Sisters, Cy-Fair grads lead Stanford to Final Four
Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominated the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chipped in with 18 points and 15 boards, and Stanford is headed back to its fourth straight Final Four after the top-seeded Cardinal ended the surprising run of Gonzaga 83-60 in the Spokane Regional final on Monday night.
Stanford (33-2) won its 27th straight to match the longest streak in school history and will face the Baylor-Texas A&M winner in the national semifinals on Sunday night.
Nnemkadi, a 2008 graduate of Cy-Fair High, was a three-year letter winner in basketball and volleyball, and lettered one year in track. She captained the basketball and volleyball teams for three years each and was a track captain in her only season with the team. She swept the Gatorade National and State Player of the Year awards as a senior and was named Miss Basketball Texas. Nnemkadi shared Parade Co-Player of the Year honors and collected Houston Player of the Year honors three times. She was named a McDonald's All-American and earned All-America honors from the WBCA, EA Sports, MaxPreps, SLAM! magazine, Parade and USA Today following her senior season.
Chiney, a 2010 graduate of Cy-Fair High, captained both the volleyball and basketball teams as a junior and senior lettering four years in both sports. She led the basketball team to a pair of state titles (2008, 2010) and three state title game appearances overall. In 2009-10, she earned national player of the year accolades from the Atlanta Tip-Off Club (presenters of the Naismith Award), Morgan Wooten, National Coaches Association, MaxPreps and rivals.com. She was also named Gatorade's National Athlete of the Year in addition to its Girl's Basketball National Player of the Year. Chiney played club basketball with Cy-Fair Shock.
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