The 2019-20 basketball season ended in an off-the-backboard brick as the COVID-19 virus put an end to the state tournament.
Houston had four teams advance to state and VYPE will grant all four teams a share of the Team of the Year Award. Each had a great story line.
Dickinson hadn't been to state in 65 years and was hitting on all cylinders entering Final Four weekend. 65 years!!!!
Hightower was led by super-soph Bryce Griggs and company, looking to make school history if they could have reached the state finals. Three Hurricane teams made the Final Four before this year's group but hasn't won a game at state in school history.
Yates was poised for their fifth state title in 11 years under the direction of coach Greg Wise. They set the consecutive record for scoring 100-points in a game, breaking their own record a decade ago.
That leaves Stafford. Coach David Montano had the Spartans two games away from their first title since 1992. Stafford was off the grid in the preseason, sneaking up on everyone en route to state.
Here are the All-VYPE teams and superlatives.
This past Saturday the Dickinson Gators made HISTORY as they took on the Bellaire Cardinals for the Regional Finalist title! It was a tough fight but the Gators came out on top, 70-61. The Gators advance to the State Semifinals and will be playing this Friday against Wylie.
Leading the way for the Gators was T . Mark (#3) w/ 41 points and M. Williams (#1) w/ 14 points.
Leading the way for the Cardinals was E. Lawrence (#1) w/ 22 points and J. Calvin (#5) w/ 14 points.
Check out the photo gallery below!