One team’s harrowing victory is another team’s harrowing loss.
Timberview and Summit – for the second time this season – played a tense district matchup, which this time came down to a one-point differential in the final seconds.
Timberview beat Summit to open the district schedule in a two-point decision.
The 47-46 win last week gave the Lady Wolves the tie-breaker over the Lady Jaguars, should the district race come down to splitting hairs.
Summit had forged a 10-point lead, 25-15 at halftime.
But Trelynn Tyler (14 points), Hailee Walls (13 points) and Lauryn Thompson (10 points) helped lead the comeback for Timberview.
Summit was led by Celsi Caraway and Nia Jackson, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.
So, how does Summit develop the consistent high-level play they’ve exhibited at times during the season?
“That is a great question. We have had some really bad breaks in district play,” said Summit head coach Tammy Lusinger, noting they’ve had mental lapses which have allowed teams to go on 6-8 point-to-none runs.
Lusinger sees positives lately, however.
“If we can knock down some of our easy shots and can improve at the free-throw line, I think we are capable of beating anyone in our district,” she said. “However, the talk is over. We must start playing complete games to make the playoffs.”
As it is, Timberview boosted its district mark to 7-2 prior to the game this week with Lancaster. The Lady Wolves will take on Seguin at home this Friday.
Seguin was undefeated at 9-0 prior to their game last Friday against Red Oak, a team which was sitting behind Timberview in the standings.
Lake Ridge dropped to 3-5 after losing to Waxahachie last week and prior to their Friday game with Legacy.
Although it was a 10-point loss to the Lady Indians, Lake Ridge’s Kennedy Burks and Janaya Hines scored in double figures. Dayna DeWitt and Marina Hawkins were the only other Lady Eagles to score in the game.
Lake Ridge was to take on Ennis in the early week before traveling to Red Oak on Friday.
Legacy, following their 68-53 win over Waxahachie, went to 4-5 and tied with Summit for the all-important fourth spot.
The Lady Broncos, after taking on Lake Ridge, were taking on Ennis and then Red Oak.
Grace Daniels led all scorers with 28 points in the win over Waxahachie for Legacy.
Mansfield dropped a non-district tilt with Haltom last week, 39-36.
The Lady Tigers held a 26-25 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold on to the lead.
Lindsey Wurm had 15 points to once again lead the Lady Tigers in scoring.
Although it was a loss for the Lady Tigers, head coach Kate Goldberg found several positives from the non-district matchup.
“The Haltom game was a great move for us,” Goldberg said. “We have a fairly young team and we need court experience. It also helped us to work on end of game scenarios that we have not been able to utilize this far in competition play.”
Mansfield’s Mykel Jones was able to get off a shot with 24 seconds remaining to put the Lady Tigers up by one, but was then called off due a travelling call.
Goldberg’s experience in knowing Haltom coach Mandy Rogers gave Mansfield the stiff competition the coach knew her young squad could benefit from.
“We are looking forward to finishing the first round of district and fighting through the second round for a possible playoff spot,” Goldberg added.
Mansfield was playing South Grand Prairie on Friday and then had Cedar Hill and Midlothian at home on Friday.