VYPE SETX Girls Basketball Breakdown
Girls (Regional Semi-Finals)
Hitchcock (25-5) vs Orangefield (28-12) 2/25 at Liberty High School
Area Round: Orangefield 55, Anderson-Shiro 53; Hitchcock 66, East Chambers 58
Winner will face either Maypearl or Franklin in the regional semifinals later this week.
Notes: Hitchcock brings an undefeated district title (24-3A) and senior leadership with Breanna Birdow and Jimile Johnson. Both teams beat their only common opponent East Chambers, Hitchcock 66-58 and Orangefield 55-44 so look for a close game tonight with free throws and foul situations coming into play.
Prediction: Hitchcock 65, Orangefield 55
Hardin-Jefferson (23-8) vs WOS (21-12) 2/25 at Silsbee High School
Area Round: H-J 82, LaMarque 26; WOS 79, Houston Kashmere 32
Winner will face either Gatesville or Rusk in the regional semifinals later this week.
Notes: In a intra-district matchup H-J takes on WOS, on paper this is a mismatch of epic proportions. H-J dominated WOS in their two earlier games this season winning both games by a combined 88 points. H-J dominated District 22-4A and will be hard not to look forward to next weeks game vs the winner of Gatesville vs Rusk.
H-J (Girls) is gunning for their 3rd state title and first since 1989; From 1983-1991 HJ made 5 state tournaments, they have made seven in total, all in 3A.
VYPE Prediction: Hardin Jefferson 77, West Orange-Stark 42
Summer Creek vs Beaumont United at Channelview 7:30pm
Area Round: Summer Creek 56, George Ranch 45; Beaumont United 61, Clear Falls 56
Notes: BU won an earlier head-to-head matchup earlier this season 71-64. Summer Creek is 6-0 against common opponents while BU has losses to North Shore and Ridge Point. BU is 14-2 at neutral locations this year while Summer Creek is 10-1.
Winner will face Cypress Creek who beat Houston Heights 104-65 Monday night.
VYPE Prediction: Beaumont United 69, Summer Creek 63