The Wrap: Girls Basketball Playoffs Scores, Highlights, Interviews, Photos (Area)
Even though it was delayed by just a few days, the 2021 UIL Girls Basketball playoffs have officially begun in Houston.
Saturday was a huge day across the city with multiple games being played at Houston ISD's Delmar Fieldhouse and Katy ISD's Merrell Center and multiple other locations.
VYPE was at both locations to take in some of the biggest games of the day.
We will continue to update this story throughout the day as scores, highlights and more comes in.
No. 1 Cypress Creek defeats Cinco Ranch 67-29
VYPE Postgame: @CyCreekGBB HC Jennifer Alexander (a national finalist for @NaismithTrophy Hs Girls Coach of the Year) talks with VYPE about dealing with this past week, the game and more. | @KPRC2RandyMc @KPRC2Ari @CyFairISD @CyCreekBooster @cycreekhs @ray_zepeda1 @TXHSGBB pic.twitter.com/2fmoeNYbt4— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 20, 2021
Cypress Creek looked the part on Saturday.
From the beginning, the No. 1-ranked team in the state was tenacious on defense, creating multiple turnovers and opportunities for their offense. Led by Texas signees Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter, Cypress Creek was impressive. Hunter led the team with 23 points, while Harmon scored 17. Four players overall ended the game in double-digits.
The defense is what was truly impressive.
After a 10-point first quarter, Cypress Creek locked down to allow seven total points over the next two quarters. Cypress Creek's lead ballooned to 32-13 at the half on the way to the 38-point victory.
Cypress Creek moves on to play Heights in the next round, which defeated Ridge Point 61-58 on Saturday.
Cypress Creek Player of the Game - Kyndall Hunter
VYPE Player of the Game: @kynskillz finished with 23 and talks the defense and more. @CyCreekGBB held Cinco Ranch to 29 total points and just four in the fourth quarter. @CyFairISD @cycreekhs @TexasWBB @ray_zepeda1 @ahverdejo @CFISDAthletics @TXHSGBB pic.twitter.com/ljBJAH9luN— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 20, 2021
FB Dulles remains perfect with 75-68 win over Jersey Village
Fort Bend Dulles continued its undefeated season on Saturday with a big win over No. 8 Jersey Village. The Vikings move on to the Regional Quarterfinals for the first time since 2009. That is the last time FB Dulles made the Regional Tournament. Dulles plays the winner of Memorial and Katy Tompkins next week.
VYPE Dulles Lady Vikings Players of the Game
VYPE Postgame: Dulles HC Jermichael Simon
Kingwood Park moves to 26-0 with 51-47 win
It’s on to round 3! 51-47 comeback win for the Panthers! Down 8 early in the 3rd, the fight never stops. 26-0! Going to be one of 8 teams left in Region 3, 32 in the state for 5A. The work doesn’t stop! Byrd 13/18, Wilson 11/12, McDaniel 11 pts, Bustamante 10 pts pic.twitter.com/QhmUjBG93u— K Park G Basketball (@KParkGBBall) February 20, 2021
Kingwood Park is in the Regional Quarterfinals for only the second time in program history. The last time came in 2018. The Lady Panthers are an amazing 26-0 and entered the playoffs as the No. 2 team in the state in the last TABC Girls Ranking.
Langham Creek defeats Grand Oaks 58-37
Langham Creek is moving on in the playoffs with a big win over Grand Oaks on Saturday. The Lobos move on to play either Tomball Memorial or Westfield in the Regional Quarterfinals.
Tompkins advances to Reg. Quarters with 57-42 win
FINAL SCORE@TompkinsGBB - 57@77024Basketball - 42— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 21, 2021
Tompkins will face undefeated @DullesGBB in the Regional Quarterfinals this week. Only second-ever trip to third round. @TXHSGBB @KatyISDAthletic @othsfalconfb @TompkinsHoops @C1_Crystal_ @sbisdathletics pic.twitter.com/ALDkZqmomY
VYPE Postgame: Tamatha Ray, Tompkins WBB HC
VYPE Player of the Game: Crystal Smith, Tompkins
VYPE Player of the Game: @TompkinsGBB senior @C1_Crystal_ (signed with @TarletonWBB) Talks with VYPE after the game. She was big or the Lady Falcons | Also this week was announced as a @McDAAG nominee | @KatyISDAthletic @othsfalconfb @TXHSGBB @TarletonSports pic.twitter.com/NteBl7ulJT— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 21, 2021
Friendswood advances with win over Angleton
The Lady Mustangs advance! Round 2 win over Angleton 47-43 and Area Champs! Tough and gritty win for the team today, on to the the Regional Quarterfinals!— Friendswood Girls Bball (@FwoodGirlsBball) February 20, 2021
Houston Heights defeats Ridge Point 61-58
GBKB: RP v. Heights in the Area Round! #FeistyFest! Great season ladies!! Loved watching you play and supporting you all-the-way! #LetsGoRP @RPHS_GirlsBBall @VypeHouston @IHSS_Houston @FBHeraldSports @RGAPMobileLive— Ridge Point HS (@RPHS_Panthers) February 20, 2021
Heights is into the Regional Quarterfinals for a second-straight year. After a three-point victory over Ridge Point, the Bulldogs move on to face Cypress Creek in the next round.