Lady Cardinals wrap up regular season with impressive win over South

HARLINGEN — After defeating Harlingen South 47-24 in an incredibly physical game on Tuesday, the Harlingen Lady Cardinals hoisted the District 32-6A championship trophy at the Lady Cardinals gymnasium.

It marked the second straight season the Lady Cards had gone undefeated in district play, finishing the 2015-16 regular season with an unblemished 14-0 league mark and a staggering 32-1 overall record. The Lady Cards closed out the regular season riding an unbelievable 22-game win streak as they begin the postseason next week.

But Tuesday’s contest was more than just a game between two crosstown rivals; it was a preparation for what’s ahead.

“I kept telling the team that it’s not about just about today’s opponent because each game that we play is preparation for the playoffs,” said Harlingen head coach Ashley Moncivaiz. “It’s to see what are the areas that we need to keep improving on.

“I told them they can’t be satisfied because once you get satisfied it very easy not to work hard.”

With the win, Harlingen will play District 31-6A fourth seed Edinburg North in the bi-district round. Harlingen South, meanwhile, despite the loss, has a date with PSJA North in the playoffs. South lost to PSJA North in the first round of the postseason last year, 63-54.

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