The first round of the girls basketball district schedule has shown a few surprises, but most coaches have come to expect those surprises in District 14-5A play.
One fact which may not be a surprise is that Timberview is tied for second place in the standings heading into this week.
Timberview, however, may be a little disappointed that it is sharing the spot with Red Oak.
Timberview lost to Red Oak, 40-38, to drop to 6-2 in the district standings last Friday. They were able to win over Ennis, 57-48, earlier in the week.
“We are disappointed that we didn’t close out the first half alone in second,” said Timberview head coach Kit Martin.
In the nine-team district, there’s still plenty of basketball to be played and the road ahead can still be filled with even more surprises.
“We know that anything can happen in these next eight games and that everyone is gunning to get in the playoffs,” Martin said. “Nothing is a given and we will have to fight every night.”
The first “surprise” of the season may have been at the very outset, when Timberview beat Summit and started the Lady Jaguars on their 0-3 start.
The Lady Wolves were to take on Summit on Tuesday to start the second round of district play. They will have a bye on Friday and will be at Lancaster on Tuesday.
The game between Timberview and Summit is one which Martin referred to as “pivotal matchup with two evenly matched teams” as there were just two points separating the teams in the first game.
In the loss to Red Oak, Timberview trailed by one at the half and took the lead in the third quarter. The Lady Wolves were not able to stave off Red Oak down the stretch, though.
A key issue for the Lady Wolves against Red Oak was going 1-for-12 from the free throw line.
Trelynn Tyler led the Lady Wolves with 12 points in the loss.
Summit lost to Red Oak by just two points last week as well. The loss dropped them to 4-4, but Summit is still in the hunt for a playoff spot as the teams head into the second round of district play.
After the rematch with Timberview, Summit will be at Lancaster on Friday.
As for remainder of the pack, Legacy and Lake Ridge are both still in contention with 3-5 marks.
Legacy picked up a win over Lancaster last week, but became the most recent victim of Sequin on Friday.
This week, the Lady Broncos will look to rebound and get back on track against Waxahachie and then another showdown with Lake Ridge on Friday.
Legacy has at least a possible mental edge, as they have the first-round win over Lake Ridge.
Lake Ridge also felt the wrath of Seguin last week and also fell to Waxahachie.
The Lady Eagles had Tuesday as their bye slot and should be prepped and ready to go on Friday for the Legacy game.
Mansfield went 1-1 last week with a win over Grand Prairie, 47-37. Lindsey Wurm led the team with 19 points. Ki’Asha Harris added 12, and Whitney Yates had seven points.
Their loss came at the hands of powerful DeSoto, 71-35.