Keller Citizen

Lady Panthers have strong district start

Ty'Kiera Henry, No. 15, had 23 points for Fossil Ridge in the Lady Panthers’ victory against Timber Creek last week.
Ty'Kiera Henry, No. 15, had 23 points for Fossil Ridge in the Lady Panthers’ victory against Timber Creek last week. Keller Citizen

The Fossil Ridge girls basketball team is 2-0 in the young district season, and the pace may serve them well as the going gets tougher.

Last week, the Lady Panthers took care of Timber Creek, 45-30, and were set to play Denton Guyer on Friday. The results of the Friday game were unavailable prior to the early press deadline due to the holiday, but can be found at www.dfwvarsity.com.

Ridge won the game on Tuesday after marking the district opener with a 57-51 win over Northwest.

Grayson Bright and Ty'Kiera Henry continue to be the scoring leaders for the Lady Panthers. Henry pumped in 23 points against Timber Creek, while Bright had 10.

Along with Ridge at 2-0 headed into Friday’s games were Denton Ryan and Keller.

Keller, which disposed of Central on Tuesday, was scheduled to play Byron Nelson on Friday.

The Lady Indians will have a holiday tournament before resuming district play.

After coming back after the holiday break, Keller will play Timber Creek on Tuesday and then have a big matchup with Denton Ryan on Jan. 9 at Denton.

Central, which lost to Keller early in the week, was to take on Northwest Friday. They also have a loss to Ryan, so the schedule hasn’t been kind to the Lady Chargers early.

They continue to be led by Ashely Yarbrough and Samantha Cary.

Guyer and Fossil Ridge will be the next district foes for Central.

Head coach Jennifer Crawford knows the play of her squad will continue to develop and they hope to show steady improvement in their play as the season progresses.

Timber Creek, which has been taking on a team focus according to head coach Tina DeMichele, got a big boost with a district win over Byron Nelson, 33-29.

The Lady Falcons, now 1-1, are youthful to say the least, but have the potential to gel as a unit with continued time together. Each of the players contribute equally across the lineup for Timber Creek.

They have the unenviable test of Keller after Friday’s scheduled game with Denton Ryan.

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