Win and advance

Girls’ basketball gets opening round playoff win

Maddie Owens

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor

The girls’ basketball team defeated Little Elm 52-46 Monday in the first round of 5A playoffs to advance to the second round. The team looked to be in cruise control with a 20 point lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Lobos rallied to make things close.

“Being able to play three really really solid quarters defensively we were up 39-19 and quite frankly, it could’ve got ugly, but we got a little gassed, we only played two or three people off the bench,” head coach Ross Reedy said. “They had a fourth quarter that made the game more interesting than it needed to be.”

During District 13-5A play, the team would play every Tuesday and Friday, but for the second round, they will get an extra day of rest.

“Between first round and second round these past couple years we’ve played Monday- Thursday, but we couldn’t make that happen,” Reedy said. “Today was about getting rehabilitated and then we go into our scouting report the next couple days.”

The team will play North Forney High School on Friday at Naaman Forest for the second round of playoffs. The two teams met in the first game of the season with the Redhawks winning 57-24.

“Tomorrow we’re going to start watching film over our next team,” senior Rebecca Lescay said. “We’ll work on our offense for this game and mainly for the games to come.”

Having already played North Forney is valuable, but the team does it’s best to prepare as much as possible for any potential playoff opponent.  

“We did a scouting report for two or three games that really helped us,” senior Rebecca Lescay said. “We did get that big lead and we had the potential to beat them by 20 plus but after a while we got tired and made bad decisions, but the ultimate goal was to win and we did that.”