Both Brownfield Cubs and Lady Cubs get back into district play in Basketball Tuesday night against Denver City. The #10 Lady Cubs hope to continue their undefeated district season as they host the Fillies. The Lady Cubs have already taken down three of their six district foes, Dimmitt 54-19, Friona 101-17, and Muleshoe 58-20, and averaging 71 points a game in district, plus allowing an average of 18.6 points against them.
The Lady Cubs are now 3-0 in district action and will get to test the other three district teams. The Fillies in the past few years has been a competitive squad, however this season they are 2-2 in district and fell to Littlefield and Muleshoe. Look to see how the starting five Lady Cubs come out in the first period and create havoc for the Fillies.
The Cubs are also undefeated in district competition. They are 2-0 and have upended Friona 80-37 and Muleshoe 65-46. DC also has win against the same two teams beating Friona 56-34 and Muleshoe 45-21. The Cubs are 8-5 on the season and have had more the 50 points scored on them in four of their eight wins. In all six of the Mustangs wins, no team has scored over 50 points.
With both teams looking somewhat the same, at least on paper, and that they are rivals, they should fight till the very end. The Cubs could be 3-0 in district if they don’t let the Mustangs defense get their way.
Moving on to the smaller schools in the county. Both Meadow girls and Wellman-Union girls will begin district Tuesday night. Although both schools sit in District 7 – 1A, they won’t matchup until next Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021.
The Lady Broncos earned a post season spot last season and are hopeful the same will happen this year. With the re-alignments and powerhouse Ropes out of the way, they could possibly be vying for a district title.
The Lady Broncos will host a Dawson team who has not fielded a team in three seasons. Coach Tarr said, I’m expecting my girls to show up and compete and show the growth we have learned over the beginning of the season.” With the graduation of Zoey Hunt, Tarr will have to rely on some younger players to get the job done. “We are young and still have a big learning curve to work through. We look good at times, but we are working to make it consistent and go fight during district play.” Tarr said. Expect to see Meadow jump out to a 1-0 district record at the end of the buzzer tomorrow night.
Across the county, the Wellman-Union Lady Cats will host Loop tomorrow night. Last season Coach Kidd and company lost to Loop in the first cycle of district action and failed to make it to the post season. Like Meadow, the UIL re-alignments were also good to WU. With Ropes out of the way, and some more experience on the team, the Lady Cats could also be playing for a district title.
The Lady Cats have had a short season thus far due to other teams cancelling games because of COVID. Unlike Meadow having already played 16 games, the Lady Cats have only had nine games and won two of those. Of course, those seven losses were to #7 Westbrook, #13 Sands, #16 Lorenzo, #1 TAPPS 2A Southcrest and two 2A squads and a 3A squad. Coach Kidd said this about their opening district game, “It’s gonna be a tough fight but we are expecting to compete. We are going to play our game and adjust as needed. We’ve got to stay on our bridge and win the mental battle.” Look for the Lady Cats to be 1-0 at the end of the night and some confidence for the next game when they host #14 Whiteface.