest of all its district games.
Among the Arlington school district’s Class 6A teams, Bowie remains tops and enters the final five games of the season at 9-0.
With games left on the slate like Friday at Lamar (6-3), Feb. 3 hosting North Crowley (6-3) and Feb. 6 at Martin (7-2), the standings could shake up considerably if any of those playoffs contenders can pull the upset.
— Stephen English