Though basketball season doesn’t tip off until November, area players aren’t waiting for the beginning of the 2022-23 school year to hit the hardwood thanks to the start of the Lampasas summer basketball league, which begins Monday, June 6.
The girls play on Monday evenings, while the boys play on Tuesday nights. Teams committed to playing include Burnet, Evant, Hamilton, Lago Vista, Lampasas, Lometa, Marble Falls and San Saba. The league has a varsity and a junior varsity division. Full-court games last 40 minutes and teams play two contests a week all at Lampasas High School, 2716 U.S. 281.
The reason why coaches entered their teams to play is the same reason why football coaches want to see their skill players compete in 7-on-7 and linemen enter lineman challenges; it’s about touches and working on the sport during the offseason.
Fans may get a glimpse of what’s coming in the new District 24-4A that starts during the 2022-23 school year and features Burnet, Lago Vista, Lampasas and Marble Falls. The only member not playing is Jarrell. Georgetown Gateway, another district member, doesn’t have a girls basketball program.
Last season, the Burnet Lady Dawgs won the district championship and reached the Class 4A Region III final but lost to Sourlake Hardin-Jefferson 64-39. Marble Falls finished fourth in District 25-5A and lost to New Braunfels Canyon 46-43 on a 3-pointer at the horn in a bi-disrict championship. Lago Vista won District 25-3A and lost in the regional quarterfinals to San Antonio Cole 41-31. Lampasas finished fourth in District 6-4A and lost to Burkburnett 54-47 in a bi-district championship.
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