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Courtside: Big Games and Crosstown Rivalries

BY TJ GARCIA
Edinburg High’s gym will be rocking Friday night as it hosts TWO top ten basketball matches between longtime traditional hardwood powers.
The 956sports.com 7th-ranked Edinburg Bobcats boys (17-4, 4-0) will host the 5th-ranked PSJA North Raiders (20-5, 3-1) at 6 p.m., and immediately following that barn burner 956sports.com‘s No. 1 ranked Edinburg Lady Bobcats (23-5, 6-0) will host the No. 6-ranked PSJA North Raiders (21-6, 5-1).
The Edinburg Bobcats feature sophomore Antoine Woodard, the RGV’s second-leading scorer at 19.2 points per game. PSJA North is a tough-as-nails team that prides itself on defense and sharing the ball. The Lady Bobcats are lead by do-everything junior guard Jayla Santa Maria, the RGV’s third-leading scorer at 18.1 points per game. Meanwhile, PSJA North’s Mel Palacios enters the contest scoring 16.4 points per clip.
Both games are key District 31-6A games and may be the best combo of games so far this year. Get their early, pay one admission, get two great games.
The Edinburg-PSJA North games highlight one of the better basketball Fridays in the RGV so far this year. There are a bevy great match ups.
On the boys side:
  • No. 2 Weslaco travels to No. 4 Los Fresnos. Both are undefeated in district and are loaded with talent. Great game.
  • No. 3 McAllen Rowe plays host to cross-town rival McHi. Rowe is absolutely stellar with great shooting. McHi is solid.
  • No. 1 Edinburg Vela goes to No. 10 Economedes. Econ looks to bounce back after Tuesday loss. Vela hitting its stride, rolling.

On the girls side:

  • No. 2 Weslaco at Los Fresnos. Lots of district implications here. Lady Panthers have won four straight. Lady Falcons four out of five.
  • Vela travels to Economedes. Not a highly-ranked game but a key match up with possible playoff implications for Vela.
  • No. 3 Rio Grande City goes to Laredo Martin for a tough district battle. A win for RGC is key for playoff positioning.

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