Austin-area Boys Basketball District Slate (February 6)

An all important Tuesday night of hoops ahead, as the ATX continues to jostle for playoff position. Buckle up.

The stretch run.  For all intents and purposes, with district races coming down to the final two/three games, the playoffs start now.  Here is your ATX Tuesday night slate.

DISTRICT 13-6A

Stony Point (2-8) @ Hendrickson (6-3)

Pflugerville (6-3) @ Cedar Ridge (4-6)

Round Rock (6-3) @ Westwood (4-5)

STORY LINE: Who wants to win district!?  3 way tie at the top between Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hendrickson (all at 6-3).  McNeil is clinging to a 1 game lead for the fourth and final playoff spot, courtesy of a savage 4 game win streak.  Cedar Ridge would have to win out to have a chance, and that starts tonight hosting a Pflugerville squad that led this district much of the year.  Westwood faces a must-win situation, hosting a red hot Round Rock team that has rung off five straight dubs.  Stony Point has been mathematically eliminated, but can play super spoiler on the road at Hendrickson.  The games will be lit tonight.

DISTRICT 14-6A

Akins (3-5) @ Manor (3-5)

Del Valle (6-2) @ Anderson (5-2)

San Marcos (4-3) @ Bowie (2-6)

STORY LINE: Anything can happen in a six team district.  The game features the final 2-loss teams in 14-6A.  Del Valle has won 3 in a row, but faces an Anderson program that beat them 63-51 back on January 19th.  Akins still has a shooters chance at making postseason, but facing an underrated Manor squad on the road.  The Mustangs equally need this win tonight.  San Marcos’ hopes of a district title (or at least a share), hinges on tonight’s road game at Bowie.  The Bulldogs are looking to avenge a 12 point loss to the Rattlers on January 19th.

DISTRICT 25-6A

Lehman (2-8) @ Westlake (9-0)

Leander (4-5) @ Lake Travis (7-2)

Vista Ridge (3-6) @ Hays (2-8)

STORY LINE: The Chaps are 3 wins away from securing back-to-back District 25-6A titles.  That begins tonight versus Lehman.  Leander holds a 1-game lead for the fourth and final playoff spot, but are pregame underdogs at Lake Travis this evening.  Vista Ridge must take care of business on the road at Hays, to stay in the hunt.  Its Senior Night for the Rebs, so this won’t be easy.  Vandegrift enjoys a well-deserved bye week, before returning to action this Friday hosting Hays.

DISTRICT 19-5A

Cedar Park (11-3) @ Connally (10-2)

Rouse (12-1) @ Hutto (9-4)

Cedar Creek (1-12) @ Georgetown (6-8)

East View (3-10) @ Elgin (6-7)

STORY LINE: The playoff seeds are already locked up, but the drama continues.  Connally’s win over Rouse last Friday put them in position to tie for the 19-5A title.  Easier said than done.  A 3 game gauntlet awaits the talented Cougars (who suited up just 8 players last game).  That begins on the road tonight versus an underrated Cedar Park team. A Hutto win tonight would not only boost the Hippos confidence, but it would keep the district title door open for Connally.  Let’s not forget what Rouse had done before last week’s hiccup.  12 straight district wins, and State poll recognition.  Watch out for Coach Krause’s team come playoffs.

DISTRICT 25-5A

Austin High (7-2) @ Travis (0-10)

LBJ (7-2) @ Crockett (2-7)

McCallum (4-5) v. Reagan (7-3)

Lanier (9-1) @ Pflugerville Weiss (non district)

STORY LINE: Lanier, LBJ and Reagan have already clinched playoff berths.  The final spot comes down between McCallum and Austin High.  The Maroons will be favored on the road against a Travis High program seeking its first district win.  But as we’ve come to find out, anything can happen – so we’ll be watching that one.  Meanwhile, the Knights look to rebound against a Reagan team that is rolling with 4 wins in a row.

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