Time is running out for the Trinity boys basketball team (3-5 in District 7-6A) to edge its way into the playoff picture, starting this week with the second game against school district rival Bell. The Trojans won the first meeting back on Jan. 9 by a 55-40 final.
Trinity has been up and down the past few weeks, losing to district foes Coppell, Richland and Haltom while notching victories against solid teams such as Southlake Carroll and Colleyville Heritage.
The Trojans have another meeting against Carroll remaining on the schedule but face Coppell and Richland to finish the season.
The Lady Trojans (8-1) entered the week trailing first-place Carroll by just one game, while the Lady Blue Raiders at 5-4 look to have a safe-enough lead over Haltom, Richland and Coppell to make the postseason with the fourth berth.
The biggest game in the 7-6A regular season will be Friday, when the Lady Trojans host Carroll for a chance to grab at least a share of the district championship. Trinity was set to visit Bell for the Tuesday game and will finish its season Feb. 10 at Coppell.
The Lady Raiders wrap up their season with games Friday at Colleyville Heritage and Feb. 10 hosting Haltom.
District opens with for Bell with Trinity playing host at Pennington Field on Tuesday. The Raiders got off to a good start in non-district, notching victories over the likes of DeSoto (twice) and Justin Northwest.
The Trojans lost 2-0 to Colleyville Heritage to open district competition last Tuesday. They've got another tough challenge at perennial contender Carroll at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Lady Trojans split their first two district games last week, losing the opener 2-1 to Heritage before defeating Haltom 2-0. On tap this week is rival Bell on Monday, followed by hosting Carroll at 7:30 pm. Friday.
For the Lady Raiders, the Friday match-up comes against another tough district rival as they travel to Heritage at 7:15 p.m. Friday. - Stephen English