The Lady Toppers only have two blemishes on their division record, both at the hands of a team they are very likely to meet again in tournament.
The Houston girls fell to the Leake Central Lady Gators Jan. 31, the upcoming hosts of district tournament later this month.
The Toppers took a fall at the hads of the Gators as well.
Early week win
The Lady Toppers started off the week strong, blasting past Calendonia 51-20 on Jan. 28.
Candace Woodhouse put the Houston girls on the board with a putback and Tiara Crawford hit a bucket and picked up a couple of free throws to help the Lady Toppers to an 8-4 lead to close the first quarter.
The Lady Toppers picked up the pace significantly in the second with Crawford opening the quarter from the line and Davianna Pulliam sinking a deuce. Ashely Conner added a goal and the Houston girls quickly extended their lead to 25-12 at the half and didn’t look back on their way to a big division win.
The Hilltoppers fell behind the Confederates, 4-14 in the first period but rallied in the second to trail by only six at the half. But the Feds held them at bay in the second half, handing the Toppers the district loss.
The Toppers and Lady Toppers have three more district matches left on their way into district tournament.
They were scheduled to host Kosciusko Tuesday and West Lauderdale Friday and then head to Noxubee County Feb. 11.
They will wrap up the regular season Feb. 14 in Calhoun City and district 4-4A tournament will begin the week of Feb. 17 in Carthage.