Sunday, February 21, 2016

Cy Fair vs Seven Lakes @Merrell Center 6pm

Go to the archives and read who I said were the top two teams in both D-17 and D-19 and here we are as those two districts account for half of the Elite 8 in R-3 6A. Katy Mills Mall and Orleans Seafood aren't the only reasons I'll be at the Merrell Center to watch the Bobcats battle the Spartans, it's a doubleheader and with the price of gas, it's a no-brainer

Cy Fair has one of the most aggressive back-courts in the area with Kyler Wyatt (Prairie View) and Angela Harris (Houston) so if you can't take their heat, it's going to be interesting. Harris is coming off the best half I've seen her play, almost perfect but the X factor last game was Olivia Noah who came through down the stretch with numerous buckets and rebounds finishing with a double-double

Seven Lakes is led by UNSIGNED Cydney Varner, one of the best midrange shooters in Texas and Michelle Foakam, one of the best 5'9 players around the basket in the state. I mentioned you better be able to handle the heat, well Brooke Biggot and Bailey Brown have done just that every time I've watched them but the X factor last game had to be Hadassah Benenoch who simply was fearless and played one of the best games I've seen her play and she probably was close to a double-double also

Who will win, well Cy Fair hasn't made it to the R-3 semi's since 2010, the year they won their second state title and if the back-court is under control and stays out of foul trouble, well it could be a long night for Seven Lakes because they're good for 30 plus between them. On the flip, Biggot opened up last game with multiple three's, something I've watched Brown do all season while Varner and Foakam simply got theirs in the flow. If all are clicking and Benenoch plays like she did last game, I'm excited just thinking about the game