Tigers not done yet


With confidence running high on a seven-game win streak, the Tigers’ next five games have flip-flopped between wins and losses, leaving them with a 4-3 mark in district.

That record has them tied with the Stafford Spartans entering Tuesday’s competition for the fourth-place spot, the final playoff position.

Needville remains atop the standings on a 7-1 clip while Fulshear and Wharton are also deadlocked with 5-3 records heading into Tuesday.

Although Sealy head coach Ray Dabney feels like his squad’s backs are nearing the wall, he knows there are plenty of games left on the schedule to earn more wins and make a playoff spot more solid.

He added the morale is still high in the locker room and he’d like it to stay that way with some more wins.

“Momentum can swing either for or against really anyone in the district,” Dabney noted of the wide-openness of the group with nearly half of the second round still to go.

It started last week with the Tigers’ trip to Wharton which ended in a different outcome than the first meeting.

Although it came down to the final moments, Clay Roberts supplied a three-pointer before the buzzer to grab a one-point win in the midst of that streak that was mentioned at first.

But Dabney mentioned the shots his team needed to make did not fall and with more fouls being charged to the visitors, less and less things went their way before the final buzzer cemented the 84-64 score in favor of Wharton.

But he also understands nothing drastic needs to happen as he knows his team is capable of rattling off some wins in bunches and Tuesday’s meeting with El Campo might have been exactly what the doctor ordered.

A winless Ricebird squad made the trip to Sealy but Dabney knows every team in the district is a good one, despite any record.

“We just gotta keep playing basketball and keep getting better,” he noted, regardless of the color of the jerseys being worn by the other team.

In any event, as long as the Tigers grab wins over the opponents they’ve already handed losses to, Dabney likes his team’s chances.


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