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UIL announces new alignment 1 February 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Atascocita, Dekaney, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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The UIL just announced its 2008-10 reclassification and realignment information, and there were some pretty decent surprises. Check them out for yourselves here.

There were some big news for our Humble-area schools and New Caney, but for the rest of our coverage-area schools, things looked more or less the same.

Jonathan spent the morning side-by-side with our local coaches and managed to land most of our schools’ pre-district football schedules – see the post above for those.

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Westfield worked by Collins 15 January 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Game recaps, Updates, Westfield.
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Westfield was no match tonight for Klein Collins, which rolled to a 70-52 win over the Mustangs. Westfield simply could not overcome Collins’ stout defense and potent transition offense.

Westfield was held to just six points in the first quarter, while Collins poured it on in the second quarter to double the Mustangs’ score, 30-15, heading into the half.

Collins continued to roll in the second half and took away all hopes of a Westfield comeback by outscoring Westfield and dominating the paint on both offense and defense, particularly on the boards.

Nick Johnson led Westfield in scoring on the night with 11 points, while Michael Flores lead Collins in scoring on the night with 20 points.

Westfield sweeps Spring 12 January 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Game recaps, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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The Westfield Mustangs doubled up on the Spring Lions tonight, as the girls rolled to a 67-38 win at home, while the guys survived a slow start to take a 67-63 win at Spring thanks to a 28 point fourth quarter.

For the guys, guard Mark Brooks and big man Mike Brown shined. The duo combined for 40 of the teams 67 points, each kicking in 20 a piece.

Over at Westfield, I saw one of the best prep girls basketball teams I have ever seen in person as the Lady Mustangs dazzled the crowd and played exceptional in all phases of the game.

What amazed about this team was the way they moved the ball. Each player on the court seemed to know where each other were and gave Spring’s defense fits all night.

Guard Gevenia Carter was simply phenomenal. Carter lead the team with 22 points on the night, using a nasty crossover and some spectacular handles to free herself of the defense and open things up for her team in addition to connecting twice from beyond the arc.

Can’t wait to see this team in the playoffs!

Westfield loses to Tomball in OT 2 January 2008

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Game recaps, Updates, Westfield.
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In an intense battle that saw two huge momentum swings in the final quarter of play, Tomball emerged the victor, 76-73, over Westfield to begin District 16-5A play Wednesday.

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HISD tourney photos 27 December 2007

Posted by Joe Musarra in Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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Spring and Westfield basketball fans can relive some moments from the Houston Jaycees tourney this past weekend with our newly posted slide shows on the Spring Observer website. Link

Tournament madness 27 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Dekaney, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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If it’s the last weekend in December, it must be tournament time for Texas high school basketball teams, and almost all of our 16 area teams are playing this weekend. If you know any scores, please post them here, and we’ll add them to the list.

Here’s all the action, with links to tournament bracketes and websites, where applicable:

Gulf Coast Classic (boys)website
First Round
Barbers Hill 63, Splendora 34 – Gill (Splndr) 10.
Spring Dekaney (JV) 60, West Orange-Stark 47
Friday
Cleveland 69, Spring Dekaney (JV) 57
Nederland 59, Splendora 48 – Usher, Cherry (Splndr) 11.
Saturday
Huffman Hargrave 49, Splendora 47
Coldspring 61, Spring Dekaney 54

Eagle Holiday Classic (boys)
First Round
Kingwood Park 69, St. Joseph 67, OT – Powell (KPrk) 29.
Quarterfinals
Kingwood Park 61, S.A. Christian 52 – Powell (KPrk) 25.
Semifinals
Second Baptist 50, Kingwood Park 33
Saturday
Bellaire Episcopal 60, Kingwood Park 53 – 3rd place game

Houston vs. The Nation (boys)website
Thursday
7:30 p.m. Kingwood 41, DeLaSalle (Minn.) 30 – Svihovec (Kwd) 13.
Friday
St. Thomas 81, Westfield 78, 2 OT
Kingwood 47, Katy Seven Lakes 35 – McGowen (Kwd) 20.
Saturday
Kingwood 60, Smiley 55
Kingwood 47, Alief Hastings 38 – Texas Division Championship

Alvin Lions Club Holiday Classic (boys)website
Thursday
Humble 62, Pasadena Memorial 57 – Cavalier, Hines (Hmbl) 16.
Humble 49, Garland Lakeview Centennial 45 – Rogers (Hmbl) 11.
Friday
8:30 p.m. La Porte 51, Humble 49
Sunday
12:30 p.m. Deer Park 64, Humble 55

Conroe Tournament (boys)
Friday
Atascocita 71, Aldine MacArthur 45
Atascocita 77, Klein Oak 57
Saturday
Atascocita 77, Aldine Nimitz 56
Huntsville 68, Atascocita 61

Willis Holiday Classic (girls)website
First Round
Atascocita 73, Coldspring 38
Bmnt. Central 64, N.E. Christian 42
New Caney def. Goodrich, score not reported
Kingwood Park def. Texas City
Splendora vs. Klein
Second Round
T.W. College Park 84, Atascocita 38
N.E. Christian vs. Montgomery – 3 p.m. Thursday
St. Agnes 49, New Caney 34
Kingwood Park def. Willis
Friday
9 a.m. Atascocita def. Cleveland
Katy 56, New Caney 30
Katy Taylor 84, Kingwood Park 48
New Caney 57, Cleveland 56 – Sarver (NC) 28.
3 p.m. Katy def. Atascocita
Kingwood Park vs. TBD
Clear Lake 74, Splendora 37
Splendora 61, Aldine 56 – McClure, Ruderman (Splndr) 23.
Saturday
St. Agnes 48, Kingwood Park 40
Willis 65, New Caney 50
Coldspring 64, Splendora 41

Gulf Coast Classic (girls)website
Thursday
Humble 48, Vidor 15 – Jackson (Hmbl) 10.
LaMarque 56, Spring 37 – Williams (Sprng) 18.
Friday
LaMarque 39, Humble 37
Spring 33, Vidor 13
Crosby 40, Spring 33
Port Arthur Memorial 40, Humble 37
Saturday
consolation Katy Mayde Creek 42, Spring 40

All-Star Invitational (girls)bracket
Thursday
Houston Madison 53, Kingwood 50
Westfield 69, Corpus Christi Calallen 35
Friday
Bryan 54, Kingwood 43 – Price (Kwd) 13.
A&M Consolidated 77, Westfield 65 – Hopes (West) 19; Carter (West) 18.
Kingwood vs. Cleveland
Aldine Nimitz 55, Westfield 40

Spring and Westfield in action at HISD Jaycees Tourney 21 December 2007

Posted by Joe Musarra in Game recaps, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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Both Spring and Westfield were in action today at the 68th Annual Houston ISD Jaycees Tournament after being sent to the consolation bracket due to first-round losses Thursday.

Spring began the day against Houston Furr but was unable to advance, dropping the game 37-33. The Lions will play their final match-up of the tourney tomorrow at Reagan High School (13th & Arlington, Houston TX) at 10:30 a.m. against Waco University.

Westfield began its day with a win over Houston Scarborough, advancing to the consolation quarterfinal to take on Houston Westside. In that game, the Mustangs ran away with a 92-67 win.

Westfield simply overwhelmed Westside in all phases of the game, storming to a 14-point halftime lead with a 27-point second quarter. Mike Brown and Mark Brooks led the way for Mustang scorers with 22 and 19 points, respectively. 18 of Brown’s points came in the first half alone (including a couple of spectacular dunks).

Westfield will play in the consolation semifinal Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum, Houston, TX) and can play for the consolation championship at 5 p.m. at Delmar with a win.

Friday night hoops 14 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Updates, Westfield.
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Remarkably, as I begin my second basketball season with the Observer, I had yet to see the Kingwood boys play until tonight. I probably wouldn’t have gone tonight, either, with an average district game on tap, but with most of our other teams out of town, I headed down Kingwood Drive to check them out, and I’m glad I did.

I saw a terrific performance from senior Jordan McGowen save a serious upset bid by Baytown Sterling, which led 35-34 after three quarters. Hunter Martin and Adam Brown each had 8 points, Nick James and Tevin Svihovec scored five apiece, and Rob Singletary had two points. Fore more details, you can read the online recap.

Friday night scoreboard

Boys
Kingwood 55, Baytown Sterling 46 – McGowen (Kwd) 27.
Humble 55, P.A. Memorial 48 – I’m pumped about this one.
Atascocita 59, Baytown Lee 33 – Great start for Humble ISD schools.
Huffman Hargrave 54, Kingwood Park 45.
Big Sandy 70, Splendora 59.
Westfield 63, Conroe Oak Ridge 53.

Girls
New Caney 55, Crosby 46.
The Woodlands 66, Kingwood Park 47.
Magnolia 51, Splendora 22.

Tuesday night scoreboard 11 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Game recaps, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Updates, Westfield.
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Sorry we’ve been a bit slow with the blog lately – a number of things have kept us otherwise occupied.

I saw a girls / boys doubleheader at Kingwood Park tonight, while Joey saw the Kingwood-Atascocita girls games. Here are the scores we’ve heard:

Girls
Kingwood 58, Atascocita 47 (recap) – Price (Kwd) 23; Taylor (Atsc) 21.
Kingwood Park 58, Splendora 22 – Brown (KPrk) 18; Ruderman (Splndr) 6
Beaumont West Brook 49, Humble 45
Forest Brook 53, New Caney 47
Klein Oak 52, Spring 48
Westfield 54, Klein Collins 37
Boys
Alvin Manvel 45, Kingwood Park 42 – Powell (KPrk) 14.
Atascocita 68, Crosby 50
New Caney 54, Caney Creek 50

Westfield football season comes to a close 1 December 2007

Posted by Observer Sports in Game recaps, Updates, Westfield.
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It’s a final score from Round Rock ISD Stadium, and it’s not good news. Plano 31, Westfield 19. Here’s the game recap from Austin / Round Rock.

In other 5A action around the state today:

Katy 30, Pasadena Memorial 14
Abilene 22, Southlake Carroll 21 (Riley Dodge was injured in the second quarter and Carroll fumbled in field-goal range in the last minute)
Pflugerville 20, Dallas Carter 18
Fort Bend Hightower 24, Cy Ridge 21
S.A. Reagan 49, Los Fresnos 28
Converse Judson 34, La Joya 16
Euless Trinity 38, Odessa Permian 14
Longview 40, Leander 21
Dallas Skyline 13, Round Rock 10
Fort Bend Clements 31, Stratford 27