Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cy Woods turns up heat in District 17 race

Move-in Tatyana Perez has been a huge plus for Cy Woods all season and her 18 points and numerous assists played a big part in their victory at Cy Ranch. The biggest part, 6'8 super soph Nancy Mulkey, didn't play because of an injury however Woods placed for player in double figures

The game started off slow and sluggish after Ranch freshman Deauzya Richards opened things up with a long three. Richards has been on an offensive tear and a couple of weeks ago dropped 37 in a game and on this night she led the Mustangs with 16 but this game could be described a number of ways. Like Perez, Ranch point guard Cienna Rivera made things happen as she got wherever she wanted to, creating basket opportunities for her or her teammates

After leading 12-11 after one, Woods stretched the lead to 9 at the half 26-17. Lead was sparked by none other than "Miss Excitement" Tyler Davis whose B2B threes shifted the momentum before the break.The third quarter started slow, the first points came on a Richards basket at 5:46 and when a Rivera steal and assist to Sydney Coleman cut the lead to 5, you could feel the momentum changing yet again.  Not so fast as it was EO time, and Erica Ogumike scored Woods first basket, almost three minutes into the quarter and scored 8 of their 16 in the third as Ranch got big baskets from Abby Davis and were down 42-34 going into the stretch

Woods won 65-46 but this was still a game halfway through the final quarter as Ranch was still by 8. Tyler Davis dropped her third three along with some clutch free throws to finish with 13, while Gbemi Orudami and Ogwumike added 12 each. It's not how you start , it's how you finish and this game got cooking which is what I expected from two of the best teams in the best district. Showdown next Tuesday has Woods against Cy Fair at Berry Center as the race tightens even more