If they can duplicate that feat this week, they’ll be going to the state tournament.
Callaway begins play in the Region 5-AA tournament today with a home game against Temple at 7 p.m.
Callaway (4-16 overall, 4-6 in region play) comes in as the fifth seed, and Temple (1-21, 0-10) is the eighth seed.
If the Lady Cavaliers win today, they would play Kendrick (16-8, 7-3) on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Hardaway High.
The winner of that game would advance to the semifinals, and earn an invitation to the state tournament.
The Lady Cavaliers, after beginning the season with 11 straight losses, have won four of their past nine games, and last week when they beat Manchester and Temple in back-to-back games, they had their first winning streak since the 2008-2009 season.
“All the effort that they have put forth in practice and in the games is really paying off for them,” Callaway head coach Deyano Martin said. Callaway shouldn’t have much trouble dispatching a Temple team that has struggled mightily this season.
In the two previous meetings, Callaway beat Temple 54-37 and 48-32.
Tuesday’s task would be a lot more difficult.
In the only meeting this season between the teams, Kendrick (16-8, 7-3) beat Callaway 74-45.
On the boys’ side, Callaway heads into the region tournament as the number three seed.
The Cavaliers moved up a spot after Spencer, which beat Callaway during the regular season, had to forfeit all of its region victories for using an ineligible player.
Callaway will play its tournament opener on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Hardaway High against the winner of today’s game between Heard County (1-21, 1-9) and Temple (13-9, 3-7).
If Temple wins, it would face Callaway for the third time this season.
The Cavaliers won the first meeting 80-62, but the second game came down to the wire, with Callaway holding on for a 73-71 win.
If Callaway wins Tuesday, it would face second-seeded Manchester on Thursday in the semifinals.
A win Tuesday would also propel Callaway into the state tournament.