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Guy V. Lewis Top 50 watch list announced

De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings won the Guy V. Lewis Award two years ago. Vype

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As district play begins in basketball, so does the Guy V. Lewis 2017-18 Award watch list.

Houston is home to the likes of NBA pros such as De’Aaron Fox (Cy Lakes) and Justin Jackson (HCYA) of the Sacramento Kings, Justise Winslow (St. John’s) of the Miami Heat, Wesley Iwundu (Westfield) of the Orlando Magic, Joseph Young of Indiana Pacers, Kelly Oubre (Bush) of Washington and Andrew Harrison (Travis) of the Memphis Grizzlies. Don’t forget Gerald Green of the Rockets who played at Gulf Shores Academy.

These are the guys who came before this installment of the Guy V. Lewis Award. College Park’s Quentin Grimes, Sam Houston’s Kendric Davis and Jamal Bieniemy headline the list, but there are dozens of H-Town hoopers challenging for the city’s top player award.

HERE IS THE TOP 50 WATCH LIST

SENIORS

Abdul Atatishe, Westside

Ajare Sanni, Clear Lake

Bryson Etienne, Bush

Cliff Guidry, St. John’s

Darius Mickens, Willis

DJ Peavy, Dekaney

DJ Weaver, Cy Falls

Durey Cadwell, Klein Forest

Efe Odige, ProVision

Jackson Moffatt, Magnolia

Jaedon Ledee, Kinkaid

Jamal Bieniemy, Tompkins

Jay Lewis, Conroe

Jeremiah Gambrell, Madison

Jermaine Drewery, North Forest

Jock Hughes, Yates

Keith Haymon, Cy Ranch

Kendric Davis, Sam Houston

Kobe Wilson, Atascocita

Miller Kopp, Houston Chrisitian

Mitchell Seraille, Yates

Neil Van Beck, Westside

Nigel Hawkins, Cy Falls

PJ Byrd, Bush

Quentin Grimes, College Park

Romello Wilbert, The Woodlands

Tamir Bynum, Lamar

Terrell Wilson, FB Marshall

Trajan Wesley, Cy Falls

Tristan Ikpe, Deer Park

Tyrone McMillan, Houston Davis

Uche Dibiamaka, Second Baptist

Zach Nuttall, Bryan

JUNIORS

AJ Ragland, Bellaire

Delor Johnson, Cy Ranch

Donovan Williams, Elkins

Ja’Mere Redus, Eisenhower

Ja’Mare Redus, Eisenhower

Javonnne Lowery, Pearland

Jesse Zarzuela, Spring Woods

Keionte Cornelius, Spring

Montavious Murphy, Klein Collins

Pierce Hellums, Concordia Lutheran

Sahvir Wheeler, Houston Christian

Tayvion Fisher, Foster

Tyron Henry, Shadow Creek

SOPHOMORES

Jahari Long, Episcopal

LJ Cryer, Morton Ranch

Micah Peavy, Dekaney

Tramon Mark, Dickinson

The award is named for Guy V. Lewis, the legendary Hall of Fame coach who led the University of Houston to five Final Four appearances, 592 wins and was the architect of the “Game of the Century” between the Cougars and UCLA.

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Houston couldn't keep up

Astros fall to Blue Jays as Toronto gets homer-happy

Houston's bats couldn't keep up with Toronto's Saturday night. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

With an offensive clinic in the opener on Friday night, which helped them handily defeat the Blue Jays, the Astros returned to Minute Maid Park Saturday with a chance to secure another series. Toronto had other plans, though, reversing roles with Houston by getting big home runs to even the series.

Final Score: Blue Jays 8, Astros 4

Astros' Record: 17-16, third in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Steven Matz (5-2)

Losing Pitcher: Cristian Javier (3-1)

Toronto flips the script and turns on their offense against Javier

Toronto flipped the script from the night before early in this middle game of the series, dealing damage to Cristian Javier, who so far in 2021 had been able to limit his amount of earned runs. After retiring the first four batters he faced, a one-out walk in the top of the second set up the Blue Jays' first hit of the night, a two-run home run by Cavan Biggio, giving them a 2-0 lead over Houston.

After a leadoff home run made it a 3-0 score, Javier would deal with the fallout of more walks in the top of the third, issuing two to set up a two-out two-RBI double to give the Jays a commanding 5-0 advantage. Javier would battle back and complete five full innings, getting one out into the sixth before a walk would prompt Dusty Baker to make the call to the bullpen. His final line: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 91 P.

Alvarez keeps mashing as Houston tries to claw back into it

Javier would exit with at least some runs on the board in support of him, with Yordan Alvarez hitting a two-run opposite-field homer in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to three runs. Alvarez accounted for another run in the next inning, coming through with an RBI-single to make it 5-3, which is where the game stood as Andre Scrubb would take over in the top of the sixth.

Scrubb finished that inning for Javier and returned for a 1-2-3 seventh to keep it a two-run game. Bryan Abreu was the next reliever, and he, too, was able to retire the Blue Jays in order in the top of the eighth. The Astros continued to chip away at Toronto's lead, getting another run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI by Yuli Gurriel to make it 5-4 heading to the ninth.

Toronto evens the series

Brooks Raley entered to try and keep it a one-run game with a clean inning, but instead, two runners would reach on a walk and error before Joe Smith would enter to try and strand them. Instead, a two-out home run put the game back out of reach at 8-4, with Houston coming up empty in the bottom of the inning, setting up a rubber match in the finale.

Up Next: This series's third and final game will be an afternoon start of 1:10 PM Central on Sunday. Zack Greinke (2-1, 3.76 ERA) will try to add more wins to his record for Houston, while Nate Pearson will be making his 2021 debut for Toronto.

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