GLEN ROSE — With the district title already in the bag, the Glen Rose Lady Tigers are biding their time before the start of the Class 4A playoffs in two weeks.
With an open date on Friday and one game left in the regular season, the Lady Tigers aren’t taking a break.
“We are using this time to really work on us and fine-tuning some things heading into the playoffs,” Glen Rose girls basketball coach Ramsey Ghazal said. “With the first playoff game being such a good opponent, we really have to be clicking in two weeks.”
The Lady Tigers will crossover with the fourth-place team from District 8-4A, and it’s currently Krum (13-12).
First, however, the Lady Tigers will look to close out district play undefeated when they host Godley on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Tiger Arena in what will be the last home game for seniors Hailey Ibarra, Breanna Baker and Kora Dodson.
“Senior night on Tuesday will be pretty emotional,” Ghazal said. “These three have meant the world to our program and put in countless hours to get themselves and our team better. They have won 119 games and seven gold balls in their four-year career. That’s a lot of success that has come from effort, dedication and selflessness, and they are not done, but we can use that night to celebrate them.”
As expected, the No. 6 Lady Tigers (27-6, 7-0) remained undefeated in District 7-4A play with a 53-28 victory at Mineral Wells on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Hazel Hawkins led a balanced Glen Rose scoring attack with 15 points, and 10 came in the first quarter thanks to three 3-pointers. Baker and Jeana Douglas added 11 points each in the contest.
“I was really pleased how we put the game away by halftime,” Ghazal said. “Hazel (Hawkins) has really been a spark for us coming off the bench, and she was again with three 3s in the first quarter to get out to a good lead.”
The Lady Tigers led 18-8 at the end of the first quarter, and then put their foot on the gas in the second quarter behind seven points each from Baker and Douglas to increase the lead to 40-12 at the half.
Minerals Wells outscored the Lady Tigers 16-13 in the second half, but Glen Rose had already locked up the game by halftime.