Lady Badgers earn a first-round bye with Friday win

Staff report, Alice Echo-News Journal

The Ben Bolt Lady Badgers did more than earn bragging rights in District 32-1A Friday night.

By beating the La Villa Lady Cardinals, the Lady Badgers earned a first-round bye in the Class 1A state playoffs. Ben Bolt won the District 32-1A playoff game against La Villa at Donna Idea Academy, 48-37.

With the victory, the Lady Badgers will likely face either Flatonia or Nueces Canyon in the area round of the playoffs.

Ben Bolt and La Villa were 32-1A co-champions with identical 12-2 records this season.

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San Diego improved to 5-2 in District 31-3A by beating Zapata, 63-43 behind Aaron Sanchez's 19 points and 15 by Joseph Martinez.