Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Playoff Time!

The high school regular season is over and now the real festivities start. Here are some intriguing match ups:

Stevens vs Southwest- San Antonio Top 5 scorers Shana Holmes and Alexis Govan will go at it in the fist round. Both scorers are averaging 20 plus for the season. Holmes surpassed 2500 points for her career last week. Both Holmes and Govan tallied 38 points in their high point scoring games this season. Govan's 38 point outburst came against John Jay in an overtime lost. Holmes' 38 point effort came in a 1 point win vs East Central. The game has another interesting subplot.

Stevens coach Anissa Hastings started her coaching career as an assistant to Bill Avey. Hastings left Avey to become the head coach at Fox tech before landing at Stevens. Hastings and Avey go back even further than her role as his assistant coach. While in high school, Hastings club basketball coach was none other than Bill Avey.

Steele vs Churchill- Churchill was ranked in the Top 10 in the city for the majority of the year. There is NO WAY that they are not among the Top 10 teams in the city. With previous wins over Stevens, Reagan, Jay, Roosevelt, and Steele, Churchill is not a team that should be take lightly. Steele is always dangerous due to having three D1 players and another college bound star in Lauren Zoldey.

Jay and Wagner- Jay and Wagner are on a collision course. The game between these two teams in the regional semifinals was a great one last year. However, Roosevelt may spoil the party if they can get back on track. Jay must go through a very tough out in the Rough riders.