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Atascocita girls hoops celebrate two-straight district crowns

A new standard is set. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – With 0.82 seconds remaining on the clock, a 10-point lead in hand, Veronica Johnson turned towards her bench and walked down it fist-bumping every coach and player along the way.

Johnson could finally breath.

The 47-34 victory against rival-Summer Creek on Tuesday locked up the program's second-straight district championship and 32nd-straight district victory.

"This is awesome," Johnson said. "For this to be year four and for this senior class to be year four. They remind me all the time I'm a senior with them. It's been fun. These girls have never backed down or shied away from anything I was trying to do.

"This group of seniors they talk about the legacy they want to leave here and they have done just that to leave this legacy."

One of those seniors is University of Incarnate Word signee Brittney Stafford.

Stafford, who has played all four years on varsity at Atascocita, including being a captain since her sophomore campaign, has watched how this program has built up.

"When I arrived it was very difficult," Stafford said. "Sophomore year was more of a learning lesson for all of us. Coach, the team and we just built. We knew sophomore year was our building year. We wanted more. We had a goal in mind that sophomore year to be driven, to work harder, to be that team to do the impossible and make history. My junior year we did that and now our dreams are getting bigger."


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Yates has destroyed the rims in HISD for years. Via Vype

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With the boys' basketball postseason a few short weeks away, it got us thinking. Who is the top hoop troop over the past 20 years?

During that time, 14 teams have won state titles, but only two schools have more than one. You guessed it, Yates (4) and Willowridge (2).

But who was the best team? Did they even win a state title? See the Atascocita Eagles a few years back.

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The State Champs

Cypress Falls – 2015-16

This Cy-Fair ISD team made school history, winning their first-ever hoops title. Led by five starters who were juniors, the Eagles went 35-3 and beat San Antonio Wagner to win state.

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Yates – 2013-14

Fell to Dallas Madison but won state because Madison had an ineligible player.

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North Shore 2013-14

SMU's Jarrey Foster and UT's Kerwin Roach led this squad to a win over Converse Judson, finishing 35-3 on the season.

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Yates – 2012-13

Fell to Dallas Madison but won state because Madison had an ineligible player.

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Terry – 2012-13

One of the best dual-sport athletes in 20 years led Terry to state. Terry? Derrick Griffin was the Championship Game MVP as the Rangers shocked the world. Griffin would later play football and hoops at TSU.

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Travis – 2012-13

The Harrison twins (McDonalds' All-Americans) punched their ticket to state and won the title before heading off to Kentucky.

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Yates – 2009-10

Considered the No. 1 team in the country by several media outlets, this Lions' team could be the best in school history. Joseph Young, Snap Peters and Darius Gardner left a tremendous legacy at 3rd Ward High.

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Bush – 2009-10

Jordan Clark and Darius Richardson led Bush to their first state title. It would be coach Ronnie Courtney's third state title from two different teams.

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Yates – 2008-09

Same three (Young, Peters and Gardner) led the way for the Lions' first title of the 2000s.

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Kingwood -- 2004-05

Nic Wise, the son of legendary Yates coach Greg Wise, won state with buddy Michael Singletary. Wise would move onto Arizona in college.


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