In addition to death and taxes, there is at least one other thing you can count on: the Highland girls basketball team in the playoffs.
Highland (7-0 in District 13-A, 24-3 overall) wrapped up its 12th straight postseason trip on Friday by annihilating Ira, 93-36, in Ira.
Four Lady Hornets hit double figures, led by Beth Richburgâ€™s 22 points and Sierra Allenâ€™s 19. Hannah Allen had 12 points, while Madison Moseley had 10.
Sydny Helbert had nine points, Kaylee Martin six, Lora Stewart five, Stephan-ie Ashford four and Morgan Monroe three.
Highlandâ€™s win over Ira and Roscoeâ€™s 53-29 victory over Westbrook moved the Plowgirls â€” who are 5-2 in district and 16-10 overall â€” into outright second place. Ira is 4-3 and Westbrookâ€™s record fell to 3-4.
Faith Boren scored 18 points, Carolina Perez 13 and Eva Aguayo 10 to pace Roscoe. Also scoring for the Plowgirls were Stina Tom-lin with five points, Torrey Willman with four and Mir-ian Solis with three.
Roscoeâ€™s boys got their first win in district play by beating Westbrook 62-47 as the Plowboys improved to 1-4 in district (4-13 season). Roscoe, which led 32-23 at halftime, was paced by Jes-us Leanosâ€™ 32 points.
Dillon Freeman provided double-figure support by scoring 11 points while Kevin Lavalais scored nine, Shelton Tolliver four and Cutter Davila and Luke Rovig two each.
But it was a bad night for Highlandâ€™s boys, who went to first-place Ira Friday and lost, 76-29, falling to 3-2 in district and a game behind second-place Hermleigh (4-1). Brandon Stevens had nine points, Ethan Wilson eight, Michael Hyde four, Ron Covington and Kevin Box three and Seth Wood two for the Hornets.