WE WON!” That was at the top of the notice sent out by Lampasas Lady Badger Basketball Coach Mark Myers late last night. “We are Bi District Champs,” he went on to say. The team has gone 29-6 for the season now and it was a happy group of girls and fans that drove back from the Johnson City Gym last night.
The team had started early and didn’t let up in the playoff contest against the district 28 Boerne Lady Greyhounds. They were ahead of Boerne 14-8 at the end of the first period, extended that to 25-14 at the half, then 37-25 going into the 4th period where they extended the lead to finish it 51-30 over Boerne.
The Lady Badgers were elated earlier this season to beat Liberty Hill for the first time since 1999. Last night they became the first team to win the first round playoff game since that same year. Coach Myers agrees to being happy about the “firsts,” but says he wants it to become what’s expected from Lady Badger teams.
The second (Area) round of the playoffs is going to be even tougher. The opponent will be El Campo. They are 31-2 and undefeated in district play. That game will be played at Cedar Creek (Bastrop), on Friday at 7pm.