Jacksonville Daily Progress
Girls basketball squads from New Summerfield and Bullard High Schools will be in action on Friday as both the Lady Hornets and the Lady Panthers are slated to match-up against a couple of salty foes in Area Round action.
New Summerfield (19-12) won its bi-district clash with Tenaha on Tuesday as Maritzza Melendez pumped in 21 points in the Lady Hornets' 54-45 victory.
New Summerfield, who finished third in District 21-A-I, also got double-digit production from Simone Derrett and Ramie Weaver, who canned 15 and 13 points, respectively.
At 6 p.m. Friday at the Central Heights Gymnasium, the Lady Hornets will take on a formidable opponent, the Lady Eagles from Zavalla.
Zavalla is 29-6 on the year and us ranked No. 15 in this week's Class A-I Texas Association of Basketball Coaches weekly poll.
Zavalla won the District 23-A-I title and had a first-round playoff bye.
The District 16-3A champion Bullard Lady Panthers (24-9) will collide with No. 15-ranked Pittsburg at 6 p.m. Friday at Lindale's Eagle Gymnasium, in a Class 3-A, Region II, Area affair.
Pittsburg (28-5) got past Quinlan-Ford, 55-38, on Tuesday to advance to play Bullard.
DeNasia Watson tossed in 22 points for Pittsburg in the victory.
Bullard, who garnered an opening-round free pass, already has a win over Pittsburg this season, as the Lady Panthers won 40-27 back on Dec. 8, 2012, in a game that was played in Bullard.
Bullard has lost only one game in 2013, and that came at the hands of Kilgore (54-41) in District 16-3A action.