Its a battle of family-like proportions tonight when the Alice Coyotes take the court against the Laredo?Lyndon B. Johnson Wolves in District 31-4A basketball action.
The Lady Coyotes (6-0 district) lead the girlís district title chase and are the lone remaining undefeated team in league play.
LBJ?isnít in title or playoff contention as the middle of the district season comes to a fold, but the Lady Wolves play scrappy defense and can disrupt the normal flow of a game. Alice, however, should win the game and finish the first-round of district with a 7-0 record.
Alice is currently in the driverís seat and after tonightís game and barring a win, will have beaten each district team through the first round.
Duplicating the feat in the second half wonít be easy, but its a task the Lady Coyotes are capable of completing.
With the exception of the Tuloso-Midway game, which the Lady Coyotes won 53-32 at home, Alice has beaten their opponents convincingly.
The Lady Coyotes tip off the second half of district Tuesday night at 7 at home against the Corpus Christi Calallen Lady?Wildcats, who entering tonightís games were in fourth place in district.
Four teams qualify for the state playoffs.
The Alice Coyotes boys basketball team is in action tonight on the road at Laredo LBJ.
Game time is 7 p.m.
The Coyotes are 1-3 in district after a promising start this year. Alice has been hit by the scoring bug in its last few games, including one game in which they scored a season low five points in the first half of play.
In an up-and-down season, the Coyotes followed that game up with an impressive outing and picked up their first district win.
Against LBJ, who has one Class 5A district title under their belts, the Coyotes have a chance to improve their league mark against a young, inexperienced LBJ squad.
The Coyotes next play Tuesday at Calallen at 7 p.m.