It's their biggest game of their season, but the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks are on cruise-control.
Facing a feisty Rusk squad Friday night H-J head coach Mike Fogo noticed a calmness after their morning shoot-around.
"This is a real loose group to begin with," said Fogo at Sam Houston State's Johnson Coliseum. "They're bee-bopping around here just waiting for 8 pm to arrive."
The Lady Hawks are trying to get back to San Antonio to avenge last season's state final loss to Argyle, but first they have to get past a Rusk team that comes in with an underwhelming record of 17-12. The Rusk crew are riding a four-game win streak with playoff wins over Huntington (41-36), Lorena (41-36) and Gatesville (68-66).
VYPE Hoops Insider Ray Meach gives his predictions on tonight's H-Town playoff basketball games.
Westfield versus The Woodlands
8 pm Grand Oaks HS
Prediction: Woodlands slow ball causes confusion and gets the W.
Huntsville versus Waller
7:30 pm Oak Ridge HS
Prediction: Huntsville has too many options. Huntsville wins and gets past Waller.