Multiple Teams · ND has playoff shot as second half of district play begins


 

Coach Brett Cole and Kobe Wrice talk at the end of the game against Woodrow.
Coach Brett Cole and Kobe Wrice talk at the end of the game against Woodrow.

North Dallas has an opportunity to make the playoffs this season. Normally, the Bulldogs are out of playoff contention at the halftime way point of district play. But not this year.

The Bulldogs are 7-11 overall and 3-4 in District 11-5A. The second half of district play begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday against Carrollton Creekview at Cobb Field House. Creekview won the first meeting 58-42 at Creekview.

“We’re going for a good season,” Cole said recently.  “We have a chance to do something that hasn’t been done in a while.”

The Bulldogs are not known for their basketball teams. Most opponents probably see them as an easy “W,” but not this season.

Forward Kobe Bryant Wrice and shooting guard Darius Watts — all-district performers last season — give the Bulldogs a chance to make the playoffs. Guard Edwin White, an all-district performer, has returned after missing most of the early games. Guard Paul Gandara provide ball-handling, steals and rebound assistance.

“Very pleased with our ability to compete each night,” Cole said. “This will help us during the second round of district play. We have to continue to get better each week.”