Boys JV basketball wraps up first round of District play

Dylan Webber

Now that tournaments are out of the way and the first round of District play is almost complete, the Chaps look to change their focus and put new goals up for the team with one sitting above the rest: taking the District crown.

“We’d like to win out,” sophomore Joey Severt said, “but mostly, we want to compete for the District Title.”

While starting off District play with an underwhelming 3-3 record, the Chaps showed potential to be true District Title condensers against their out-of-district foes. Posting a 7-4 pre-District record, along with being runners-up in two tournaments, the Chaps have shown that they are more than capable of being a real threat.

With Westlake’s most recent win, a 50-32 beat down of the Del Valle Cardinals, the Chaps look forward to other upcoming District matches. And while every game is important, there’s one game they’re anticipating more than others: their second spell against District rival Lake Travis. While the rematch isn’t until Feb. 2, the last game, a 37-39 nail-biter Jan. 2 left a bitter taste that the Chaps want to get rid of the next game they play.

“Lake Travis is always a solid team,” Joey said. “We have great games against them, and since they beat us earlier this year, it’d be great to get some revenge the next time around.”

The Chaps look to improve their mediocre District record Friday when they play at 6 p.m. at Austin High.