GLEN ROSE, Texas — To say Midlothian Heritage High School is storming into the UIL 4A basketball postseason might be a bit of an understatement.
The Jaguars beat their second consecutive opponent, Glen Rose High School, by more than 20 points on Friday at GRHS Gymnasium and stayed neck-and-neck with Life Waxahachie for the district lead.
The Midlothian Heritage (24-5, 9-1) win came only days after they dominated Stephenville High school 60-25 behind four double-digit performances — including 13 from scoring leader Jackson McLaughlin.
By beating the Running Tigers 73-46, they remained deadlocked with Life Waxahachie High School in first place and four games ahead of Stephenville, which is in a two-way tie with Alvarado High School for third place.
Glen Rose, at 3-6 in District 8-4A and with two games left on its regular schedule, is still in contention for fourth place but will meet Life Waxahachie's Mustangs during the regular season finale. Midlothian Heritage was scheduled to play Venus High School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at MHHS Gymnasium.
The Jaguars won the first-round district meeting with the help of 17 points from senior Seth Golden and 11 points and eight rebounds from senior Michael Holland. In addition to helping limit Venus leading scorer Kelby Storm to 10 points, junior Kevin Luke pulled down nine rebounds and blocked four shots.
Midlothian Heritage shot a blistering 53 percent from the field — 18-for-33 on 2-point shots and 13-for-25 from three.