BELTON — The Belton Lady Tigers haven’t been a playoff team since 2016. It’s been much longer since they held a district championship.
BELTON — With the outcome very much up for grabs down the stretch Tuesday night, Temple head coach Joey Martin implored the Wildcats to simply do what they do in practice.
Accordingly, with a vulnerable one-point lead on the road against Belton and 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Temple executed an inbounds play that it has regularly worked on when no one else is around.
Nyteria Colbert scored all but two of her game-high 16 points in the second half, helping Temple to a 38-35 comeback win over rival Belton in a District 12-6A game Tuesday night at Wildcat Gym.
BELTON — With their two main post players in foul trouble, struggles at the free throw line and trailing a team that had already won its first two District 12-6A basketball games, the Belton Lady Tigers had a lot going against them as the minutes ticked away at Tiger Gym on Friday night.
The University Interscholastic League on Wednesday released classification cutoffs and preliminary enrollment numbers for the upcoming 2022-24 realignment, settling some long-speculated theories about the future of local athletic programs for the next two seasons.
BELTON — Back in their home gym after a weekend of tournament play, the Belton girls and boys hosted a doubleheader Tuesday night inside bustling Tiger Gym. Neither game lacked intrigue or nail-biting action, and both went down to the wire.
The Lady Tigers were first up and were upended by a deep, game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 38-36 setback against Marble Falls before the Tigers used TJ Johnson’s late free throws to hold off Pflugerville 57-55.
BELTON — Tuesday’s game inside Tiger Gym started ahead of schedule. Belton’s offense didn’t get the memo and arrived a tad late to the foray. The Tigers’ defense, on the other hand, was there from the jump.
Belton’s press held down the fort, and Georgetown East View for that matter, as the points eventually poured in, and the Tigers made it four straight wins with a 66-43 non-district nod over the Patriots.
Back-to-back District 12-6A champion Temple had three players garner superlative honors among the league’s awards, which were announced earlier this week.
BELTON — While true, it’s an understatement to say that Slade LeBlanc put in the work to get to this point.
BELTON — It was clear in August, well before autumn rolled around, that Belton had its sights set on this week. Each senior, one after the next, nearly three months ago preached of making the playoffs as a team goal.