Weatherford Democrat

January 11, 2013

District bearings taking shape


Weatherford Democrat

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By GREG WEBB

Although the Springtown varsity boys are just now getting into district basketball competition, or will be at 7:30 p.m. in Lake Worth, some county teams will be at the mid-point of their league slates after tonight’s games are decided for Class 3A and above.

The Aledo Ladycats were tested in Granbury on Tuesday, but came out on top to maintain its undefeated status in district play. 

A familiar spot for head coach Rusty Johnson’s AHS girls, who have been a fixture at the pinnacle of the standings for several seasons, Aledo (4-0) hosts Trimble Tech (3-1) on Saturday, with an opportunity to further distance itself from the field.

The Weatherford varsity girls, sporting a 4-2 District 3-5A mark after demolishing Paschal on Tuesday, will face a tough test in its mid-point contest on Friday, taking on another Lady Panthers squad, this time at North Crowley. 

Currently sharing a berth with Arlington Martin in third place, the Lady Roos could boost their district position, and likely their confidence as well, with a win over North Crowley. The WHS girls are hitting a tough part of the schedule, so every win they can notch will help get a leg up on Lamar, who may be Weatherford’s contender for a postseason slot.

State-ranked Kennedale looks to be the bell cow for District 6-3A in the girls division, and early returns indicate a looming battle between Springtown and Mineral Wells for the runner-up spot. Round 1 of the Pojo-Rams match will be on Tuesday at Mineral Wells. If both hold serve on Friday, will make for a meaningful mid-season contest.

The Weatherford Roos will try to recover from the heart-breaking loss to Paschal on Tuesday and try to pin an upset on Arlington Martin Friday to break into the win column.

 Aledo’s boys dropped a close decision to Granbury on Tuesday, and sorely needs to steal a win from Trimble Tech or Arlington Heights to remain in the middle of the pack prior to the second round of district play. District 7-4A can stay crowded at the top with the three bottom dwellers absorbing losses.