Top DFW Hoops Game for January 17
The Texas high school hoops season rolls on and we have a five-spot for both boys and girls basketball for Friday evening. A number of games feature teams in our recent Top 10 rankings.
The spotlight for Friday is led by District 7-6A as each side features Top 10 matchups. We'll lead off with the boys five games to keep an eye on.
#3 Waxahachie (17-3, 4-0) vs. #2 Grand Prairie (16-1, 4-0): One team will remain undefeated in 7-6A play after this one. Waxahachie enters on a six-game win streak, having won those games by an average of 24.2 points. Grand Prairie is on an 11-game win streak, which has included a few close calls. It also recently got back Jaylin Posey from injury.
Arlington Lamar (12-6, 7-0) vs. #10 North Crowley (20-5, 7-0): Another matchup between undefeated teams in district (4-6A). play. One team will have the inside track for the district title while the other will drop to, most likely, a game ahead of Arlington Martin for second place.
Flower Mound (18-5, 3-1) vs. Irving MacArthur (15-4, 2-1): This is a battle for fourth in 6-6A. Both teams dropped their last game., and a loss by MacArthur could drop them out of the playoff picture if Marcus wins.
Quinlan Ford (16-7, 0-0) vs. Nevada Community (12-4, 0-0): District 13-4A opens up with a matchup featuring the two best teams in - record-wise - in district. Ford is on a four-game win streak, including a 23-18 win in its last outing.
#2 South Grand Prairie (26-2, 6-0) vs. #6 Cedar Hill (18-6, 3-1): Another Top 10 matchup in 7-6A as two of the six teams in the state duke it out. South Grand Prairie is on a five-game win streak, which included a win over another state-ranked team in Mansfield Timberview. Cedar Hill has won two straight after a stretch of losing three of four during the holiday break.
Fort Worth Trimble Tech (21-7, 7-2) vs. #4 Arlington Martin (25-4, 9-0): The top two teams in 4-6A meet up for the second time in the district slate. In the first meeting, Martin won on the road 59-33, holding Trimble Tech to single digits in three of the four quarters. Martin is on a four-game win streak and won 20 of its last 21 games. Trimble Tech fell to North Crowley earlier in the week, ending a four-game win streak.
#9 The Colony (14-9, 4-1) vs. #1 Denton Braswell (20-4, 5-0): It's the first matchup between these two 8-5A foes, which are both ranked in our latest Top 10 rankings. The Colony enters on a three-game win streak, holding opponents to an average of 44.3 points. Braswell, the area's No. 1 5A team, is on a five-game win streak, winning those games by an average of 33.6 points per game, including an 80-13 win to kick off the streak.
Southlake Carroll (13-8, 3-2) vs. Keller Timber Creek (12-5, 2-2): A matchup of the two teams occupying the last two playoff spots out of 5-6A. Timber Creek can move into third with a win over Carroll in the team's first meeting in district play. A win for Carroll will give it at least a game buffer for the third seed.
Melissa (15-9, 1-0) vs. Anna (12-5, 2-0): It's early in 11-4A play as the only two teams with winning records square off. Melissa is on a two-game win streak after a 1-2 record in the prior three games. Anna has won its last seven games, beating teams by an average of 14.9 points.