Don’t look now, but the hoops season is winding down. Boys teams still have two weeks to go until the postseason, while girls basketball will play their final regular season contests on Feb. 9.
Here’s a look at the week ahead in Webster hoops.
With manners in mind, we’ll start with the ladies.
Minden Lady Tiders: Jacob Brown’s team, which began the year 20-0, has now lost back-to-back games and sits at 25-4. They have a chance to rebound this week, beginning Tuesday night when Woodlawn visits The Palace. If Minden can win that contest they have a chance to sweep the week Friday back in The Palace against Northwood. Both games tip at 6 p.m.
Lakeside Lady Warriors: Rendi Dillard’s Lady Warriors sit at No. 36 in Class 2A, just four spots out of the playoffs. They start the week Tuesday on the road against 2A’s No. 1 team North Caddo before coming home to face D’Arbonne Woods Charter School. Both games tip at 6 p.m.
Glenbrook Lady Apaches: Rob Chase and the Lady Apaches are rolling in district play, something they’ll look to continue this week, starting with Tuesday’s home date with Prairie View Academy, followed by a road trip to Monroe to face River Oaks. Both games begin at 6 p.m. and a sweep would give Glenbrook the district title.
Doyline Lady Panthers: The Lady Panthers are No. 28 in Class B, but will look to improve their standing this week at Weston Tuesday and at home against Castor Friday.
Now, onto the boys.
Minden Crimson Tide: The Tide are not bound for the postseason, sitting at No. 49 in the 50-team Class 4A. They can still play spoiler this week, as they take on No. 1 Woodlawn, followed by Northwood, this week at home in The Palace.
Lakeside Warriors: The Warriors are in the playoffs if the season ended today at No. 25, however they need a strong finish to make sure nothing goes awry. Coach Marlon McDaniel’s team takes on powerhouse North Caddo tonight on the road before coming home to face D’Arbonne Woods Charter in what amounts to a must win game. Both games tip at 7:30 p.m.
Glenbrook Apaches: The Apaches are in third place and guaranteed a spot at the Class AA South State Tournament, which Glenbrook will host Feb. 12-17. They take on PVA tonight at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to River Oaks on Friday. A pair of wins could catapult the Apaches into second place and improve their playoff draw.
Doyline Panthers: The Panthers are No. 7 in Class B, sitting among the Class’s elites coming down the stretch. They’re looking to finish strong and secure at least two playoff home games, starting on the road tonight against Weston and concluding the week Friday at home against Castor. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.