TIMPSON, Texas — Texas High rides a 3-game win streak into tonight's Class 5A bi-district girls basketball game.
The Lady Tigers face Huntsville in the first round of the playoffs at 6 p.m. at Timpson High School.
The Lady Hornets (18-6) have won 13 in a row and were the District 16-5A champion. Texas High (11-9) finished tied for third in 15-5A but moved to the fourth seed via tiebreakers.
"Watching film on Huntsville, I think we can play with them," Lady Tiger head coach Shonda Wilson said. "We need to take care of the ball and limit our turnovers. They play in transition, just like we do, and if we play well I like our chances to get a win.
"They run a full-court press the entire game, and so we've been working on different press-breaks."
Post Amari Morrison, guard Cashlin Gooden and forward/guard Ashlyn Stiger are the seniors for THS. The junior class includes guards Ashanti Northcross, Jalyn Golette and Braveon Hunt. Sophomore Emma Prince played all season at the varsity level, and Dayna Woods, Teiara Brown, Anna Shultz and Kiara Martin were occasionally brought up.
That group will be joined by freshmen Zoe Vanderhoof, Anna Lee — both who saw some varsity action — Kemaurih James and Kemiya Beasley on the postseason roster.
"With being off for two weeks, we're healthy and have been working on getting up and down the court quickly," Wilson said. "We've had some good intra-squad games. We've been doing a lot of shooting because we need to knock some shots down from the perimeter. I think the girls are ready."
The winner advances to next week's area round to play either North Forney or Cleburne, who played Thursday.