Photos by Amanda Hall
Being the number one seed in the 2A-4 District Tournament has its advantages. The 6-0 Lavaca Jr Arrows received a bye until tonight’s Semi final game. They will face the Westside Jr Rebels tonight at 7:45. The last time these teams met was at Lavaca and the Junior Arrows won by a large margin 52-20. Coach Reed has this Arrow team playing at an extremely high level. I asked him about the preparation for this tournament, “JC Westside is long and athletic. They are capable of being really good and at their place they will be a challenge. Our guys have had great practices this week with high intensity. Hopefully we can control the pace and defend like we have been the last few games.”
The 5-1 Junior Lady Arrows will rematch with Danville. The last meeting was at Danville and the Lady Arrows came away with a 37-31 victory. This game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00 at JC Westside. The Lady Arrows come into the Tournament as the two seed, which like the boys allowed them to advance to the semi final game. This girls team finished the season at 5-1 and are playing very well. In talking with Coach Vire about the tournament he told me, “Their guard is pretty quick and physical. They have some good shooters and they can get hot at any time. They have a strong girl inside that can create a difficult matchups. We have been working on our defense and have been getting shots up. Overall we’ve had a pretty good week of practice and preparation.”
Being the one and two seed is a great accomplishment for these two teams. They have had a great season thus far. However, they are not satisfied with just making it to the semi finals. They have set their sights much higher than that. The expectations are high an they want nothing less than to finish their season by winning their final game. The only to do that is to win the whole thing.