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January 20th, 2009
Lehman seeks wins for boys, girls in basketball playoff hunt

STAFF REPORT

The basketball teams at San Marcos High School are off tonight, while the basketball teams at Hays High School both are playing Lockhart, which is close to having the night off.

That leaves the Lehman High School teams in the spotlight this evening as each fights to stay in the playoff hunt.

The Lehman boys fell to 1-3 in District 17-4A (11-11 overall) with their 62-42 loss at Del Valle last Friday night, when the league really started to show some separation. As Elgin beat up Lockhart, 90-50, last Friday, the Wildcats moved all alone into fourth place at 2-2 in the district.

As luck would have it, the Lobos are going to Elgin this evening with nothing less than fourth place at stake. Since beating Lockhart to start the district season, though, they have lost three straight games.

Del Valle and Manor are tied at the top, each at 4-0. San Marcos, which plays at the Snake Pit against Del Valle Friday night, holds third at 3-2, with Elgin knowing a win tonight against Lehman is worth a third-place tie.

Lehman and Hays each are 1-3. The Rebels play at home against Lockhart tonight. The Lions are 0-5 in the league.

On the girls side, Lehman is in a similar position. A 61-29 home-floor loss to Del Valle last Friday night dropped the Lobos to 2-4 in the league, tied with San Marcos, which lost last Friday, 56-51, at Manor.

Heading into the second half of the season, the girls race in District 17-4A is coming down to three teams battling for fourth place. Hays leads the way at 6-0, followed by Del Valle at 4-1 and Manor at 4-2. But Lehman, San Marcos and Elgin all are 2-4 in fourth place.

So, the Lobos play at home against Elgin tonight, needing not only a win for themselves, but needing to pin a loss on Elgin.

Hays is playing at Lockhart in a battle between the district’s first-place and last-place girls teams in District 17-4A.

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