Ponder

Ponder’s Karly Ivy (11) dribbles the ball during a Jan. 5 home game against while Valley View. The Lady Lions will take on Dallas Madison at 7 p.m. Friday in Prosper.

Eight Denton-area girls basketball teams have qualified for the playoffs, which begin on Thursday with the bi-district round.

Guyer, Braswell, Lake Dallas, Argyle, Krum and Aubrey will each begin their postseason runs on Thursday with games across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

After winning a share of the District 5-6A title, Guyer (19-5) will square off against Hebron in a rematch of last year’s Class 6A Region I bi-district round. The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Hawks 61-36 last season. Tip-off for Thursday night’s game is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Denton High.

Braswell will take on Plano at 7 p.m. Thursday at Frisco Reedy High School.

Lake Dallas — the District 6-5A champions — will meet Aledo at 4:30 p.m. at Bridgeport High School. The Lady Falcons are coming off a trip to the region semifinal last year.

Lake Dallas

Lake Dallas guard Jorja Elliott (32) shoots the ball and scores against Grapevine on Jan. 29 in Corinth. Lake Dallas will face off against Aledo at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridgeport High School.

Argyle and Benbrook will collide at 6 p.m. at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in the Class 4A Region I bi-district round. The Lady Eagles are the reigning 4A runner-up after losing in overtime to Fairfield in the state title game last year.

Krum and Fort Worth Dunbar will do battle at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Burleson High School.

Aubrey rounds out local teams playing on Thursday night. The Lady Chaparrals are set to take on Kennedale at 7 p.m. at Grapevine High School in the 4A Region II bi-district round.

Ponder is the only area team that will play on Friday night.

The Lady Lions will take on Dallas Madison at 7 p.m. at Prosper High School in the Class 3A Region II bi-district round. Ponder completed a flawless 14-0 run through District 10-3A play en route to the league title and is 24-3 overall.

Sanger is the only team that qualified for the playoffs that will not play a first-round game this week. The Lady Indians’ bi-district opponent, Uplift Summit International, forfeited, according to Sanger coach Derek Hilliard.

Sanger will advance to the area round next week and await the winner of Dallas Pinkston and Alvarado.

REECE WADDELL can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @ReeceWaddell15.

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