Hoops Roundup: Atascocita continues to roll, Humble is on fire

Photo by Gabe Henderson

By Joshua Koch

HOUSTON –  With school starting back this week from the holiday break, basketball teams were back in action in district play on Tuesday night across the Houston area.

As the teams hit the court on Tuesday, there is a month and 11 days to decide the playoff teams for each district meaning every game counts more.

Atascocita 63, Summer Creek 55

The Eagles won their second-straight District 21-6A game scoring 63 points on Tuesday night with a win against Summer Creek.

Fabian White led the charge with 20 points, followed by Kobe Wilson with 13 and Joe Rollins with 10 points.

“It was a rivalry game and those are always the toughest,” Atascocita coach David Martinez said. “For whatever reason the kids make the game bigger than what it really is. Nevertheless it’s a district win and we will take it and get ready for Baytown Sterling on Friday.”

Atascocita has continued its roll in district play, with the win on Tuesday notching its 44th-straight district victory dating back to 2013. The Eagles have won three-consecutive district titles during that run and seek the program’s fourth-straight this season.

“Well we go and try and win them all,” Martinez said. “That is the expectation that we have set and fortunately for us we have been able to put a pretty good streak together. That being said they don’t get any easier and we can’t afford to celebrate. We try and focus on the next opponent and take everything one game at a time.”

Humble 91, Porter 68

The Wildcats continued their hot streak with a 23-point victory against Porter on Tuesday night to remained undefeated in District 21-5A play.

Humble led by Kevin Dawson’s 33 points and eight rebounds, followed by Isaiah Longino’s 15 points and eight rebounds. Dawson has registered three-straight 30-point performances for the Wildcats.

Also having nice games were Caleb Covington with 12 points and Jaylon Anderson with 10 points.

If Humble wins its next game on Friday against Crosby and Kingwood Park takes care of business against Splendora, the two teams will meet in a clash of the undefeated’s on Tuesday at Humble High School.


Other Notable Games

  • Cy Falls after jumping to No. 9 in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 6A poll had to have overtime to take down Jersey Village, 72-65. The Golden Eagles utilized at 13-point overtime period to take down the Falcons. Cy Falls entered Tuesday coming off a clean sweep at the Insperity Holiday Classic to win its first tournament title of the season. The Golden Eagles have won six-straight and nine of their last 10 games.
  • Davis needed overtime as well to keep its perfect District 16-6A mark in tact. The Falcons took down Dekaney 71-67 after outscoring the Wildcats 23-16 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then 13-9 in the overtime period to win it.
  • No. 2 Klein Forest beat Klein 65-44; Dickinson upset No. 25 Clear Lake 87-83; No. 18 FB Marshall blew out No. 2 FB Elkins 77-59 and No. 21 Westfield downed Nimitz 51-49 in other big games.


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