Cowboys hosting Allen in bi-district after week off


Nick Larry

Coppell junior guard Anthony Black dunks against Flower Mound in the CHS Arena on Saturday. The Cowboys host Allen in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the CHS Arena.

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor

Seeding for the District 6-6A co-district champions came to one last tie breaker as Coppell and Marcus had the same record, the same head-to-head matchup and even the same point differential at 136. 

One coin toss to determine the bracket the Cowboys would play in. Winner takes first seed and the loser takes second. 

Coppell (18-3, 12-2 in District 6-6A) won the coin toss and with it, the first seed of District 6-6A. With the first seed, the Cowboys host District 5A’s fourth seed Allen (13-8, 5-6) in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the CHS Arena. 

The Cowboys haven’t been able to practice for most of the week due to inclement weather and will enter this game with little to no team practice and only a few runs under a few players’ belts.

“We’ve never been in a situation where we had to get one or zero practices before playing an important game,” Coppell junior guard Devank Rane said. “[Regardless,] we have to go in really focused this game because it’s win or go home now and we only have 32 minutes to keep our season alive.”

The week layoff did give the Cowboys plenty of rest coming off of three back-to-back games last weekend and will alter the way Coppell will use its depth throughout the game as not every player will be at 100 percent, according to Coppell junior guard Ryan Agarwall.

“[The lack of practice] will show in a couple of plays that don’t happen as they’re supposed to but at the end of the day, a week is not going to ruin everything,” Agarwal said. “We are not going to forget our plays or our game plan so I don’t think it’ll affect us too much.”

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