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Girls basketball teams enter playoffs
Following the final regular season girls basketball games played Feb. 8, the stage was set for the 2011 playoffs. Four of the seven area teams qualified for the postseason this year, and two walked away with district titles.
While the girls varsity teams from East Central, La Vernia, and Nixon-Smiley each came up a little short, Floresville, Poth, Stockdale, and Falls City all made the playoffs.
The Floresville Jaguars finished the regular season in a tie for third place in District 30-4A. The Jags broke their tie with Gregory-Portland by virtue of a coin toss, but luck was not with them. After losing the coin toss, the Jaguars were set to enter the playoffs as the district’s fourth seed.
The playoff brackets are set up to pit each fourth-seeded team against a champion from another district in the first round. The Jags were scheduled to face Kennedy High School -- the District 29-4A champions -- in the first round. The game was set for Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Alamo Heights.
In Class 2A competition, two of the area’s three teams made the cut this season. The Poth Pirettes finished the year as the District 30-2A champs, and the Stockdale Lady Brahmas finished third in District 29-2A behind the teams from Marion and Luling.
The Pirettes finished their district season with a perfect 14-0 record. Unlike Classes 4- and 5A, districts in Class 2A only send three teams into the postseason. Because of this, the district champs each earn a first-round bye. Poth will receive an automatic trip to the second round of the playoffs, where it will await the winner of the game between Bishop and Santa Rosa.
The Lady Brahmas of Stockdale also had a good year, and finished third in District 29-2A to grab the final playoff spot. The Lady Brahmas experienced their highs and lows, but won games when they needed to, and locked up the final spot in the district. The Lady Brahmas were scheduled to face the Karnes City Lady Badgers Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Floresville.
The Falls City Beaverettes have been state-ranked throughout the entire season, and the team lived up to its billing by winning the District 31-1A title with a perfect 8-0 district record. Like the Pirettes, the Beaverettes will enjoy a first-round bye, and will resume competition during the second round of the playoffs. Falls City will face the winner of the game between Sabinal and Johnson City.
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