Lady Cavaliers play for second place
Published 2:08 am Friday, February 2, 2018
By Kevin Eckleberry
It’s a big day for the Callaway Lady Cavaliers.
If Callaway beats Spencer today, it would finish the regular season as the number two seed, and it would earn a bye into the region-tournament semifinals.
If the Lady Cavaliers lose today, they could still finish second, but they could also fall to third or fourth, meaning they’d have to win a road game to make it to the semifinals and secure their spot in the state tournament.
Callaway improved to 6-3 in the region with Tuesday’s 41-40 win over Temple, and it has won three of its past four games following a three-game losing streak.
One of those losses came at Spencer, with Callaway falling 43-40.
Lamar County (8-1) has wrapped up the region’s top seed, and Callaway (6-3), Heard County (6-3) and Spencer (5-4) are in contention for the second spot.
Callaway owns the tie-breaker over Heard County since it swept both regular-season meetings.
Temple (2-7) and Jordan (0-9) will finish fifth and sixth.
On the boys’ side, Callaway (3-6) needs a victory over Spencer today to finish as high as fourth in the region.
Spencer (7-2) can sew up the top seed with a win today, and Temple (6-3) and Jordan (6-3) are close behind.
Callaway (3-6) and Heard County (3-6) are tied for fourth, and Lamar County (1-8) is sixth.
Overall record first followed by region schedule:
Lamar 17-6, 8-1
Callaway 7-11, 6-3
Heard 9-13, 6-3
Spencer 6-15, 5-4
Temple 5-16, 2-7
Jordan 1-20, 0-9
Spencer 17-7, 7-2
Temple 10-11, 6-3
Jordan 10-10, 6-3
Callaway 3-13, 3-6
Heard 5-17, 4-5
Lamar 6-17, 1-8
Spencer at Callaway
Lamar County at Heard County
Jordan at Temple