On Tuesday the high school girls basketball season concluded for most of Galveston County’s teams. Ball High, Friendswood, Clear Springs, Clear Falls, Hitchcock, Bay Area Christian and O’Connell are among those who have clinched playoff spots. The boys basketball season continues to wind down Friday with a couple of marquee matchups on the schedule. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

FRIDAY’S GAMES TO WATCH

• Bay City at La Marque boys: It’s been somewhat of an up-and-down season for the three teams jostling for position at the top of the District 24-4A standings, and the La Marque Cougars (4-2 in district) will look to end the Bay City Blackcats’ (5-2) regular season with a loss to pull ahead of them for first place in 24-4A.

La Marque won the teams’ previous matchup in Bay City, 77-67, but has district defeats against Brazosport (4-2) and West Columbia (3-3). The Cougars avenged their loss against Brazosport with a 57-47 win last Friday, and will close the regular season next Tuesday against Columbia. The Blackcats’ other district loss came against Brazosport, who they beat in their rematch Tuesday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

• Clear Lake at Dickinson: The Dickinson Gators have remained undefeated running the District 24-6A gauntlet, so far, but they close the regular season with their two toughest district opponents, starting Friday with the Clear Lake Falcons.

The Gators (10-0 in district) rode a huge second half from star point guard Truman Mark to win the teams’ previous district matchup, 74-68, but the Falcons (8-2) haven’t lost since that setback, coming into the rematch as winners of five straight, including avenging a first-round loss to rival Clear Creek.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.

ALSO ON FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

• Boys:

Ball High at Goose Creek Memorial, 7 p.m.

Clear Creek at Clear Brook, 7 p.m.

Clear Falls at Clear Springs, 7 p.m.

Friendswood at Baytown Lee, 7 p.m.

Crosby at Santa Fe, 7 p.m.

Galena Park at Texas City, 7 p.m.

Christian Home School at Bay Area Christian, 7:30

O’Connell at Huntsville Alpha Omega, 7:30 p.m.

• Girls:

La Marque at Bay City, 6:30 p.m.

Christian Home School at Bay Area Christian, 6 p.m.

O’Connell at Huntsville Alpha Omega, 6 p.m.

DISTRICT GLANCE

• District 24-6A girls

Clear Springs — 11-1

Clear Lake — 9-3

Clear Falls — 9-3

Alvin — 6-6

Clear Creek — 5-7

Dickinson — 1-11

Clear Brook — 1-11

Tuesday’s results:

Clear Springs 64, Clear Creek 58

Alvin 44, Dickinson 37

Clear Lake 51, Clear Brook 37

(Open) Clear Falls

• District 22-5A girls

Goose Creek Memorial — 12-2

Ball High — 12-2

Friendswood — 12-2

Crosby — 8-6

Texas City — 5-9

Santa Fe — 5-9

Baytown Lee — 1-13

Galena Park — 1-13

Tuesday’s results:

Ball High 44, Lee 22

Friendswood 76, Crosby 50

Texas City 61, Santa Fe 41

GCM 92, Galena Park 20

• District 24-6A boys

Dickinson — 10-0

Clear Creek — 8-2

Clear Lake — 8-2

Clear Brook — 4-6

Clear Springs — 4-7

Clear Falls — 1-9

Alvin — 1-10

Tuesday’s results:

Clear Creek 60, Clear Springs 50

Dickinson 77, Alvin 62

Clear Lake 68, Clear Brook 57

(Open) Clear Falls

• District 22-5A boys

Texas City — 11-1

Ball High — 10-2

Friendswood — 9-3

Crosby — 6-6

Goose Creek Memorial — 5-7

Baytown Lee — 5-7

Galena Park — 1-11

Santa Fe — 1-11

Tuesday’s results:

Ball High 61, Lee 48

Friendswood 58, Crosby 40

Texas City 75, Santa Fe 54

GCM 71, Galena Park 45

Editor’s note: The District 22-5A girls tri-champions Ball High, Friendswood and Goose Creek Memorial flipped coins to determine playoff seeding. GCM won the No. 1 seed, with Ball High getting No. 2 and Friendswood getting No. 3.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

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