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Just a Great fan of the game. Email your basketball pictures, videos & articles and I will get it out here for you. Glad to be of help! LET'S PROMOTE HOUSTON, LET'S PROMOTE YOU, LET'S PROMOTE BASKETBALL! Let's also look back and enjoy the memoirs as we move on...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hightower “TWIN” Canes Bound To 5A State Title

Tyler and Taylor Gilbert will not be denied by Bellaire. The Fort Bend hurricanes twin towers both in double figures 21 and 17 points respectively with Jasmine Brewer adding 12 more points just enough to end the lady cardinal’s conquest to Austin Texas. It was a great journey for Bellaire getting as far as they did, but the young cardinals will be back next year and who knows how far the TRIO will take them. AJ Alix scored 40 points and both Raven Burns and Bianca Winslow added 12 points each but still ended up short for the cardinals to pull it off this time. In region II Cy Fair is going for the fourth time in a row this year to try and get another state title after beating Bryan in a close game 54-50 at Waco. Let’s be PROUD of the two Houston teams headed to Austin for the 5A state finals. GO H-TOWN! more pictures to follow...

Lady Cardinals Determined and Moving Forward

Last night Bellaire proved everyone that they’re not out of gas yet. They came out swinging giving all their best and toppled Clear Lake 46-43. Bianca Winslow played one of her best games on both side of the floor scoring 14 points. AJ Alix led the cardinals with 26 points. Clear Lake was leading early in the game closing the 1st quarter 11-0, but the lady cards has a plan that if they can keep the game score close and stay patient they can pull it off and they did AGAIN! Clear Lake top scorer was Ashley Westby by 14 points. Bellaire will play Hightower for the regional title today at MO Campbell Center. Westside losing to Hightower 55-48 in well played game. See Photos @ http://www.slide.com/r/DXKJI4RE7z_6Yw0_-AX6_bylL2sFRvlt

Thursday, February 25, 2010

St. Agnes Tigers Basketball Advances To State TAPPS 2-5A Play-Offs

St. Agnes Academy's varsity basketball team will again make the trip to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) final four on Friday, as the squad gears up to play Forth Worth's Nolan Catholic High School in Arlington.The team defeated San Antonio's Holy Cross High School on Friday to secure a state play-off berth. "We started out strong finishing the first quarter with a 22 to 5 lead. We were outscored in the second and third quarters, but finished the fourth quarter with a 20 to 14 run and the victory," Coach Jeff Hollinger said. In just 10 minutes of play, Sophomore Amber Cooper had four of her eight total blocked shots in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds; Junior Kellie Pressler had four blocked shots of her own. Junior Jill Jackson had eight steals in the game. Senior Lauren Kleczynski had six assists on the game and Senior Chelsea Bass scored 24 points to lead all scorers. The Tigers finished the season 26-9 overall and 10-0 in district play. They are the current TAPPS 2-5A champions. The semifinal game is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington. (Article Courtesy of St Agnes & photo by ESPN RISE ) More on Lady Tigers @

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

#13 Burns Burned Elsik Ram’s Hope

Raven Burns #13 chased by Crystal Porter #24 made the last layup shot to beat Elsik. Bellaire turned up their defense after being down double digit in the first half. It was all Elsik at first and it looks like Bellaire will never have a chance to get back ending the half 41-29, but they did fought back with all their heart and never gave up which was very rewarding at the end. Bianca Winslow shot a three to tie the game with less than 30 seconds to go then Regina Harris deflected a pass that lead to Raven Burns layup shot to win the game for the cardinals 79-77. AJ Alix played very well for Bellaire scoring 35 points followed by Burns with 16 and Winslow added 12. Akuna Elonu lead the Rams with 20 points, Crytal Porter and Jasmine Ocanas with 19 points each. (To see video scroll to the bottom page for Featured Video of the Month) Bellaire will play Clear Lake who beat Ft Bend Elkins tonight 51-45. Cy Fair won Monday beating Cy Creek easy 70-51 and North Shore losing to Ft. Bend Hightower in overtime 54-51. Let's not forget about Westside ending Atascocita's road to Austin 73-65.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back To The Future! 2012-2014

2005 Team NCI Elite is where they all started. Sponsored by The Neighborhood Centers Inc. this group of girls believed in themselves and has never given up to this day. They are the same familiar faces that wrecked records in middle school basketball now making names in the high school scenes. Spread all over Houston makes it tough to keep up with all their games, but love to hear that they are all doing well and holding their own. Losing the support from NCI never stopped their passion for the game with the help & dedication of three great coaches they are destined to achieve their dreams. Coach Anthony Hemmit and Coach Rob Sanders now coaches of Houston Angels and Coach Moses Ellis now heads the Coast 2 Coast girl’s basketball. In the picture you will find Jazmine Guerrero-2012/Dobie HS, Sadalia Ellis-2012/CyFalls HS, Bianca Winslow-2012/Bellaire HS, Hannah Cambel-2014/Village School, Meaghan Scott-2012 & Briana Scott-2013/Sam Rayburn HS, Jasmyn Howard-2012 & Kaylan Sanders-2012/Elkins HS, Briana Williams-2013/St. Johns School, Blayke Hemmitt-2012/Pearland Dawson HS, Alexus Hynes-2013/CyFalls HS with coaches Coaches Anthony Hemmitt, Rob Sanders and Moses Ellis.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

High School Playoffs Heating Up!

While everyone is concentrated with the high school ball playoff games, somewhere in Katy Texas, Houston Heat is burning up and toasting every opponent by over 20 points in every game at the Coast 2 Coast junior high league. Coached by Howard Turner the Houston Heat/DFW Elite-Washington organization is under the direction of George Washington who coaches girl’s basketball at Westbury Christian. These groups of 2014 & 2015 girls combine are the girls that will be taking the high school floors all over Houston next year. Where ever any of these girls end up in high school will sure be a great addition for any teams. It is very exciting to watch so many young talents under one roof competing day in day out and getting better every weekend. The summer ball is just around the corner and will get rolling after the high school playoffs and by then the young ones will be competing with the seasoned high school players coming off the school ball competition. What a great summer to look forward to.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tonight The Eagles Flew Over College Park

Cypress Falls Eagles Flying High Over College Park 59-46. Leading Cy Falls Eagles with 14 points junior guard Macy Moore followed by two other guards sophomore Shernise Robertson and junior Lakendra Scott with 10 points each. Eagles led all four quarters and never look back. High scorer for College Park are Shafer and Munoz both with 11 points each. Cy Falls will now face Georgetown for the Regional Quarterfinals on February 23rd.

46-44 Elkins Knights Stun Channelview’s Lady Falcons

Donielle Breaux #33 lead the Knights with 20 points past Channelview’s Taryn Gregory and Amber Bettis whom both scored 18 points a piece for the Lady Falcons. Elkins started with an early lead of 14-2 in the first quarter then Falcons slowly creeps and caught up to tie the game past mid fourth quarter then Knights Jazmin Howard hit a crucial 3 point shot to put Elkins back on top by two. Channelview got a chance to tie the game with 8 seconds left on the clock but missed both free throws which caused them a chance to advance to the next round. Amber Polk added 10 points for Elkins. The Knights will be facing Clear Lake in the Regional Quarterfinals who knocked Dobie out for contention in an earlier game at Pearland Dawson. Around the city, Bellaire survived Cinco, Cy Falls past College Park, Westside over Katy Taylor and Hightower dominated Beaumont West Brook.

Yates Lions 50 Straight WINS!

The Lions ended their regular season 26-0 with and average of 118 points per game but continues to make Houston PROUD. The Yates high school basketball team took home its first state championship in boys’ basketball after winning the Texas UIL competition for Class 4A in 2009. The students athletes played under the direction and guidance of Coach Greg Wise. “It is great to see the Jack Yates Lions roar being heard across the country again,” said District IV Trustee Paula Harris. There is always the FIRST and the YATES LIONS IT IS! Let' savor the moments and enjoy their victories. Let it be known that HOUSTON TEXAS is the home of past, current and future GREAT BALLERS boys and girls alike.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friendswood Senior Point Guard Lead Lady Mustangs

(February 16th) Friendswood 58 over Bay City 47, Annalisa Hall the crafty point guard scored 28 points to make it happen for the lady mustangs with the help of freshman Jillian Bergeson adding 11 and Junior post Kellsey Kaufhold for another 10 points. They will face Worthing high school at Manvel on the 19th 6pm game time. Worthing is led by Jenzel Nash and Shriley McGowen averaging 28 and 15 points respectively.

Bi-District Playoffs-Alief Elsik 91 Mayde Creek 44

Elsik’s sophomore Crystal Porter is not a household name yet, but continue to be a great contributor for Elsik Rams this year. Rams past Mayde Creek with five girls in double figures. Telissa Spencer with 22 followed by Akunna Elonu with 20, Lindsey Cypher 14, Jasmine Ocanas 13 and C. Porter with 12. Other games Cinco over Stratford, MacArthur over Madison, Elkins beat Clear Creek, Dulles lost to Clear Lake, Seven Lakes over Memorial, Lamar lost Atascocita, Katy Taylor over Alief Taylor, Deer Park on top of West Brook and the Westside Wolves beat Eisenhower. In Region II College Park still in contention, Cy Woods lost to Georgetown Monday, Cy Fair and Chiney breezes over Stony Point, Cy Creek over Cedar Park and Cy Falls winning a close game over Round Rock. It will be an interesting Friday going deeper into the playoffs.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pasadena Dobie 49, Port Arthur Memorial 41 – Final

Shanequa Gaston led the Longhorns passed Port Arthur Memorial last night at San Jacinto College north. She led the game in scoring by 13 points followed by Jazmine Guerrero and Tavaceia Davis with 12 points each to seal the win 49-41. A lot of games were played around Houston last night with Dekaney ending Woodlands hope to move forward with Durley showing up in a big way. Bellaire over Humble with Burns leading the Cardinals with 28 points followed by Alix with 15 points. Jolivette added 14 and Winslow with 12. Channel View over La Porte. No surprise there with Taryn Gregory leading the Falcons to victory.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

They Believed & TRUSTED... 2009-2010 HJPC Champions!

The No. 1 seed Village School Lady Vikings junior high made it to their Promised Land. The same group of girls that took the 2009 Fall Volleyball HJPC Championship was back to claim the 2009-2010 HJPC Basketball Championship. Coach Margo Graham with coach Athena Varcados on the side preaches TRUST and makes the girls understand its true meaning on the floor. Getting by the No. 8 seed Second Baptist in the first round of the playoffs was the total opposite against the No. 4 seed and physical St. Michael’s team. The Lady Vikings are bruised black and blue, but sustained every hits and hurts to win it by 10 points. They squared off with the No. 2 seed Kinkaid School tonight and winning the game by 11 points 35-24 at St. Johns gymnasium. The Lady Vikings with perfect overall record 22-0 and 13-0 conference making history for The Village School.