A peek at girls playoff picture
With only a single game remaining, as of press time, the playoff picture has become pretty clear for the area’s high school girls basketball teams. And when the postseason begins, five of seven schools will still be on the court.
In Class 5A play, the Lady Hornets of East Central clinched a spot in the playoffs this past Friday with their win over Southwest. The Lady Hornets will finish third in District 28-5A regardless of what happens in their final game. They are likely to face another San Antonio team in the playoffs, and it looks like it may be Stevens, the team to finish second behind state-ranked Jay in District 27-5A.
The new district was good to Floresville this season, as the Jaguars will finish no worse than in a tie for first place. With one game to play, the Jags sit atop District 29-4A with a 12-1 record. Harlandale was a game back at 11-2, and was set to close out its season against Southside, a team tied for third. Floresville was set to play Medina Valley, the other team tied for third. Winning their final district game will guarantee Floresville the district title, and give them the better path in the playoffs.
With the Lady Bears’ win over Hawkins last Friday evening, La Vernia locked up the third and final playoff position out of District 28-3A. Sam Houston and Somerset finished on top, and La Vernia was two games in front of Hawkins with just one left to play. The Lady Bears are likely to face either Navarro or Fredericksburg in the first round of the playoffs. La Vernia fell to Navarro earlier this season in non-district play, but did not face Fredericksburg.
In Class 2A, things proved once again to be extremely competitive in District 28-2A. While both Stockdale and Nixon-Smiley will not see postseason play, Poth is in as either the first or second seed. The Pirettes were tied with Schulenburg at press time, each having lost one game to the other. The Pirettes were set to finish out their season against Luling, a team they beat earlier in the year by nearly 40 points. Schulenburg will finish out the year in Stockdale, and the Lady Brahmas have the chance to play spoiler. While the Lady Horns would still be in, even with a loss in Stockdale, a loss to the Lady Brahmas and a Pirette win would give Poth the district title.
Last, but certainly not least, are the Falls City Beaverettes of District 30-1A DI. The Beaverettes are in, and likely have the district won. They did need to defeat Pettus to lock up the title, but Falls City beat the Lady Eagles by 60 earlier in the season, so it shouldn’t be an issue. With a district title will also come a free pass during the first round of playoffs.
Any district playoffs that are needed will take place later this week, and the first round of postseason play will be held early next week. Be sure to check the Wilson County News updates for playoff information and results.