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The Midlothian Heritage girls' basketball team celebrates its fourth-consecutive district championship Friday. (Courtesy Twitter).

Midlothian Heritage girls’ hoops wins fourth-consecutive district championship

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

State-ranked Midlothian Heritage secured a fourth-consecutive girls’ basketball district championship in convincing fashion Friday.

The Jaguars built a 37-8 halftime lead against Life Waxahachie and cruised to the 64-21 win. Underclassmen Kora Huff (13 points), Jules Burrows (12) and Jerzie Bryant (10) all reached double-figures to lead the effort.

Heritage head girls’ basketball coach Angie Evans recently told KBEC Sports that her focus now is having her young team return to full strength.

“I hope we get healthy. That’s the number one goal is to get everyone healthy,” said Evans following a 59-28 win against Godley. “Our starting big sorta rolled her ankle there at the end. These dang ankles, we just need to get healthy, keep pushing and keep playing hard to make sure we can play for a full four quarters.”

Heritage improved to 25-5 overall and 10-0 in District 11-4A with the Friday evening win. The program also jumped to No. 6 in this week’s TABC Class 4A state poll.

And that’s just the recent successes for the program that has yet to drop a game in 2022.

The Jaguars have now racked up 43 consecutive district wins dating back to a 55-21 victory against Venus on Feb. 6, 2018. Their last district loss came against Glen Rose, 47-28, on Feb. 2, 2018.

In fact, Glen Rose is responsible for two of the three district losses for the Jaguars, with Stephenville being the third. All three of those came during the 2017-18 season. Heritage finished 9-3 and in second place in the district that season, eventually falling to Abilene Wylie in the area championship, 63-46.

The Jaguars proceeded to finish each of the following three district seasons without a loss. The program posted 10-0 records in 2018-19 and 2019-20 and then a 12-0 mark this past season.

The streak: 43 wins and counting
• 10-0 in 2021-22 (2gms left)
• 12-0 in 2020-21
• 10-0 in 2019-20
• 10-0 in 2018-19
• 9-3 in 2017-18 – last loss to Glen Rose, 47-28, on Feb. 2, 2018.

Heritage will match that highwater mark with 12 victories if the Jaguars can close out the current district slate with wins on the road against (6-20) Hillsboro and at home against (13-18, 5-4) Ferris. Both games are slated for 6:15 p.m. on each of the next two Tuesdays (Feb. 1, Feb. 8).

TABC 4A Top-10
1. Argyle (30-0)
2. Hardin-Jefferson (26-4)
3. Fredericksburg (29-2)
4. Canyon (22-5)
5. Brownsboro (30-2)
6. Midlothian Heritage (25-5)
7. La Vega (25-4)
8. Sunnyvale (24-5)
9. Kennedale (28-6)
10. Levelland (26-3)


All photos by Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports


Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith


About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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