DCS, Monterey girls eye playoffs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

Delta Charter School will host its first ever home playoff game tonight when the No. 14 Lady Storm welcome No. 19 Kentwood.

Game time is slated for 6 p.m. in Ferriday.

“This is really exciting, especially to get a top seed and get a home game,” DCS coach Ron Ellis said. “We’re just looking to come out and get this victory.”

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Delta Charter enters the showdown playing perhaps some of its basketball this season. The Lady Storm have won six of their past eight games with all of their wins coming by at least 11 points.

“We’ve been playing well lately,” Ellis said. “Once district hit, we picked it up.”

Kentwood (8-19-1), meanwhile, enters having lost seven of its past eight games.

“They’re not too big of a team,” Ellis said. “From the scouting report I’ve got, there’s nobody that stands out, but they’re a real scrappy team.”

Ellis said the key for his squad is to come out focused and not take Kentwood lightly.

“We have to act like we want it from the beginning,” he said. “We can’t wait until the end. It could be the last game of the year.”

Monterey at Weston

Twenty-third seed Monterey High School will attempt to pull off an upset today when it travels to face No. 10 Weston in the Bi-District round of the LHSAA Class B girls playoffs.

Monterey coach Cary Shively said his squad is ready for the challenge after having last played Feb. 7.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “They’ve got a pretty good team. We’re all looking forward to the opportunity.”

Monterey enters the showdown with a 9-14 mark, while Weston enters with a 23-8-1 record.

Shively said Weston features a team taller than his girls, but that isn’t derailing his confidence.

“Most teams that we face typically are (taller),” he said. “They have some 3-point shooters. They play man-to-man and a little zone. They’re going to be quick.”

Shively said with this past weekend off has given his squad a chance to rest their legs and get re-energized.

Game time is set for 6 p.m. in Jonesboro.

“I feel like we’re getting better and better,” Shively said. “We just welcome the opportunity.”