Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dekaney impressive in win over Cy Falls

Cy Falls has shown signs of being a contender, defeating Clear Springs and losing by seven to the defending state champion Cy Woods in the Texas Invitational and also without one of their key players, Jae Branch but Dekaney came out strong in the opening period and led 24-10 after one. Many bright spots are still there for the Eagles, Deja Cormier came off the bench to give them 6 of their 10 in that opening period and it was good to see Nia Fuller and Kiara McElroy connect from long distance during the game. Dajia Craft was solid at the one, Daeja Monroe has already showed me she can light it up from long range while Kayla Godfrey provided good minutes on the inside again. Joanne Taylor is one of the top 2018 players in the state, I saw that when I caught her in middle school and she put on a second half show to ignite several rallies however Dekaney won 71-51

The Wildcats have an arsenal of weapons at every position, game starts at the one and I tweeted Jaelyn Richard-Harris could navigate a raft on the ocean through fog, she simply sets her teammates up for easy baskets and had close to 10 assists in the first half, plus she scored. Kene Hamilton keeps amazing me, she was virtually unstoppable early in the game while Keishawna Scott simply elevates over opponents and one shot in particular showed her explosiveness. Another solid effort from Makeedah Collins, inside/outside and on both ends plus the sophomore "bigs" Tatyana Hill and Sierra Dirden just keep getting better. Kalea Brooks also showed she could score, but it wasn't Jasmine Smith dropping multiple threes from almost outside the gym that impressed me, nor was it her attacking off the dribble, I saw her doing all of that in the seventh grade, What rtruly impressed me was her playing passing lanes like an All Pro Cornerback--TOUCHDOWN!!!!!

Next up, Cy Falls in the Katy Tournament, Dekaney in the Terry Tournament