Cowboys host Flower Mound as district play hits home stretch


Neveah Jones

Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwal attempts a layup against Plano East junior guard Brandon Hardison at the CHS Arena on Feb. 3. Agarwal announced his commitment to Stanford University, his dream school, on March 16.

Torie Peck, Staff Writer

With three district games remaining, the Coppell boys basketball team is moving to secure a third consecutive district title.

Coppell (16-2, 10-1 in District 6-6A) hosts Flower Mound (9-11, 2-9) next Saturday (2/13), in the CHS Arena. While the Jaguars remain seventh in District 6-6A, the team is known for comebacks, including a game against Flower Mound Marcus.

The Cowboys are looking to play a complete game.

“We need to continue putting four quarters together [rather than] winning games off of one or two quarters,” Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwal said.

Coming into practice this week, the Cowboys used a “rebounding” mentality to get better. They worked on defense, being in passing lanes, getting more stops, transitions and holding each other accountable.

“[Flower Mound] runs in zones,” Agarwal said. “We need to get some good lifts off the zone [defense] and pushing transitions [in order to] get in their zones and stop the play. 

Flower Mound has good shooters and two key players who make the majority of plays, Flower Mound senior Tate Langley and senior Hayden Lacy. The Cowboys plan to focus on its defense, which in turn will make its offensive game easier.

“Anyone in this district is capable of beating anyone else,” Coppell junior guard Devank Rane said. “We can’t take [Flower Mound] lightly. We have to go in with the ‘killer mentality’ and go out there and show that we’re the better team.”

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