VYPE U Behind The Lens: Lamar Texans Remain Undefeated In District After Win Against Sam Houston MSTC (59-55)
The Lamar Texans came together as a team to defeat the Sam Houston Tigers 59-55. At the end of the 1st quarter the score was 17-15 (Tigers). Throughout the 2nd (30-28), 3rd (45-44), and 4th (59-55) quarter the Texans stayed ahead of the Tigers to win a close and exciting game. Leading the way for the Texans was C. Smith (#3) w/ 12 points, Sir Issac (#11) w/ 10 points, and M. Brown (#23) w/ 10 points.
Leading the way for the Tigers was C. Amboree (#0) w/ 15 points, J. Baines (#3) w/ 13 points, and K. Burton (#20) w/ 12 points.
It was a solid decade for the Houston basketball community.
The Bayou City won nine state titles -- three by Jack Yates. There were several McDonald's All-Americans and future pros like Danuel House, the Harrison Twins, Carsen Edwards, Daymean Dotson and Joseph Young to name a few.
How about the coaching jobs? Yates' Greg Wise and FB Bush's Ronnie Courtney -- well, held court. Wise stacked titles and Courtney has won titles at Willowridge and Bush. David Green reached state with Hightower before winning a title at North Shore. He's now the captain of the ship at Beaumont United.
It was a basketball Renaissance in H-Town and VYPE had a front-row seat.