The last time a Houston-area girls basketball team hoisted the state trophy, Erica Ogwumike and Nancy Mulkey were seniors in high school.
That duo was a part of the 2015 Cy Woods state championship team that took home the Class 6A title that season. Since then, no Houston team has hoisted the hardware.
Dekaney (2016), Crosby (2016), Cy Ranch (2017), Barbers Hill (2017), Cy Creek (2018), Wheatley (2018), Summer Creek (2019) and Fort Bend Hightower (2019) have been the teams to reach the state tournament since then.
Who's next and who can bring home the hardware?
VYPE's PRESEASON TOP 10
1. Cypress Creek Cougars
2. Summer Creek Bulldogs
3. Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes
4. Atascocita Eagles
5. Cypress Ranch Mustangs
6. Shadow Creek Sharks
7. Westside Wolves
8. Foster Falcons
9. Magnolia West Mustangs
10. Ridge Point Panthers
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Saving the best for last?
While Magnolia knocked off Magnolia West in the "Magnolia Bowl" last weekend to get back in the Top 10, there are a few huge matchups this weekend.
No. 3 New Caney faces No. 5 Porter in the "Battle of 59." New Caney has never lost this game, but it should be a shoot-out.
Foster will try and hold off Hightower as well.
Manvel got a scare from Willowridge last weekend but remain undefeated and No. 2. Paetow could be the story on the season in Class 5A. No one saw them coming and will be in their first playoff in school history.
Speaking or moderate surprises -- Barbers Hill is learning how to win. The Eagles went on the road to PNG and got another district win to stay undefeated.
CLASS 5A TOP 10
1. Shadow Creek Sharks
2. Manvel Mavericks
3. New Caney Eagles
4. FB Marshall Buffs
5. Porter Spartans
6. Friendswood Mustangs
7. Paetow Panthers
8. Barbers Hill Eagles
9. Foster Falcons
10. Magnolia Bulldogs
Others Receiving Votes: Hightower, Willowridge