The battle continues: Lady Hawks, Lady Cards duel as 2nd half of district play begins

The second half of the District 32-6A girls basketball season gets underway tonight with the Harlingen Lady Cardinals hosting the Harlingen South Lady Hawks. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

The Lady Hawks enter today’s contest with a 4-3 league mark and have won their last two in a row with victories against Weslaco East and Brownsville Rivera. The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, are 6-1 in conference play and tied for the 32-6A lead along with Weslaco High and San Benito. Since dropping a close one to Weslaco on Dec. 19, the Lady Red Birds have won their last four straight including a big 51-43 win over San Benito this past Friday.

In their last meeting on Dec. 12, the Lady Cards went into the Lady Hawks gym and walked out with a 58-42 victory. Today’s meeting, however, is actually the third between the intracity rivals. On Nov. 11, Harlingen beat South 52-40 in the Mid-Valley Classic.


The South and Harlingen boys also duel tonight with the Cards hosting the Hawks immediately following the girls game at 7:30.

The Cardinals enter the game at 4-1 in 32-6A play and have won their last two in a row and last five of six. Their most recent victory came this past Friday with a 71-53 win at San Benito. As for the Hawks, they also enter today contest at 4-1 in league play after dropping their first conference game of the season last Friday to Brownsville Rivera.


Thanks to a huge 54-43 road win over Weslaco High on Friday, the Los Fresnos Falcons improved to 5-0 in District 32-6A. They will now look to stay atop the league standings when they host San Benito at 7:30 tonight. The Falcons have been red hot lately and are riding an eight-game win streak dating back to Dec. 16. The last team they lost to was Brownsville Pace in the McAllen City of Palms Tournament.


After a huge upset win at Weslaco High last Tuesday catapulted the San Benito Lady Greyhounds into first play in District 32-6A, the Lady Hounds failed to keep momentum going as they fell to Harlingen High on Friday. The loss dropped SB into a three-way tie for first place along with Harlingen and Weslaco, which are all 6-1. The Lady Hounds will now look to keep pace as they head to Los Fresnos tonight. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. The Lady Falcons enter the contest at 3-4 in league play and have been up and down as of late going 2-2 in their four outings.


While the season is still young, the high school soccer season is upon us and the Harlingen Cardinals host the Rio Hondo Bobcats at 7 p.m. today at Boggus Stadium. The Bobcats are team on the rise after making the postseason in their inaugural season last year. They return a total of eight starters, including Jose Meza, Jimmy Weaver, Edgar Marrioquin, Matt Cuellar, Alfonso Lopez and Oscar Cabello. The team also features some new talent like football star Eric Pizarro.


Harlingen South Lady Hawks/Hawks

-Friday: Los Fresnos

-Jan. 23: at Brownsville Hanna

Harlingen Lady Cardinals/Cardinals

-Friday: at Brownsville Rivera

-Jan. 23: Weslaco

San Benito Lady Hounds/Hounds

-Friday: Weslaco East

-Jan. 23: Brownsville Rivera