Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEXT-5A Round 2

As action picks back up today, there have been no major upsets of yet. Sure, we had a #4 , Port Arthur Memorial, knock off a #1 Deer Park. Klein Forest added another first this week to go along with their first winning season and playoff appearance, they also won their first playoff game defeating College Park. At last, I finally found something about the schedule on, so here is the updated area schedule for Thursday, Friday and Saturday which includes the 5A Sweet 16

Thursday and Friday Coleman Center is the place to be, at least for me, because there will be doubleheaders played at that site and some pretty good ones at that. Today, Cy Falls vs Westside followed by Cy Fair vs Katy Tayllor. I already picked Falls and Taylor to move on to the Elite 8, however with an offensive machine like Cy Fair's Cassie Peoples, that game can go either way.

On Friday, Bellaire plays Cy Woods while Elsik tackles Cinco Ranch. Bellaire and Elsik are my picks for another Elite 8 showdown like the one they had last season in which saw Bellaire's AJ Alix went completely off. Woods and Ranch won't be pushovers, Woods has received a tremendous boost from Camille Williams who became eligible after transferring and moving up from JV and Ranch with Palmer and company competed well in a very tough Katy district and took the Taz to overtime

Back to Klein Forest, I believe this picture says it all. Their talented freshmen class has came in and exceeded expectations from many, however I called it early. I still think KF is a year away, but they have a solid foundation of talented young players.