Cowboys host Lewisville to defend their first place seat


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Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwal shoots against Hebron senior David Deal on Jan. 26 at the CHS Arena. Agarwal announced his commitment to Stanford University, his dream school, on March 16.

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer

Coppell maintained its first place seat after a 66-56 victory over Hebron on Tuesday night. But first place is once again on the line this Friday night against Lewisville at the CHS Arena. 

Coppell (14-2, 8-1in District 6-6A) and Lewisville (13-8, 5-4 in District 6-6A) tipoff at 8 p.m with first place still on the line. 

“It’s good to be first, but if anyone beats us it puts them in a good spot for playoffs,” Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwal said. “We want to stay in first place so we’re going to play like we’re not in first, we have to have the mentality of an underdog to beat [Lewisville].” 

Coppell and Lewisville have both been in the top teams in the district for the last couple years. 

“We won by 10 [points] last time, but [Lewisville] and anyone else in our district is still capable of beating us, so if we play like Coppell does we’ll be fine.” Coppell junior point guard Devank Rane said. “It’s really hard for teams to guard us because we have people that can get to the rim, make good passes and everyone can shoot the ball.”

The Cowboys are highlighting getting stops and playing defensively as playing major roles in their game against Lewisville. In practice, they have worked on rebounds and being aggressive both offensively and defensively in order to put themselves in the best position on Friday night, where Lewisville won’t be able to run the score up like their usual style of play. 

“The best case scenario [tonight] would be a good win where we win not just by two or three [points],” Agarwal said. “Where we start the game strong and end it with the same amount of confidence and power.”

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