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The Jump: Breaking down the girls’ basketball playoffs

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Ding… Ding… Round two of the girls’ basketball postseason will take place the next few days and there are some heavy-weight battles.

VYPE dives deeper into the match ups and predicts who will advance to the regional tourney. Where are the upsets? Where are the blowouts and who needs to play big to keep the season going?

It’s now or never, girls. Win or go home. Stay tuned to @vypehouston on Twitter to follow who continues their seasons.



Hightower vs Cy Ranch, Thursday 6 pm at Wheeler

Great matchup here. Cy Ranch reached state last season, but Hightower is fast and physical… VYPE goes with the Hurricanes

Seven Lakes vs Jersey Village

Truong Twins have had great season in TOUGH District. It pays off for Jersey Village as they drop Seven Lakes

Clear Springs vs Summer Creek, Friday 6 pm at Deer Park

Chargers undefeated in district and playing fast. Will take care of talented Summer Creek – who’s only loss came against Atascocita in district. 

Goose Creek vs Alvin

Both teams pulled upsets in the first-round of the playoffs over Beaumont West Brook and Pearland. Alvin has more scoring with Miller, Mancha and Becker and played in a tougher district. The Jackets win


Langham Creek vs Ridge Point

RP has studs Thomas, Fontenot and McHenry, who play up-tempo. Langham counters with White and Robinson’s 35 ppg. Langham plays in a slightly tougher district and is more physical. Slight lean to the Lobos

Cypress Creek vs FB Travis, Thursday at 7:30

Stars on floor in this matchup. Cy Creek freshman duo Kyndall Hunter and Rori Harmon have had a magical season winning district. McDonald’s All-American Queen Egbo leads Travis, but the Cougars have too much fire-power

Atascocita vs Hastings, Friday 7 pm at Cy Falls

De’Aisha Davis has led Eagles to 14-0 record in district, while Hastings has had growing pains in District 23-6A. Hardison is talented freshman and Riley is solid junior. Prediction? Atascocita advances. 

Dobie vs Elsik

No one is talking about these two teams. Dobie is led by Onozie and won their district. Elsik went 8-3 in a tough conference. So who gets it done? Elsik in a close one.


Dekaney vs Hendrickson

Both are state-ranked teams. Dekaney blew through district play at 14-0 and Hendrickson won their district as well. Dekaney has Tatyana Hill, who is averaging 21 ppg and complemented by Capone (17 ppg) and Dirden (12 ppg). The Wildcats cruise.

Klein vs RR Westwood

The Bearkats are sneaky good, winning a share of the district. Maggie Stephenson and Ziayear Banks are junior talents who will lead Klein over RR Westwood.

Klein Oak vs Cedar Ridge

Panther Liz Scott is the truth. She can score and facilitate. Oak had a huge bounce back season after having to forfeit much of their season a year ago. They don’t plan on stopping this week. Panthers advance. 

Spring vs Pflugerville

State-ranked Pflugerville will be too much for Spring, but the Lions have had a nice season under the direction of Michael Prejean



Elkins vs Crosby  

Elkins got the W in the first-round over Houston Madison, but Crosby is no joke and a VYPE Top 10 team. Netherly is the straw that stirs the drink.

Ball vs Kingwood Park, Friday 7 pm at LaPorte HS

Don’t get it twisted, the Tornados of Ball are scrappy. The only lost to Shadow Creek in district and will be a tough out. K Park is led by Ally Byrd, who is play and is a North Texas-commit. But will it be enough? VYPE goes with Ball to win.

KPARK’s Ally Byrd can Play

Ozen vs Manvel

Ozen won their district and Manvel’s only losses in district came at the hands of Ball. Chanslor and Green are the stars for the Mavs, but Ozen has too much scrappiness to be beaten. Ozen moves on.

Barbers Hill vs Shadow Creek

Could this be a landmine for Charli Collier and Barbers Hill. The Eagles are our No. 1 but Shadow Creek is no joke. Collier and The Hill are focused but this could be closer than people think.

Magnolia West vs Waco University

How about Mag West and Eggleston? The girls up north can play and will get by Waco U to the third round. But Eggleston must put on a show.



Navasota vs Madisonville

The Rattlers will destroy MVille 

Wheatley vs Bridge City

Fingers Crossed for Wheatley. They have too much fire-power


North Forest vs Silsbee

Hmmm. North Forest plays in a loaded district. Silsbee cruised through their conference. VYPE going Houston Strong 

Yates vs Diboll

The Lions are destroying teams and look like they are on a collision with North Forest.

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