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Girls Varsity Basketball · Tem-Cats put 18-5A in rearview mirror with postseason next

Temple is refusing to allow Tuesday’s one-point, final-seconds loss to Bryan stick with it in such a way that it spoils what will be a vital few days before the start of the Class 5A girls basketball postseason.

“We have amnesia,” Temple coach Tamarah Sanders said.

As junior Keziah Dilworth put it, the Tem-Cats had been in playoff mode throughout District 18-5A play anyway, and their mindset won’t change or be swayed because of a regular-season closing defeat. The narrow 57-56 setback on a late layup did, however, reinforce the ever-present fact that every second of each game matters, and it was a useful reminder as the Tem-Cats embark on the third phase of their season, which begins with a bi-district matchup at 7 p.m. Monday versus 17-5A second-seed Lindale at Lancaster High School.

“The playoffs are here now and we have to seize the moment,” Dilworth said.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Joshua Weaver