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Atascocita boys roll to 67-37 blowout 27 November 2007

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The Atascocita boys basketball team breezed to a 67-37 win over Pasadena Dobie tonight in a game that wasn’t even as close as the score indicated. Here’s the online recap. (And the online recap from the Kingwood game.)

The Eagles put on a little dunking exhibition before the game, although they tried enough fancy stuff to knock their percentage below 50 percent. They played just as loose once the game started, dominating a team that had a height advantage inside.

I’ll write more on this later, but freshmen Jamal Branch and Everett Pleasant are the real deal. Most of you already knew that, but I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes. Branch had 13 and Pleasant had 9 in this game. Shawn Toran, who had 30 points the other day, also scored 9 . Mick Hoffman had 10, Austin Nickell 8, and junior guard Matt Evans contributed with 8 points, all in the third quarter.

I also got to speak with Atascocita teacher and counselor Cynthia Colbert, the wife of head football coach and athletic coordinator Dean Colbert, and that was a blast. She filled me in on a few upcoming college commitments from Atascocita athletes, and it’s quite a first senior class of athletes that the school has produced.

She promises Atascocita will make the playoffs in boys basketball, so here’s hoping she’s right on the money again.

Tuesday boys basketball boxscores

Atascocita 67, Pasadena Dobie 37 (recap)

Pasadena Dobie 7 8 12 10 37
Atascocita 16 18 15 18 67

Atsc – Jamal Branch 13; Mick Hoffman 10; Everett Pleasant 9; Shawn Toran 9.

Splendora 72, Anahuac 69

Splendora 19 16 13 24 72
Anahuac 20 21 16 12 69

Splndr – Kris Usher 23; Trey Gill 20; Dennis Allen 20.

Kingwood Park 52, Caney Creek 32

Kingwood Park
13 17 15 7 52
Caney Creek 4 1 10 17 32

KPrk – Jake Powell 18.

Aldine Eisenhower 59, Kingwood 52 (recap)

Eisenhower 14 11 15 19 59
Kingwood 15 12 11 14 52

KW – Tevin Svihovec, Rob Singletary, Hunter Martin 10.

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Monday morning quarterback 26 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Editorial, Humble, Updates, Westfield.
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We’re down to 32 teams in Texas 5A football and even less at some of the smaller levels, but only one team remains from the Observer coverage area.

I really think it should be two, however; I thought Humble was going to pull out last Friday’s game against Fort Bend Hightower. More than a loss, the missed opportunities will haunt the Wildcats in the offseason. Humble failed to put the game away when it had the chance early, then repeatedly drove into Hightower territory but failed to break off a big play in the second half.

The spot on fourth-and-1 and the false start on third-and-3 are the biggest laments of the fourth quarter, but Humble really gave the game away in the first half. The two touchdowns the Hurricanes scored were both big-play momentum shifters, especially the touchdown pass in the final minute of the half. It looked like Humble would escape the half with a 13-7 lead, but being forced to punt from its own 1 was just too much.

As usual, Humble’s defense – its defensive line, in particular – was fearsome and deserving of the highest respect. I think Humble-Cy Ridge would have been an awesome game, especially given how well Eisenhower played against Cy Ridge. Too bad we won’t see it.

Speaking of defensive lines, Westfield‘s front four was absolutely dominant against Round Rock Stony Point. Yes, the Mustangs gave up 21 points, but time and time again the D-line rose up to stop the Tigers in crucial spots. Stony Point turned the ball over on downs four separate times in the game, mostly because of the efforts of Jonathan Mathis, Christian Ridge, Austin Mayes and Nick Nwoko on the offensive line.

It was the first time I got to see Westfield play all season, and while conditions were not ideal (did I really SEE them play with all the rain coming down?), I could not help but be impressed. Even without throwing a pass in the second half, Westfield’s offense dominated the game, and the O-line came to play. Bo Walker was serviceable running the ball in the first half, but Darryl Ford really exploited the holes that opened up for him in the second half and was deserving of his 194-yard, four-touchdown performance.

Westfield-Plano on Saturday ought to be an absolute classic. Westfield beat Plano East last year in a 31-27 thriller, and we can only hope for more of the same on Saturday.

Westfield-Stony Point blog 24 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Updates, Westfield.
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It is soaking wet, blustery and really cold here in Huntsville. But we have football! Westfield and Round Rock Stony Point are meeting in a UIL 5A Division I Region II area playoff game.

Here’s the FINAL scoreboard and online recap:

R.R. Stony Point 7 7 7 0 21
Westfield 0 14 12 7 33

1st
1:17 SP – Ryan Nunn 10 pass from Nykolas Mckissic (Conrad McCue kick)

2nd
9:02 West – Barry Ford 29 pass from Jacoby Walker (Ernesto Lazo kick)
5:16 West – Darryl Ford 2 run (Ernesto Lazo kick)
2:06 SP – Ryan Nunn 5 run (Conrad McCue kick)

3rd
7:23 West – Darryl Ford 5 run (run failed)
2:29 SP – Ryan Nunn 10 run (Conrad McCue kick)
2:16 West – Darryl Ford 57 run (pass failed)

4th
2:16 West – Darryl Ford 48 run (Ernesto Lazo kick)

With running commentary continued below …

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Humble falls, 14-13 23 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Updates.
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In an amazingly tough loss today at The Rig in Pearland, Humble and Fort Bend Hightower played a scoreless second half, with the Wildcats coming out on the short end of a 14-13 score despite controlling much of the game. The teams traded five turnovers in the first quarter, but Humble settled for field goals twice in the first half, while Hightower scored on a 52-yard interception return to get to within 10-7 and a 33-yard pass play in the final minute of the half to take a 14-13 lead.

More to follow on www.hcnonline.com. Here’s the recap.

K-Park boys record first varsity win 21 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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The Kingwood Park boys basketball team won its first varsity game Wednesday afternoon, beating Class 2A Hempstead 46-41 at home.

Here’s the FINAL scoreboard:

Hempstead 17 6 5 13 41
Kingwood Park 12 14 5 15 46

Jake Powell scored 21 points to lead the Kingwood Park effort. The Panthers had gotten off to a 1-1 start in JV action, losing to Clear Springs but beating Pearland Dawson. The Panthers’ next varsity game is Tuesday on the road against Class 3A Caney Creek. Kingwood Park will compete in District 22-3A once district play begins.

The Lady Panthers also played their first varsity game Wednesday, hosting Class 4A Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated at 7 p.m. If I get the results, I will post them here.

Kingwood Park wins at Dekaney; Spring overcome by Cy Springs 20 November 2007

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Dekaney, Game recaps, Kingwood Park, Spring, Updates.
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Here are a couple scores from tonight’s girls basketball action going on around the area:

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Bi-district playoff blog – Part II 17 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Splendora, Updates.
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I’ll be posting updates from Splendora-Jasper this afternoon, starting with the 1 p.m. kickoff. For all football action around the area, don’t forget to check out HCNFootball.com.

Here’s the FINAL scoreboard and the online recap:

Jasper 6 29 14 0 49
Splendora 0 7 0 7 14

1st
7:48 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 3 run (kick blocked)

2nd
11:53 Jspr – Kwame Spikes 34 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
7:50 Jspr – Malcolm Bronson 39 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
5:31 Jspr – William Brooks 45 pass from Dominique Bailey (A.J. Bronson run)
3:05 Jspr – Malcolm Bronson 52 pass from Dominique Bailey (David Beck kick)
0:13 Splndr – Josh Ables 3 run (Drew Purdy kick)

3rd
9:05 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 3 run (David Beck kick)
6:45 Jspr – Dominique Bailey 73 run (David Beck kick)

4th
2:39 Splndr – Josh Ables 1 run (Drew Purdy kick)

With running commentary continued below …

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Friday night update 16 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Splendora, Updates, Westfield.
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The updates are coming in on this Friday night full of playoff football and basketball. Here are the finals:

Football
Humble 16, Deer Park 7 (recap)
Westfield 55, The Woodlands 28 (recap)
North Shore 21, Kingwood 7

Girls Basketball
Humble 51, Conroe Oak Ridge 40 (Rekeita Thomas with 14 pts, Jakeita Baxter with 10)

Boys Basketball
Splendora 49, Caney Creek 45, OT (Kris Usher 33 points)

Bi-district playoff blog – Part I 16 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Game recaps, Humble, Updates.
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I’ll be posting updates from Humble-Deer Park tonight, starting with the 7 p.m. kickoff. I’ll also be updating scores from Kingwood and Westfield. For all football action around the area, don’t forget to check out HCNFootball.com.

Here’s the FINAL scoreboard:

Deer Park 0 0 7 0 7
Humble 3 6 0 7 16

1st
5:53 Hmbl – FG Audran Cruz 28

2nd
7:24 Hmbl – Jarret Malone 3 run (kick failed)

3rd
0:29 DP – Nick Buchanan 17 pass from Hans Cook (Zach Gonzalez kick)

4th
6:51 Hmbl – Jarret Malone 1 run (Audran Cruz kick)

With running commentary continued below …

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Tuesday night basketball update 13 November 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Updates, Westfield.
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The boys joined the girls in basketball action Tuesday night, and we had a number of barn-burners involving area teams. Here’s what we know so far, either from being there or from coaches calling scores in:

Girls: Atascocita 56, New Caney 54
Online recaps: Atascocita | New Caney (the only major difference is the pictures).
Leading scorers: Nadia Taylor (Atsc) 21; Dani Froggatt (NC) 17.
Decisive play: Two free throws from Taylor with 18.8 seconds remaining to give Atascocita a 55-54 lead. New Caney had two shots after that with a chance to extend the game, but neither fell.

Boys: Westfield 51, Humble 49
Online recap: Westfield | Humble (no major differences)
Leading scorers: Mark Brooks (West) 14; Dwayne Rogers (Hmbl) 9.
Decisive play: Brooks went the length of the court with less than 14 seconds remaining to break a 49-49 tie.

Girls: Humble 58, Pasadena Dobie 57
Leading scorer: Rekeita Thomas (Hmbl) 17, Katrice Price (Hmbl) 11.
Decisive play: After Dobie rallied from a nine-point deficit to tie the game, Thomas hit one free throw with seven seconds left to give Humble the lead for good.

Boys: Clear Springs 55, Kingwood Park 52
Leading scorer: Ryan Croy (KPrk) 19.

Boys: New Caney 82, Livingston 79 (2 OT)
Leading scorer: Danny Hernandez (NC) 29.