Girls’ Basketball Playoff Update

Savannah Catalon, 10, looks for an open teammate at the varsity girls basketball game vs Everman. The team will play in round 3 of playoffs on Feb. 24.

Photo by Madison Gonzales

Savannah Catalon, 10, looks for an open teammate at the varsity girls’ basketball game vs Everman. The team will play in round 3 of playoffs on Feb. 24.

Zach Planche, Sports Editor

UPDATE 2-24-21

For the first time in the school’s history, the girls’ varsity basketball team won the district title. The team went undefeated with a 14-0 record (24-1 overall) and are headed to the playoffs. 

In the first round, they faced the Saginaw Rough Riders, who went 9-5 and placed third in their respective district play. Overall, they went 11-10. 

During Saginaw’s non-district play, they faced Burleson Centennial and lost 74-27, whereas the Broncos beat them in both their matchups by an average of 5.5 points.

In their matchup at Cleburne High School, the Broncos won 56-27. This win pushed them to the second round, where they faced the Granbury Pirates.

Granbury went 7-4 and placed second in their district. Overall, the team went 19-10. Again, the Broncos got the best of their opponents and won 64-34.

The girls will now face the Grapevine Mustangs, who went 12-2 and placed second in their district. In the previous playoff round, Grapevine beat Mansfield Summit 45-43. In two district matchups, the Broncos beat Summit by an average margin of 10.5 points.

The third round will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 24 at Arlington ISD’s Center for Athletics. Tickets will be sold online on Ticket Spicket.

The Legacy varsity girls’ basketball team has not suffered a loss in over two months. In district, they currently hold a 11-0 record and look forward to the postseason. Given the uncertainty of this year with COVID, Coach Michelle Morris knows what her team needs to do to best prepare for whatever happens.

“[We need] to continue to get better and focus on [ourselves],” Morris said. “We have many different threats this year which makes it a little different from the past.”

On Jan. 13, The Dallas Morning News released their first set of 6A and 5A basketball rankings for the season. Legacy girls topped the list with a 17-1 record. Since then, the team has won four times and suffered no losses and remains at the top of the ranks. 

Senior Lane Lee believes her team can continue this streak of success by their hard work and expectations.

“I believe that because of the pandemic a lot of things have changed in our program, and it has caused us to become more determined,” Lee said. “In the beginning we weren’t even sure if there would be a season, so just being able to step out on the court is a blessing.”

Lee’s belief in her team only strengthens and grows as their season progresses and stays atop the rankings list.

“I have high expectations for us; we can get a lot done whenever we’re focused,” Lee said. “ I believe if we continue playing with the energy we have brought in previous games we’ll  continue to be successful moving forward.”

The Broncos face the Burleson Elk at Burleson Jan 29. In their previous matchup, Legacy won 44-32. Tickets are available on Burleson ISD’s website.