Despite losing earlier in the week to Christoval, the Winters Lady Blizzards defeated Miles, 50-43, to clinch their first playoff berth in six years.

Despite losing earlier in the week to Christoval, the Winters Lady Blizzards defeated Miles, 50-43, to clinch their first playoff berth in six years.

On Tuesday Jan. 30, Winters faced the Christoval Lady Cougars, falling 63-34. The Lady Blizzards fell behind early, trailing 18-6 at the end of the first quarter. The teams played even in the second and Christoval took a 29-17 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Lady Cougars outscored Winters 34-17 for the final margin. Monique Carrillo led Winters with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Karlee Busher had seven points and nine rebounds.

On Friday, Winters traveled to Miles, coming away with a 50-43 win. In the first quarter, the Lady Blizzards jumped out to a 10-5 lead. In the second quarter, Winters exploded for 22 points, behind eight points by Carrillo, to take a 32-15 halftime lead. In the second half, Miles outscored Winters 28-18 for the final margin. Carrillo finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Busher had eight points to go along with seven rebounds, while Aimee Green had seven points and five assists. Cha-Cha Lovelace had five rebounds and five assists.

In the JV game, the JV Lady Blizzards picked up their 9th win of the season with a 36-16 win over Miles' JV. Miranda Rodriguez had 10 points and Jezebel Gonzalez had seven.

The win over Miles improves the Lady Blizzards to 19-13 on the season and 6-5 in district. They are tied with Irion County for third place. Winters faced Irion County on Tuesday. If the Lady Blizzards win, they will be the third place representatives from District 7-2A and face Hamlin at a location yet to be determined. If Winters loses, they will be fourth place and face off against Haskell.