Preston Lawrence celebrates the Wildcats’ win against Richardson

The Lake Highlands High boys basketball team is headed to bi-district playoffs Tuesday night after defeating Richardson 81-79 in double overtime last Tuesday. The Wildcats bring strong momentum into the postseason with an 8-1 record in its final 9 games, including a big upset against Pearce the previous week. This is the first time in 7 years the team has made the playoffs.

The Wildcats, with a 10-4 district record, will play 7-6-A’s Mansfield Lake Ridge, 9-5 in district, on Feb. 19 at Flower Mound High, 3411 Peters Colony Road. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and LHHS students may ride a 5:45 p.m. bus to the game if they have a school ID and a signed waiver, available from the LHHS athletic office. The bus will transport students back to LHHS after the game.

Also in our district, Duncanville plays Waxahachie, Pearce faces South Grand Prairie and Berkner plays DeSoto. Those details are here.

The Wildcats asks supporters Tuesday to wear black and be loud. Go Cats!