The season ended with co-district champs, as both Seven Lakes (27-8, 14-2) and Tompkins (29-6, 14-2) split the title, capping off very successful regular seasons for both teams.
It was a thrilling year on the hardwood for girls basketball in Katy ISD and it culminated in a playoff race that came all the way down to the final day of the regular season to decide seeding.
The season ended with co-district champs, as both Seven Lakes (27-8, 14-2) and Tompkins (29-6, 14-2) split the title, capping off very successful regular seasons for both teams. The Falcons ended district with a win over Paetow while the Spartans clinched the co-district championship with a win over Cinco Ranch on the final day of the regular season.
The two teams flipped for the top seed out of district for the playoffs and Tompkins came out on top, clinching the one seed out of District 19-6A.
Tompkins has been consistently strong all year. The Falcons have only lost six times in total on the year and have only lost by double digits twice. They come into the playoffs on a five-game winning streak. The Falcons have made it to the area round four straight seasons and will try to make it five straight this year. The Falcons will take on Travis, the four seed out of District 20-6A in the first round, Tompkins will get a home playoff game, taking on Travis at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Tompkins gym.
Travis has won two straight heading into the playoffs and has had good showing against strong teams this year, losing by 10 to Cinco Ranch, losing by four to Katy and beating Ridge Point in the two teams second matchup of the season.
Seven Lakes enters the playoffs on the longest win streak in the district, having won 24 straight and have played on an extremely high level in the second half of district play, beating every opponent they have played by over 20 points, with their last single digit game coming all the way back at the beginning of December in a loss to Tompkins. Seven Lakes is ranked No. 24 in the state and is looking to make it to the area round for the third straight year. The Spartans will take on Ridge Point in the first round in the big Katy ISD arena, with the two matching up Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Merrell Center.
Ridge Point comes into the playoffs on a two-game loss streak but will provide a good challenge for whichever team they face in the first round. The Panthers earned a win over Ridge Point from early in non-district play, but that was when Seven Lakes was without some of their most important players, including Justice Carlton, Kimora Lopez and Gracie Hobin.
Taylor (28-6, 12-4) finished in third place in district as the Mustangs clinched their first playoff berth since 2019. They Mustangs come into the game having won four of their last five. The Mustangs will be up for a huge challenge though in the first round of the playoffs as they will have to match up with one of the strongest teams in the state in Fort Bend Austin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Field House.
Austin claimed a share of the District 20-6A title losing just once in district play and having a historic regular season, only losing two game, to C.E. King early in non-district play and to Hightower in their last game of the regular season. The Bulldogs have won 26 of their last 27 heading into playoffs and have been dominant doing so.
Cinco Ranch (18-10, 11-5) claimed the fourth and final playoff spot out of district for the third straight season. The Cougars carried a five-game winning streak into the last day of the regular season, but lost to Seven Lakes to end that streak, but the Cougars have been strong throughout the year and stayed in tough games. They will need that as they have to compete with another of the states best teams in Hightower, which is also the team that the Cougars faced in the first round last year.
Hightower comes off its biggest win of the season over Austin in its district finale. The No. 13 ranked Hurricanes only losses on the year have come to top teams in the state, once to Austin and once to No. 9 ranked Cy-Springs.
Katy finished district in fifth place, while Paetow came in sixth, Morton Ranch finished seventh, Jordan finished eighth and Mayde Creek finished in ninth to round out the district table.