Boys basketball: Ranked squads to square off Tuesday
Two state-ranked teams and district favorites square off for the second time this season when Class 5A No. 8 Cy-Fair hosts No. 19 North Shore on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Cy-Fair is picked to beat out Cy Falls, Cy Creek, Cy Woods and the rest of 17-5A for the district crown, and North Shore is tabbed as the team to stop in 21-5A over Channelview, West Brook and La Porte by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
North Shore downed Cy-Fair 68-46 at the recent Texas Invitational, so the Lady Bobcats are out for redemption in the first game after Thanksgiving.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: North Shore at Cy-Fair
• When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30
• Where: Cy-Fair High School
• What's at stake: A victory against an opponent that's state-ranked and picked to be district champion (Cy-Fair in 17-5A; North Shore in 21-5A), and revenge for Cy-Fair
• Cy-Fair players to watch: G Cassie Peoples, G Tara Warren, G Danika Cervenka, G Kelsi Corrales, F Kayla Elliott, F Nicole Martin
• North Shore players to watch: G Monique Bedford, G Courtney Williams, F Katira Young, G Tayler Jefferson, G Karina Williams
• Cy-Fair: The Lady Bobcats defeated North Shore twice last season by scores of 63-38 and 49-34, so it was not a surprise to find North Shore very fired up when the teams met just over a week ago in Pasadena ... Cy-Fair downed Class 4A No. 6 Mansfield Summit 53-41 for third place in the Division I silver bracket at the Texas Invitational. The Lady Bobcats also beat Klein Collins 54-44 and lost to A&M Consolidated 59-53 at the event ... Peoples and Warren have consistently been among the top scorers ... Cy-Fair is at the Katy ISD Tournament from Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4.
• North Shore: The Lady Mustangs defeated Dekaney 62-48, Bellaire 81-72, Memorial 60-40, Cinco Ranch 49-38, College Park 64-39 and Cy-Fair, and lost to 5A No. 10 North Crowley, during a 5-1 start ... Leading scorers are Bedford (18.3 per game), Courtney Williams (16.8), Young (16), Jefferson (15) and Karina Williams (13) ... After facing Cy-Fair for a second time, the Lady Mustangs join Cy-Fair at the Katy ISD Tournament from Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4.
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