Mansfield Sports

Timberview girls basketball’s streak continues, but nobody’s talking

Timberview guard Hailee Walls (4) shoots in the win against Summit.
Timberview guard Hailee Walls (4) shoots in the win against Summit. Star-Telegram

It may just be icing on the cake, but Timberview’s Lady Wolves keep adding wins to their record, void of losses.

The cake – a trip to the playoffs – appears to be imminent for Timberview’s basketball team, going to 9-0 in District 14-5A (23-0 overall) after taking care of business against Summit last week.

Another serving of frosting is the state’s No. 1 ranking in Class 5A.

Friday was a bye date for Timberview, but they’ll be taking on Lancaster and playing at Seguin next week.

With any streak or undefeated season, discussion can be avoided, for fear of jinxing the record. Certainly, one doesn’t comment to a pitcher in the late innings about the perfect game possibility.

But it’s business as usual for Timberview.

“We honestly have not said a word about it,” said Timberview head coach Kit Kyle Martin. “We look at the next game as the one we can win. It is the only way I know to attack opponents – one opponent at a time.”

The solid win over Summit, a 73-48 difference, marked the start of the second loop through the district schedule.

“It was [solid]. It was very solid when we needed it most,” Martin added.

Summit’s only losses are to Timberview and the team sits in second place.

After Friday’s game with Lancaster (which results were unavailable due to the early holiday deadline), Summit was taking on Arlington Seguin and then traveling to Waxahachie.

The Friday game with the Lady Indians will be yet another pivotal game – not just for the Lady Jaguars – but for the remainder of the district’s playoff contenders.

Summit won the first meeting with Waxahachie, 58-47.

Waxahachie is looking to maintain its slim lead over Lake Ridge and Legacy for the third place spot.

Legacy lost to Waxahachie last week, 59-47, to drop to 5-4.

It was a game which, with a win, could have given Legacy the tiebreaker over the Lady Indians and a step up in the standings.

With Legacy then facing Lake Ridge last Friday after the deadline, the race for the playoff spots will continue to intensify.

The Lady Broncos had to move past the defeat and focus on Lake Ridge, though.

“We are done with Tuesday [the Waxahachie game] and ready for Friday,” said Legacy head coach Michelle Morris.

Lake Ridge, in addition to the Legacy matchup, has Ennis and Red Oak this week.

Mansfield notched a district victory, beating Haltom, 42-35 last week.

Lindsey Wurm scored 22 points for Mansfield to lead the Lady Tigers. She was supported by Halei Wortham, who added 10.

After South Grand Prairie on the schedule Friday, the Lady Tigers are at home this week with Cedar Hill and Midlothian.