The Harper Ladyhorns basketball team won the bi-district championship against Charlotte in commanding fashion and are headed to the second round of the playoffs against Yorktown sometime in the near future.
The Area matchup against Yorktown was scheduled to be played on Tuesday, Feb. 16 but the severe winter weather storms that shut down schools and Texas roads last week also postponed high school playoff basketball games.
“With wintery conditions delaying basketball games, UIL will be extending certi fication deadlines. Once we know more about when travel conditions will improve, UIL will communicate extensions to facilitate girls’ basketball playoff rounds and the completion of boys’ basketball district play,” according to Charles Breithaupt, executive director of UIL. “There are no plans for determining playoff round winners via coin toss. We will release a plan that allows for games to be played once more information is available related to the weather.”
Last Thursday’s playoff game against Charlotte was also in jeopardy because of a positive COVID test.
Three days before Thursday’s game against Harper, Charlotte Coach Nick Campos got a call that one of his players tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Pleasanton Express newspaper.
“Later in the day, Campos got a call saying the test was wrong,” stated the Pleasanton Express. “This means the Charlotte Trojanettes were back in the playoffs.”
In Hondo, the Ladyhorns (19-5, 8-4), seemed to give Charlotte (13-4, 9-3), another scare with all five Harper starters scoring in double digits during the Ladyhorns’ 91-31 victory over the Trojanettes on Thursday, Feb. 11.
This secured them a spot in round two of the playoffs against the undefeated Yorktown Wildcats at 22-0.
Yorktown’s Seely Metting scored 34 points in the bi-district matchup against George West that the Wildcats won, 68-46.
Scoring: Rachel Perkins 25, Kylie Wolsey 19, Whitney Spaeth 17, Carter Wood 12, Talli Millican 9.
Assists: Millican 7
Rebounds: Wolsey 10, Millican 7.
Blocks: Wolsey 11.