Monday, February 22, 2016

Dekaney streak continues

Back when Jaelyn Richard-Harris was with the Lady Roadriunners, I simply loved the way she loved the game, played with passion as well as a having a high basketball IQ and with her being vocal on the floor and actually telling her teammates to "take the shot," I was sold. Fast forward to her senior season and the talented LSU signee has shown she was exactly what I said, the best PG in the area and her Dekaney team is on the verge of yet another regional semifinal

To get there, they have to beat Round Rock Westlake who I know absolutely nothing about and the winner will play the winner of Killeen vs Richardson, a couple of squads I do know something about. Killeen is filled with athletic players who press baseline to baseline and create lot's of points from their defense while Richardson counters with A&M signee Arleighsha McElroy and Houston signee Dorian Branch who account for the vast majority of their offense while Brianna Lester fills in many blanks

On the other end, Horn vs Midway and Bowie vs Pflugerville should provide some excitement , the return of Texas signee Jada Underwoon has Horn on the verge of making a state run but it should be interesting. Back to Dekaney, can they do it, well their only loss has been to E-8 Clear Springs from R-3 and they've defeated Cy Ranch, Hightower and Seven Lakes, all in the E-8 as well from R-3 and they defeated defending state champs Cy Woods. When you throw in E-8 Barbers Hill (R-5) and Brazosport (R-4) to say their battle tested is definitely an understatement