Eagles, Lady Eagles End Basketball Season

After impressive seasons, both teams have been knocked out of playoffs


Ashley Kyle

LEBB was awarded the 4A Region I runner-up trophy after falling to Argyle in their fifth playoff game.

After an impressive playoff run for both the Eagles and Lady Eagles varsity basketball teams, their season has come to an end.

The Lady Eagles started off the season strong, losing only four of their 18 non-district games and tournaments. For the first district game the girls took on Argyle, losing by 17 points. 

After their first loss to Argyle, the Lady Eagles came back with a vengeance, winning their next nine games and tournaments before facing Argyle again. They closed the gap by one point, but still fell to the team. 

They finished off their district run strong before entering the playoffs. The Lady Eagles advanced to the regional finals, knocking out Benbrook, Glenrose, Krum and Seminole before facing Argyle for the third and final time. 

The Lady Eagles fought hard, losing by only 12 points. The team was led by seniors Abbie Barr, Hailey Lavelle and Grace Lowery. Barr led the team with 16 points, Lowery tallied nine points and Lavelle added six points to the Lady Eagles score. 

The Eagles varsity basketball team, like their Lady Eagles counterpart, got the season off to a promising start with a win against their first district opponent, Springtown. The men’s team continued their season, winning 9 out of their 12 district games. 

The Eagles were able to knock out Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Lampasas from the first two rounds of playoffs, but fell to Hirschi in the regional quarterfinal.

Senior Garrett Rodgers led the Eagles with 12 points, but that wasn’t enough to get them to round four.

After a successful season for both teams, coaches are preparing to look to the next season. With both groups losing senior talent, the roster might look a little different next year, but both coaches are ready to rework the team.