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Girls basketball playoff picture comes to life
Haleigh Blocker drives to the hoop during the Falls City Beaverettes’ 80-17 thrashing of Yorktown last week.
With only one game remaining as of press time, it is now clear to see who is in and who is out in terms of basketball playoffs for the ladies. As good fortune would have it, six of the area’s seven schools have qualified for the postseason. Unfortunately, the Lady Brahmas of Stockdale will miss out this year.
In Class 5A, the East Central Hornets had an interesting season under new Head Coach Ginger Hartman. The Hornets put together a 10-18 overall record, and were 3-6 in district play. While not what the team had hoped for, it was still enough to grab the fourth and final playoff spot from District 28-5A. East Central will draw a No. 1 seed in the first round of playoff competition, and will certainly have its work cut out in order to stay in the postseason.
Floresville had a terrific year once again, amassing a 22-10 overall record, and a District 29-4A mark of 12-1. As of press time Monday, the Jaguars were alone atop the standings, but the Lady Panthers of Medina Valley are nipping on their heels. The two teams were scheduled to play Feb. 4 in Medina Valley. A Jaguar win would give sole ownership of the district title to Floresville, and Medina Valley would finish second. If Medina Valley gets the “W,” however, the teams split the district title. The Lady Panthers would then enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, with Floresville at No. 2.
The Lady Bears have been state-ranked throughout the year, and can boast an impressive 24-5 overall record. The team from La Vernia has been perfect in district play at 9-0, and was primed to finish out an unbeaten district season Feb. 4 in Poteet. Sam Houston finishes second in 28-3A, two games behind La Vernia.
District 28-2A is always exciting, and this year proved no different. The state-ranked Hallettsville Lady Brahmas secured first-place honors with a 2-point win over Poth last Tuesday, but the Pirettes will finish solid, and were 9-2 in district play at press time. It was just ahead of their final regular-season game, a district meeting with Luling.
Nixon-Smiley had its share of ups and downs this season, but still played well enough to grab the fourth and final spot in 28-2A behind Hallettsville, Poth, and Karnes City. The Lady Mustangs were set to close out the season at home against Hallettsville, but the outcome has no effect on the finishing order of either team.
The sixth and final team to make the playoffs from the area is Falls City. With the Beaverettes’ 71-22 win over Kenedy last Friday, Falls City clinched the District 30-1A championship. Class 1A sends just three teams into the playoffs, though, so the Beaverettes will enjoy a first-round bye before returning to action in the area championship round.
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Basketball Scores (November 25, 2015)
Falls City wins area championship (November 25, 2015)
Hornets receive all-district honors (November 25, 2015)
Jaguars host 40th annual tournament (November 25, 2015)
Julie Kosub signs with UIW (November 25, 2015)
Justus Parker named all-conference (November 25, 2015)
La Vernia Bears eliminated in area football playoff (November 25, 2015)
Bears destroy Hawks, 70-7 (November 18, 2015)
Beaverettes outlast Lady Mustangs in season opener (November 18, 2015)
Beavers advance with win over Burton (November 18, 2015)
Brahmas drop playoff game (November 18, 2015)
Hornets’ playoff run ends to Stevens (November 18, 2015)
Jaguars start with two wins in pre-district games (November 18, 2015)
Lady Bears eliminated in regional quarterfinals (November 18, 2015)
Pirates fall in bi-district playoff (November 18, 2015)
Pirettes eliminated in Region IV final (November 18, 2015)
Varsity Basketball Scores (November 18, 2015)
East Central falls to O’Connor in bi-district playoff (November 11, 2015)
East Central Hornets dominate South San Bobcats (November 11, 2015)
Katie Foster leads Pirates of Southwestern University (November 11, 2015)
La Vernia runs strong at state (November 11, 2015)
La Vernia trounces Robstown to close out district (November 11, 2015)
Lady Bears knock off state-ranked team in area playoff (November 11, 2015)
Lady Brahmas win bi-district, eliminated in area play (November 11, 2015)
Pirettes win pair of playoffs, advance to regionals (November 11, 2015)
Poth tops Karnes City to close out regular season (November 11, 2015)
River City Wrestling hosts fan night at Retama Park (November 11, 2015)
Stockdale Brahmas blank Nixon-Smiley in district finale (November 11, 2015)
Akin leads Brahmas, qualifies for state (November 4, 2015)
Bears pound Eagles for 50-point win (November 4, 2015)
Beavers make perfect run through regular season (November 4, 2015)
Brahmas down Badgers to move ahead in district (November 4, 2015)
FHS Jaguars miss volleyball playoffs (November 4, 2015)
Floresville Middle School tops San Marcos tennis teams (November 4, 2015)
Hornets lose second-half shootout in Corpus Christi (November 4, 2015)
Jaguar basketball gets going (November 4, 2015)
La Vernia runners advance to state (November 4, 2015)
Matthew Montgomery competes in international weightlifting (November 4, 2015)
Mustangs stampede Natalia (November 4, 2015)
Pirettes top Lady Brahmas in playoff (November 4, 2015)
Poth gets shut out in Blanco (November 4, 2015)
Tigers end season with loss to Alamo Heights Mules (November 4, 2015)
Varsity volleyball scores (November 4, 2015)