Marlin girls a favorite in 3A regional tournament

MARLIN, Texas The Marlin girls play close to home in the regional tournament and are considered a favorite to win and advance to the state tournament.

The Lady Bulldogs are having a very good playoff run so far, a run that includes a win over state ranked Academy earlier this week. They face Hitchcock in the regional semifinals Friday at Midway High School and with a win they'll play again Saturday.

Mystique Womack has been dynamic in the playoffs. The outstanding Marlin junior had a big regular season but her postseason has been even better. Womack was averaging over 40 points per game in the playoffs before Tuesday's 29-point performance against the Lady Bees.

Marlin also has some young talent in the paint and that's helped them make this run as well. Both post players are averaging near a double-double this season.