VYPE Houston Region
VYPE's Roll Call -- Players of the Week
February 27, 2012By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Houston
VYPE's Roll Call
Players of the Week
Shernise Robertson, Sadalia Ellis, Loryn Goodwin and Carol Willie, Cy Falls Basketball
After trying for three seasons, the Cy Falls seniors reached their ultimate goal of getting to the state tournament in Austin. While coach Jim Stephens employs a deep bench, these were the playmakers for the Eagles. They knocked off 2011 region champs Elsik 59-52 and will head to Austin with hopes of winning it all. Cy Fair was the last Houston team to win the Class 5A state championship.
The Nevitt Sisters, Dekaney Basketball
It's been the year of the Wildcat in 2011-12 as the Dekaney boys won the state championship in football and the girls basketball team is two wins away from their own hardware. Led by sister Kayla and Shunta Nevitt, Dekaney knocked off Sachse HS to reach the state tourney. The 39-1 Wildcats are also paced by Alexis Durley, Tiara Hornsby, Brianna Taylor and Jaleesa Chapel. All big-time talents.
Barbers Hill Gang, Barbers Hill Basketball
The Barbers Hill Eagles knocked off undefeated Beaumont Ozen to advance to the state tournament in surprising fashion. Makenzie May had the game of her life with 25 points while Vandy-commit Kendall Shaw handled the paint, clearing the glass.
Cy Springs Swag
Cy Springs came back from nine points down to knock off Strake Jesuit and DI guards Rasheed Sulaimon and John Gillon. Sulaimon had 42 points but it wasn't enough as Panther guard Richard Benedyth put on a show with 30 points. Cam Langley poured in 12.
Yates 6-foot-7 point guard Clyde Santee is completely balling this season. He went off again against Manvel in what was believed to be a hotly competitive game. Melvin Swift has also been throwing dunks down by the bushels this post season
The 'Sho Must Go On
North Shore big-man Jonathan Motley wouldn't be denied against Elkins in the third round of the playoffs this weekend. While Elkins Branford Jones and Chance Allen won the battles, Motley won the war pacing his squad to a big win.
Kassidy Cook, The Woodlands Diving
Shattered the state record in diving to take home gold. Shattered her own record.
Gray Umbach, College Park Swimming
Stanford-commit set records in the 400 butterfly and 200 IM for gold at the state meet. He also led the 400 freestyle relay team.
Anna McAleavey, Cy Creek Wrestling
Won state after going undefeated in the 128-pound division. She has been on varsity as a freshman
Nina Wyre, Katy Taylor Wrestling
Won the 185-pound division at state keeping her 2011-12 record unblemished.
Travis Leiskau, Klein Oak Wrestling
He's been grinding for a few seasons and the state championship has been out of his grasp. Leiskau held on tight and won the 140-pound division at the state meet this past weekend and finished 55-2 for his senior season.