Staying alive for playoff drive

Boys win, girls celebrate district championship


Amelia Jáuregui

When the Redhawks and Rangers matched up in January, both the boys’ team and the girls’ team came away with wins at Lone Star. But on Friday in The Nest, the girls’ team lost 33-28, with the boys’ team staying alive in their chase for the playoffs, getting the win 51-48.

Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

It’s not quite March, but basketball madness is starting to heat up in District 9-5A play as the girls’ and boys’ teams took on the Lone Star Rangers on Tuesday in The Nest. 

Bringing an end to the girl’s District 9-5A play, the Redhawks lost 33-28, but had already clinched the district championship.

“We’re really excited about it,” head coach Ross Reedy said. “To come in and win a district championship in a really competitive district is hard, and now we’re really excited about starting playoffs.”

Ending their district season with a 16-2 record, the team is poised to play Lovejoy either Monday or Tuesday. 

“Now the playoffs are going to be tough because so many of the toughest teams are in our district,” Reedy said. “The district next to us and so it’ll be tough, but we’re really excited.”

For the boys’ team, losing was not an option if the team is going to make the playoffs. On Tuesday, the Redhawks were able to hold off the Rangers and win 51-48.

Sitting in 5th place in the district standings, and one game out of a tie for fourth, the team’s final  two more games will be the difference between making playoffs or an end to the season. 

“We feel confident,” head coach Stephen Friar said. “We want to go out on a high note and let the chips fall where they may when it comes to playoffs. We just want to enjoy it while we have these last two moments together to play.”