A 19-8 first period lead carried Dripping Springs to a 53-28 bi-district playoff win over Crockett at Burger Center on Monday night. The win advances the Lady Tigers 10-4 (22-11) to the area round of the playoffs against Sam Houston.
The Lady Tigers came within seconds of upsetting visiting district champ Marble Falls on senior night and the final home game of the regular season last week. The 53-52 loss may have been just what the Lady Tigers needed entering the playoffs.
Dripping Springs hit a couple of three-point shots to start and controlled the game from beginning to end against Crockett. Junior Julia Graham calmly hit 4 three-point shots and added three field goals to lead the team with 18 points. Shelbye Hartman, a senior, followed with a pair of treys and field goals for 10 points.
“We’ll watch some film to prepare but we’re just going to keep doing what we do,” said head coach David Norris after the win.
Danielle Northrup had 8 points, Cassandra Louthan 7 and Sarah Nading 6.
“These girls have been working really hard all year for this. We need to put the pressure on from the beginning and continue working on our offense,” Norris said. The Lady Tigers led 46-19 at the end of the third period and never let up. Kennedy Donovan and Annie Hudson each put in two points.
Sam Houston is out of San Antonio and was the District 28 winner defeating Angleton to advance and meet Dripping Springs.