Lady Tigers crush Lockhart, secure back-to-back district crowns

(Left) Dripping Springs Tiger senior Avery Johnson rifles a pass off to a teammate as she falls to the floor last week against Lockhart. (Right) A pair of Lockhart Lady Lions unsuccessfully defend Dripping Springs senior Caroline Gamble as she fires off a jump shot.

For the second time in as many seasons, the Dripping Springs Lady Tigers basketball team will finish atop District 25-5A. 

Two players in double figures, along with a ferociously adept defense, allowed Dripping Springs to crush the Lockhart Lady Lions 53-17 Feb. 4 at The Jungle. With the win, Dripping Springs secured the 25-5A championship and the district’s top seed heading into the postseason. 

Tiger senior Avery Johnson scored a game-high 14 points while junior Caroline Gamble finished with 10 points. While the Lady Tigers shot only 30 percent from the field, 19 percent from the three-point arc, Dripping Springs made its mark at the charity stripe. 

Dripping Springs went 16 of 22 from the free throw line with Johnson hitting all six of her free throw attempts in the contest. 

On defense, Dripping Springs forced 20 total steals, including five from Gamble, and snagged 27 total rebounds. 

Dripping Springs closes the regular season at home against Austin Northeast Friday at 7 p.m. at Tiger Gym.

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