Success is expected at Cedar Hill and the basketball programs have definitely delivered. Both the girls and boys basketball teams are off to red hot starts this season as they are set to get district play underway. The Lady Longhorns were 25 – 7 last season while making a playoff run. The Longhorn boys team finished at 35 – 4 last year falling in the state championship game to rival Desoto in the state final. A lot of programs have to rebuild after having that amount of success but coaches David Milson and Andrea Robinson have kept the level of performance on par with the expectations.
Longhorn boys red hot
When discussing successful basketball programs in the state of Texas, the men’s basketball team at Cedar Hill has to be mentioned. The Longhorns enjoyed a great season last year making it to the state championship game. Rival Desoto pulled out a victory in that game but the Horns are not showing any ill effects from the tough end of last season. A four game winning streak has the Horns at 18 – 3 on the season leading district 7-5A. Cedar Hill had great distribution versus district opponent Irving on Friday night with four players scoring in double figures. Their focus now turns to rival Duncanville Panthers whothey will face on Monday January 11th. If the past is any indication of the future then you better believe Longhorn basketball will continue to roll.
Lady Longhorns continue domination
District play is in full force and the Lady Longhorns have continued their winning ways. The Lady Horns are undefeated early in district play with two wins and are the 12th ranked team in the state. Their overall record is 15 – 4 earning second place in district 7-5A, trailing Texas’ second ranked team Irving MacArthur. Diara Moore leads the Lady Horns in scoring and they have played some of their best basketball on the road with a record of 7 – 0. That's a very important stat considering their next game will also be on the road versus rival Duncanville. The ability to earn victories away from home is a sign of good mental toughness and team chemistry. Not to mention playoff games will be at neutral sites so the confidence earned now is vital. Whether it be ladies or gentleman, the longhorn heard continue reload, not rebuild.
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