In a unique situation in District 4-5A girls’ basketball, the Aledo Ladycats can not only cause a possible four-way tie with a win over first-place Wichita Falls Rider, but a victory can also lead to playing for the top seed in the district.
The Ladycats (4-3) and Lady Raiders (5-2) will conclude District 4-5A play at 6:15 p.m. today at the Aledo High School gym.
Rider defeated the Ladycats in the first meeting.
Should the Ladycats defeat Rider, each will end the season with identical 5-3 records. Abilene Cooper, which has a bye today, has concluded 4-5A play and rests at 5-3. Abilene Wylie is 4-3 entering its game tonight against winless Wichita Falls High School.
An Aledo win combined with a Wylie win would leave four teams at 5-3 and force a tiebreaker playoff later this week.
The Bearcats clinched a playoff spot last week and will look to avenge an earlier loss to Rider when they face the Raiders. Tip off will be at approximately 7:30 p.m. following the girls’ game.
In other AHS sports news, the Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams have postponed their respective District 4-5A openers due to forecast thunderstorms and will each play on Wednesday.
The Bearcats will host Abilene Wylie with the JV match beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Bearcat Stadium followed by the varsity contest which is set to begin 20 minutes after the JV game.
The Ladycats will travel to Abilene Wylie and play a varsity-only match at 5 p.m.
Below are the District 4-5A basketball standings.
Abilene Cooper 5-3
WF Rider 5-2
Abilene Wylie 4-3
Wichita Falls HS 0-7
WF Rider 5-0
Abilene Wylie 3-2
Abilene Cooper 2-4
Wichita Falls HS 1-5
Today: Wichita Falls Rider at Aledo; Wichita Falls High School at Abilene Wylie; Abilene Cooper, bye.