Texarkana, Texas — The third phase of the season is here for the Liberty-Eylau Lady Leopards basketball program.
The Lady Leopards (21-7) will face Tyler Chapel Hill in the bi-district round of the playoffs tonight at Maverick Gym on the campus of Marshall High School.
"We're confident heading into the game," Liberty-Eylau head coach Lamarcus Franklin said. "They're an athletic team but I think we may have the edge on them athletically.
"I think we match up really well and as long as we take care of our assignments, we should be fine."
Breanna Webster, Haven Johnson, Myah Hurd, Zarria Jones, Tytianna Crabtree, Tamara Norris, Janiya Sanders, Jakai Ray, Ebonee Roquemore, Kayla Crabtree, Bryana Block, Cierra Manley, Bre Adams, Joquoye Williams and Alexandria Threats make up the Leopards' roster for their bi-district game.
"One thing we decided with our scheduling was our last three games would be on the road," Franklin said. "I think we've adjusted well to the routine of getting on the road and getting off the bus, ready to play.
"I think we'll be fine there and mentally, our girls have been preparing all week focusing on their tasks ahead."
Chapel Hill has outscored opponents 994 to 752, but enters today's matchup with the Leopards on a two-game losing streak.
L-E has outscored the opposition 1100 to 842 this season and will start the playoffs on a three-game winning streak.
"We're going to go out there and give it the best shot we got," Franklin said. "We've worked extremely hard as a team to get to this point and I expect the girls to come out and play our game. We as a coaching staff, can't as much more than that."
The winner will face Brownsboro or Caddo Mills in the area round.