Lady Mustangs lock up No. 2 seed for the playoffs

FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs will be going to the post-season as the No. 2 seed from the tough District 24-6A. They secured that spot with a hard-earned 57-52 victory over the Dickinson Lady Gators.

Dickinson gave the Lady 'Stangs all they could handle which was a good test for Friendswood in preparation for the upcoming playoffs.

"I knew Dickinson would be ready for us and they would put up a fight," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Friendswood took the opening quarter for a 14-11 lead, but Dickinson would stay close as the Lady Mustangs nipped the Lady Gators 14-13 in the second for a slim 28-24 lead at intermission.

The third quarter went to Dickinson 14-13 as the two teams entered the final eight minutes with the score 41-38 in favor of Friendswood.

With the score at 45-43, Friendswood would go on a 6-1 run with 3:23 left in the game for a 51-44 advantage.

But the Lady Gators weren't going to go away as they closed the gap to 51-49 with 2:01 left.

Kayla Callaway would score a bucket with 1:18 to go giving Friendswood a 53-49 margin.

Dickinson turned the ball over and Hope Woodard hit 1-of-2 free throws with 40 seconds left giving Friendswood a 54-49 lead.

The Lady Gators hustled down the court and got a 3-pointer from Krystal Smith with 26 seconds left to cut the lead to 54-52.

Alex Frankhouser was immediately fouled and would miss the front end of the one-and-one, but Friendswood's Erika Aamodt grabbed the rebound and put the ball in the basket for two points and a 56-52 lead. A final free throw made the final score 57-52.

Brooke Cheatwood led Friendswood with 14 points while Callaway and Kristen Cole had 12 and eight points respectively. 

Friendswood faced Fort Bend Travis on Tuesday (late) in the opening round of the playoffs.