Community Christian School is ready for the playoffs, but Cornerstone Academy has thrown a wrench into the process by not wanting to play a seeding game after the two teams tied in TCAF District 1 D2 play with matching 3-1 records.
Cornerstone has instead has offered to accept the lower seeding coming out of district play and doesn’t want to play the standard tiebreaker and playoff seeding game.
“We are still in negotiations with the league (TCAF), about the girls’ status,” CCS administrator Douglas Jefferson said. “The league has received the written request and should make a determination soon.”
CSS is willing to forego a tiebreaker if the Lady Warriors receive the No. 1 seed. The offer from Cornerstone would include the two schools being named district co-champions.
“We are, of course, willing to not play if we receive the No. 1 seed, and we are co-champions,” Jefferson said. “
If the TCAF approves the negotiation between the two schools, the Lady Warriors will host Victory Christian Academy Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Mineral Wells City Gym
CCS 48 Burton Adventist 42
The Lady Warriors feasted under the Burton Adventist basket as CCS collected 32 rebounds, including 24 of those boards on defense that led to a tight 48-42 win.
CCS got a five-point cushion with a 12-7 first quarter, but Burton kept the score tight the entire way as no more than two points separated the two teams over the next three frames 16-14, 9-11 and 11-10.
Eliana Buchanan topped the CCS rebounding with nine boards, and Kate Buchanan pulled down seven.
The rebounds were vital for CCS as the Lady Warriors were slightly cool on offense shooting 40 percent from the field. K. Buchanan was the exception with an 80-percent shooting average and eight points.
Hena Spahic’s 16 points led the Lady Warriors on offense and she also had five assists and four steals. Emilee Reed also reached double figures on offense with 11 points.
CCS travels to Crowley Friday for a game against Nazarene Christian Academy at 6 p.m.