High school basketball: Halfway home 18-21 4A

High school basketball: Halfway home 18-21 4A
January 18, 2013, 2:45 pm
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18-4A - Montgomery finds itself atop the standing in the district, but by no means do the Bears have the district wrapped up. Both Huntsville and Willis are just one game back in the standings. Currie Byrd leads Montgomery, averaging 17.6 points per game. Brenham, Bryan Rudder and Magnolia seem to be lining up for a battle for the final playoff spot.

19-4A - This is shaping up to be a battle to the wire between Humble and Crosby for the district crown. Humble won the first game between the two by two points at home. The next game, at Crosby on February 1st will likely decide the district championship. Travon Collins has been the scoring leader for the Wildcats, pumping in 21 points per game, while T.J. Stewart is averaging just under 20 per game for Crosby. Summer Creek, Kingwood Park and C.E. King appear to be lining up for final two playoff spots, with a clear break after those three schools.

20-4A - Nederland ruled the roost in football in this district but when it comes to basketball the Bulldogs are looking up at Beaumont Central. Central is 17-4 on the season and ranked 10th in the latest TABC poll. Nederland is ranked 25th in the state polls and, along with Beaumont Ozen, sits just one game behind Central. Ozen has stayed close to the district lead after losing seven of nine games earlier this season and beat Nederland last week on the road.

21-4A - In recent years this district was ruled by Yates, with Wheatley a solid second. Now that Yates has dropped to 3A Wheatley has established itself as the team to beat. Ranked ninth in the state polls and unbeaten in district play, it’s safe to say the Wildcats have their eyes set much further than a district title at this point. Reagan and North Forest are next in the district standings with two losses each, but what is interesting in the standings is the dogfight shaping up for the final playoff spot. Four schools have four or five losses in district with just that one spot available.