VISD playoff basketball preview

East girls basketball and West boys basketball have playoff games on Tuesday

VICTORIA, Texas — It’s crunch time for the East girls and West boys.

East girls basketball plays  district foe Veterans Memorial in the 5A regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night, while the West boys will play their bi-district playoff game against Laredo Martin. The Titans game will be in Sinton at 7 pm, while the Warriors’ playoff opener will tip-off at the same time at Cole High School (San Antonio).

“Very proud, said West junior of the program’s turnaround after winning just one district game last year. “It’s just the intensity and effort has gotten a lot higher, the desire to win has gotten higher from last year.”

The East girls, meanwhile, find themselves in the third round of the postseason for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

“We’re really excited,” said senior Leilani Wimbish-Gay. “We can’t stop talking about it. We’ll just give it our all.”

The East girls went 13-3 in district play this season, while the West boys were 10-6.