The Mansfield Legacy and Timberview girls basketball teams are making the most of the non-district playing opportunities in addition to jumping on the start of league play.
Both teams captured tournament titles and more importantly their opening district games.
Legacy already put a big district win in the books as it beat Waxahachie 58-54. The Lady Broncos then took the weekend to play in the Burleson Elk Invitational tournament and went 4-1 en route to the championship.
The lone loss in the tournament, to Bryan Rudder, was made up for with a resounding 24-point win in the finals.
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“It was a great tournament for us,” said Legacy head coach Michelle Morris.
There were three Lady Broncos who hit double figures in the finals: Sophie Hannabas and Bethany Ross had 11 points, while Marlissa Morris added 10. Channa Parvin and Cyliest Smith each had nine points for Legacy.
Up this week was an early district schedule pivotal game with Lake Ridge. Of course, in District 14-5A, every district game will be pivotal.
Timberview also jumped head-first into the district slate last week and picked up a win over Summit, 63-45.
Kennedy Carter made her debut for Timberview in the win, throwing in 26 points. Hailee Walls added 15 points for the Lady Wolves.
While they were on a roll, the Lady Wolves rolled through the Cowtown Classic Tournament in Fort Worth, going 4-0 in the tournament and boosting their overall mark to 9-0.
Their wins were all easily decided except for their finals win over Denton Guyer, 52-50.
Carter was outstanding in the win for Timberview, scoring 29 points.
After a Tuesday game with Naaman Forest, Timberview will be back in district play as the team travels to Lancaster on Friday.
Lake Ridge also competed in the Burleson tournament and came out with a 3-2 record.
The Lady Eagles lost their first two games but stormed back to pick up wins over All Saints, Burleson and Keller Fossil Ridge.
The district schedule starts this week for Lake Ridge with the early week game with Legacy and continues as the team hosts Ennis on Friday.
Summit will take on Lancaster this week before playing at Seguin on Friday.
Mansfield blasted Eastern Hills 74-12 and was still to play Azle on Tuesday this week before the start of district play with Cedar Hill on the road.
A loss to North Crowley was suffered earlier last week, but head coach Kate Goldberg knew that experience would ready the Lady Tigers for the tough slate ahead.