By Tom Behrens
Up until this past week, District 19-6A girls and boys basketball teams were working their way through the UIL brackets for a chance to play for the Texas State Championship in basketball. But just like that, now there are no girls playing, and only one boys’ team left – Cinco Ranch.
Langham Creek Lady Lobos ended the Lady Spartans hopes on advancing to the semifinal game in Region III, defeating Seven Lakes 50-46 at Merrell Center, Tuesday.
The Spartans were ahead, but then the Lobos got hot on a 7-0 run to end the first quarter, leading 14-10. In the second quarter the Seven Lakes girls regained their poise, keeping Langham Creek attempting shots from the outside, and running the Spartan quick-pass offense to perfection. A three point play by Priscilla Williams gave the Spartans a 27-24 lead. Point guard, Briley Perkins for Langham Creek, cut the lead to 27-26 at halftime.
Coming out after the halftime break, the Lady Lobos took up where they ended the first half, attacking the Lady Spartan defense, matching the Lobos first quarter high of 14 points. Seven Lakes came back in the fourth quarter netting 12 points, but came up four points short.
The Lady Spartans end their season at 33-4, 12-0. The Lady Lobos continue their surprising season, and play Clear Springs in the semifinals.
Lady Tigers Ousted by Cypress Ranch
The Lady Tigers of Katy High School also didn’t end up with the end result they were shooting for, losing to Cypress Ranch 76-56. Early in the second quarter the Tigers led 19-0, but Cypress Ranch slowly chipped away at the Tiger lead, breaking a tie at 28-28 to take the lead. The Tigers kept the game interesting, trailing 34-37 at halftime.
In the third quarter the Lady Tigers regained the lead at 38-37, but then the Lady Mustangs took control limiting Katy to 22 points, while scoring 39 to put the game out of reach.
Katy closes out their season at 22-11.
In bi-district boys’ playoff games, played Tuesday evening, Seven Lakes lost 56-42 to Bush; Cinco Ranch had a close game with Ridge Point, winning 76-73; and Tompkins lost to Travis, 64-53.