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Boys basketball teams prep for postseason
While the area’s girls basketball teams are preparing to play their first playoff games this week, the boys are still wrapping up their regular district schedule this week, and many will advance into the postseason.
In Class 5A competition, the East Central Hornets had a bit of an up-and-down season, coming up with several big wins, but also suffering some unexpected losses. The Hornets have done more than enough to reach the playoffs, though, and will finish second in District 28-5A. While the Corpus Christi Carroll Tigers will win the district title, the Hornets will go in as the No. 2 seed, pitting them against a No. 3 seed from another district.
After dropping their first district game of the season to Harlandale, the Floresville Tigers have been on a tear in Class 4A. Floresville has rattled off 12 straight district wins since that first loss, including a 58-43 victory over Harlandale. Assuming both the Tigers and Indians win their final games Feb. 12, the teams will end in a tie as district co-champs. The tie will likely be broken by a coin toss to determine who enters the district as the No. 1 seed, and who goes in as No. 2. Either way, the Tigers have put together a great season, and are heading into postseason play.
In Class 3A action, the La Vernia Bears find themselves tied for second place in District 28-3A, with one game to play. Their final game, scheduled for Feb. 12, was to be against Somerset, the team tied with La Vernia for second place. Sam Houston will win the district title regardless of the outcome in its final game, and the winner between La Vernia and Somerset will claim the No. 2 spot. The losing team will still make the playoffs, however, as the No. 3 seed from 28-3A.
It’s a bit more complicated in District 28-2A, though, as the crowded district battles for three playoff positions. While Hallettsville has wrapped up the first-place spot, the Poth Pirates played well this season and have claimed the No. 2 spot. The third and final spot is still up in the air, however, as either Schulenburg or Stockdale will make a claim for it. As of press time, the two teams were tied in records, but the head-to-head tiebreaker goes to Schulenburg. If Schulenburg were to lose to Karnes City in its final game, and Stockdale beats district-leading Hallettsville, the Brahmas will get in. Unfortunately, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs have been mathematically eliminated.
In Class 1A play, the Beavers got another late start to the basketball season because of their deep playoff run in football. Still, Falls City has been playing well, and will once again grab a playoff spot. The Beavers were scheduled to wrap up District 30-1A DI play at Three Rivers, and will then turn their attention to the postseason. Falls City will finish second, just behind Yorktown and ahead of Runge.
For playoff information, including opponents, dates, times, and locations, visit www.wilsoncountynews.com.
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