Mansfield Sports

Timberview girls hoops stays undefeated; Summit, Lake Ridge go 2-0

The Timberview girls basketball team went to 11-0, 2-0 (District 14-5A) after it cruised past Lancaster in the district opener, 77-35.

The Lady Wolves will look to continue their streak this week with games against Seguin and then at Waxahachie on Friday.

Summit and Lake Ridge both went 2-0 in the early goings of district play with a showdown of the two teams coming on Friday at the Lady Eagles’ home court.

Lake Ridge had a big win over Legacy early in the week, 56-51.

“I thought our seniors showed tremendous poise in the final couple of minutes,” said Lake Ridge head coach Stephani Gray.

It was certainly a team effort with several Lady Eagles playing key roles.

“Kennedy Burks had some key rebounds, Aryn Chambliss hit a couple of clutch free throws and Kylie Collins hit the long-range three at the end,” Gray said. “Candria Carter had a great defensive game for us that night and Jasmine Croskey played with a lot of confidence. It really was a total team effort. Everyone has a role to play – whether it’s coming off the bench and giving us a great defensive spark or being a beast on the boards … our kids play for each other.”

Gray added that their “monster pre-season schedule” has the Lady Eagles battle-tested for the district schedule ahead.

Lake Ridge has Red Oak on Tuesday and then the Summit game on Friday.

Legacy, 1-1 after the loss to Lake Ridge, had last Friday off and will take on Ennis early in the week. Friday, the Lady Broncos will host Red Oak.

Grace Daniels scored 20 points for Legacy in the Lake Ridge loss, while Channa Parvin added 11.

Legacy and Summit will square off on Tuesday.

Summit went to 2-0 in district with wins last week over Lancaster and Seguin. In the win over Seguin, 71-49, Amber Dixon went off for 28 points for Summit. Summit lost to Timberview on Dec. 1 so has a 2-1 district record entering the week.

Waxahachie is the early-week game for Summit before the game on Friday at Lake Ridge.

Mansfield was beaten by Cedar Hill in the first district game of the season, but it wasn’t exactly as it may appear.

Although Cedar Hill was on top at the end of the game, 73-33, the Lady Tigers had made a game of it until midway through the third quarter.

Mansfield had a strong run early in the period and had cut the deficit to just six. Then Cedar Hill scored almost as many points in the final quarter (32) as Mansfield had for the game.

The Lady Tigers have another competitive week ahead and will need to find a way to get back on track as they have Midlothian and, on Friday, Duncanville.

“Honestly, my girls played great for three quarters,” Mansfield head coach Kate Goldberg said. “Our girls work hard for us and the mental aspect of believing is in full force. This group is hungry. They just need to stick four good quarters together instead of three.”