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Insider: Lobos, Lady Lobos face two games in two days

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Hayden Henry

By Hayden Henry
Jan. 17, 2018 at 5:39 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2018 at 5:39 p.m.

Longview head coach Don Newton was ready for the Christmas holidays to end two weeks ago so the Lobos get could back to a normal routine.

This week, Mother Nature had other plans.

Like most teams throughout the area, Longview's schedule was altered and then changed again as wintry weather made its way into East Texas.

Now the Lobos, sitting at 17-5 on the season and 3-2 in District 11-6A, will close out the final two games of the first half of district play in a two-day span.

Longview, who is 3-0 at home and 0-2 away from Lobo Coliseum, will look for its first two-game winning streak as they hit the road to Mesquite Horn with tipoff slated for 5 p.m. Thursday in Mesquite. The Lobos return home on Friday to take on Tyler Lee to close out the first run through 11-6A action.

Mesquite and North Mesquite were the only teams in 11-6A to play their Tuesday games as originally scheduled. 

Here's the 11-6A standings at this point:

Mesquite Horn2-3
John Tyler2-3
North Mesquite2-4
Tyler Lee0-5

Tuesday's results:

Mesquite 53, North Mesquite 50, OT

Thursday's schedule:

Longview at Mesquite Horn

John Tyler at Rockwall

Rockwall-Heath at Tyler Lee

Friday's schedule:

Tyler Lee at Longview

North Mesquite at John Tyler

Mesquite Horn at Mesquite

Saturday's schedule:

Rockwall at Rockwall-Heath

Meanwhile, the Lady Lobos find themselves in a battle for fourth place in 11-6A.

Longview closed out the first half of 11-6A action on Jan. 12 with a 57-47 road win over Mesquite to move to 19-8 on the season.

Longview will host Mesquite Horn at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lobo Coliseum to start the final playoff push. The Lady Jaguars took a 74-51 win over the Lady Lobos in Mesquite on Dec. 12.

Again, North Mesquite and Mesquite were the only teams to get their games in on Tuesday. The Lady Stallions grabbed their first 11-6A win of the season, taking down Mesquite 52-47

Here's the 11-6A girls standings entering Thursday:

Mesquite Horn6-1
Tyler Lee5-2
John Tyler1-6
North Mesquite1-7

Tuesday's results:

North Mesquite 52, Mesquite 47

Thursday's schedule:

Mesquite Horn at Longview

Rockwall at John Tyler

Tyler Lee at Heath

Friday's schedule:

Longview at Lee

John Tyler at North Mesquite

Mesquite at Mesquite Horn

Saturday's schedule:

Rockwall-Heath at Rockwall



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