By: JOHN CANNON
(EDCOUCH) – The Edcouch-Elsa Lady Jackets basketball team are “Back In The Saddle Again” when it comes to a tightly contested District 32-5A race.
Coming off their best performance of the district campaign on Tuesday night against Brownsville Lopez, E-E put together an encore performance as their suffocating defense was way too much for Porter which in turn helped them cruise to a 49-12 victory on Friday night.
Edcouch-Elsa has now won two straight district games and pushes their record to 3-4 at the end of the first half. Currently the Lady Jackets sit in a two-way tie with Donna North fourth place and head coach Daniel Richardson feels the two wins gives them a chance to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot.
“This win puts us right back in the race and it gives us some huge confidence going into the second round,” Richardson said. “The girls realized that their best basketball lies ahead of them and that’s an encouraging feeling to have.”
“We will focus on one game at a time and hopefully can catch our stride in the second half.”