Basketball season is beginning to heat up with area teams reaching the heart of their district schedules.
Friday night could be a turning point for several of our area teams trying to keep pace in tight, district races.
Here’s a look at where each team will be Friday night and what’s at stake.
The Crimson Tide (12-7) are still alive in the district 1-4A race, but their chances at a district title took a hit after a home loss to Fair Park Tuesday. Now, the Tide make a difficult road trip to Bossier to take on the Bossier Bearkats. Bossier is 15-9 on the season and have won back-to-back games over Huntington and Woodlawn.
The Lady Tiders (15-8) will have a tough time with the Lady Bearkats as well. Head coach Jacob Brown and his girls are in need of a district win after consecutive losses to Benton and Fair Park.
The Warriors find themselves in an unfamiliar position. Having dropped their first three, district contests, Lakeside needs an upset of Red River to remain relevant to the 1-2A discussion. They’ll have to beat the Bulldogs on their home floor to do so.
The Lady Warriors are in the same position and up against a wildly, talented Lady Bulldog bunch.
The Apaches saw their blistering-hot streak come to an end in Farmerville Tuesday night against the Union Christian Academy Lions. UCA boasts a big, athletic lineup and disrupted the Apaches offensive rhythm. Getting back on track won’t be easy on the road against the Tallulah Academy Trojans. In their last meeting, Glenbrook came away with a three-point victory in Minden. The Apaches are currently 4-3 in district play.
The Glenbrook Lady Apaches continue to roll and have now run their record to 19-1 on the season, the lone loss to No. 1-ranked Claiborne Academy in Minden. The Lady Apaches will have another tough test on their hands with the Tallulah Lady Trojans on their home floor.
If Glenbrook can take down Tallulah, the Lady Apaches will play at Claiborne Academy next Tuesday for the district’s top spot with one game remaining in 6AA play.
The Panthers are set to begin district play Friday night when they play host to Weston in Doyline.
The Panthers played a brutal non-district schedule and have come out tougher for it. Friday night will give us a glimpse at whether or not Doyline is for real.
The Lady Panthers are in the same boat, although they struggled through the first half of the season. However, if they can put it together for district play it could be an exciting time to be a Panther.