Keller Citizen

Fossil Ridge, Timber Creek girls basketball to have telling week

Fossil Ridge and Timber Creek were to meet in the early-week game before spending Friday taking on other key district foes which could be an early barometer of how the race may take shape in District 6-5A’s girls basketball season.

Timber Creek got off an early district victory when they beat Byron Nelson, 31-29, in overtime last week.

Jazz Mayson scored 15 to lead the Lady Falcons.

“We struggled in the first half, only scoring nine points,” admitted Timber Creek head coach Tina DeMichele.

“I don’t know if it was the jitters of the first district game or playing one of our few home games so far,” DeMichele said.

Timber Creek may have also been feeling the effects of missing key players Sydney Nunley and Lauren Freeman due to injury.

“We stuck together,” DeMichele said, noting their comeback win included erasing a 17-point deficit in the third quarter. “Once we get everybody back, we should be back into the swing of things.”

After facing Ridge, Timber Creek will travel to play Denton Ryan on Friday.

Fossil Ridge, although losing its first district game Northwest, 62-52, is looking to put all its weapons together to get back on track against the Lady Falcons and then will have its hands full again on Friday, as the Lady Panthers will host Denton Guyer.

Even in the loss to Northwest, Ridge’s Grayson Bright scored 21 and Ty’Kiera Henry added 18.

Keller went into district play on the heels of a big 48-47 win over Carroll.

The Lady Indians needed more than momentum, though, in their first district game against Denton Guyer.

Keller dropped the game with Guyer on Friday, 55-47.

Ryanne Johnson continues to be a key scoring threat for Keller. She tallied 19 in the Guyer game and was supported by Victoria Gonzalez, who added 10 points.

Keller will look to get back on track this week with games at Central and on Friday at Byron Nelson.

Central, which is also 0-1 after a loss to Denton Ryan, will be at Northwest on Friday.

Samantha Cary leads the Lady Chargers attack. She scored 15 points in the Ryan loss.