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13 Houston hoopers nominated for McDonald's All-American Games

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HOUSTON, TX – Today, McDonald's is supporting the next generation of basketball talent by unveiling the list of more than 800 top male and female high school seniors from across the country who have been nominated to play in the prestigious 2019 McDonald's All American Games. 13 players – 3 male and 10 female – hail from the GREATER Houston area. The local players nominated for the 2019 Games include:

  • Sahvir Wheeler, Houston Christian School
  • Donovan Williams, Lawrence E. Elkins High School
  • Cody Hunter, Cypress Springs High School
  • Jawain Caston, Alief Taylor High School
  • Ashley Daniel, Lawrence E. Elkins High School
  • Kate Petrovic, Kinkaid High School
  • Dyani Robinson, Langham Creek High School
  • Briley Perkins, Langham Creek High School
  • Kayleigh Troung, Houston Jersey Village High School
  • Kaylynne Troung, Houston Jersey Village High School
  • Sophia Carrasco, Cinco Ranch High School
  • Allie Byrd, Kingwood Park High School
  • Elizabeth Scott, Klein Oak High School
  • Taylor Thomas, Ridge Point High School
  • McKinzie Green, Manvel High School

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Houston gets back in the win column

Astros end six-game skid thanks to a gem by Greinke

Zack Greinke tossed a gem Saturday night. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

After the Mariners roared back Friday night to get a walk-off win over the Astros, dashing their hopes of ending their losing streak, Houston tried to even the series with a win on Saturday night with their ace Zack Greinke on the mound. Greinke would do his part, throwing a terrific game, and the Astros would squeak out one run, which was enough to get back in the win column.

Final Score: Astros 1, Mariners 0

Astros' Record: 7-7, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Zack Greinke (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Chris Flexen (1-1)

Plenty of hits, but only one run

Although the Astros were racking up hits against Chris Flexen, they had little to show for it. Eight different batters would notch ten hits against him, but the only time it amounted to a run was on a two-out RBI-single by Taylor Jones in the top of the fourth, giving Houston a 1-0 lead.

Greinke spins a gem

Luckily for them, Zack Greinke was making it look like that would be enough. He cruised through the Mariners all night, allowing just four hits while giving up zero runs along with six strikeouts, one of which moved him past 2,700 on his career. He could have attempted to finish the complete-game shutout, but at 91 pitches after eight, Dusty Baker opted to bring in closer Ryan Pressly for the ninth. Greinke's final line: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 91 P.

Houston finally ends their losing streak

With the high-leverage save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Pressly entered to hold on to the one-run lead. He would do his job, finishing off the win for Greinke and putting an end to Houston's disappointing losing streak.

Up Next: The third and final game of this series will get underway at 3:10 PM Central on Sunday. Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will look to make a rebound from his disappointing first start with the Astros, while the Mariners will start Nick Margevicius (0-1, 7.04 ERA).

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