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Arizona five-star basketball signee Cate Reese not only made history on Friday, but also had a fitting performance to go with it. The Cy Woods’ senior girls basketball player recorded 30 points and 23 rebounds in the 70-51 district loss at Cypress Falls, and became the program’s all-time scorer with 2,234 points. It was her seventh game with at least 30 points this season.
“We never discussed the record that day,” said current girls basketball coach Laqueisha Dickerson. “Our focus was winning the district matchup. We fell short, but in true Cate Reese fashion, she carried our team, and played every possession with a purpose.”
Reese took the title of scoring queen with her first two points of the fourth quarter. It was a memorable milestone because she passed former teammate, current Rice hooper and the youngest sibling of the “First Family of Cy-Fair ISD Girls Basketball”, Erica Ogwumike.
“Cate is a special player in the way she tackles obstacles, and works tirelessly to improve,” said former Cy Woods’ girls basketball coach and current assistant principal Virginia Flores. “That tenacity is what earmarks her for a lifetime of personal achievement.”
The record puts Reese in the upper echelon of athletes to come out of Cy Woods, but more damage can be done in her final nine district games. It will wrap up a high school career that also included a multi-year varsity basketball and volleyball career, and the 2014-2015 state basketball title.
“Her success carries over to all of our sports,” said Cy Woods’ athletic coordinator Trenton Faith. “She exemplifies what the 212° Spirit is about at Cy Woods.”