Originally appeared on Vype.com
HOUSTON – We are officially rolling in the 2018 UIL Boys Basketball playoffs and what a first round it was.
There was a highlight, SportsCenter Top Play dunk by Klein Oak’s Tyler Hudson, there were first-ever playoff victories for programs like Shadow Creek, Tompkins and Foster. Then there were the teams we figured would get the first-round victories like defending champion Cy Falls.
Below VYPE has gathered up basketball scores from around the Houston area for Class 5A and Class 6A boys basketball in the bi-district round and showdowns for the area round.
CLASS 6A – REGION II BI-DISTRICT RESULTS
College Park 71, North Mesquite 67
Rockwall-Heath 83, Oak Ridge 54
Dekaney 61, Spring Woods 50
Klein Forest 63, Westfield 62
The Woodlands 56, Longview 43
Klein Oak 80, Spring 72
Eisenhower 71, Memorial 60
6A REGION II AREA ROUND SHOWDOWNS & PREDICTIONS
College Park vs Dallas Jesuit – TBA
College Park’s Q Grimes (Kansas-commit), who is coming off a triple-double performance (14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) will have their hands full against Dallas Jesuit, who has a balanced attack. Blakemore and Scott must come up big to help the Cavs advance. It won’t be enough as Dallas Jesuit advances.
Dekaney vs Westwood – Friday at 6 p.m. at Brenham
The Wildcats are nice. The Peavy brothers and Epps are talented and just do the little things right. Dekaney didn’t play tremendous against Spring Woods but will advance to the regional tourney.
Klein Forest vs McNeil – TBA
It’s hard to say about this game. Klein Forest struggled against rival Westfield. If the Eagles are hot for the three-point line, they are tough to beat. But they have to be hot. VYPE forecasts the Eagles to get by McNeil.
The Woodlands vs Pearce – Friday at 8 p.m. at Fairfield HS
This is a game of differing styles. The Highlanders do it with guards Wilbert, Carter and Stubbs. TWHS stretches the court with great three-point range and pushes the ball up court. Pearce leans of 6-foot-11 post Drew Timme, who has offers from the likes of Baylor and Purdue to Gonzaga and USC. So do guards or posts win games? VYPE says guard and The Woodands.
Klein Oak vs Pflugerville – Friday at 6 p.m. at Hearne HS
The Panthers of Klein Oak have enjoyed an historic season, winning a postseason game for the first time in 24 years. But can they get to the second round? The ride ends here as Pflugerville gets it done.
Eisenhower vs Hendrickson – TBA
The Eagles soar as the Redus twins play. Can they do it against versus a tough Hendrickson squad? Ike pushes the ball and will outrun Hendrickson.
CLASS 6A REGION III BI-DISTRICT RESULTS
Bush 69, Seven Lakes 51
Lamar 58, Cy Creek 56
Tompkins 81, Ridge Point 59
Cy Springs 55, Westside 52
Clear Lake 70, Hastings 63
North Shore 56, South Houston 47
Dawson 65, Clear Springs 58
Deer Park 75, Goose Creek Memorial 65
Sam Houston 86, Cy Woods 62
Morton Ranch 64, Travis 62
Cypress Falls 70, Bellaire 54
Hightower 63, Strake Jesuit 56
Channelview 59, West Brook 46
Pearland 54, Clear Creek 49
Atascocita 80, Dobie 49
Alief Taylor 54, Dickinson 52 (OT)
CLASS 6A REGION III AREA ROUND SHOWDOWNS & PREDICTIONS
Fort Bend Bush vs Lamar – Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Don Coleman Colesium
Prediction: This is a great showdown between two really good basketball programs in the City of Houston. Expect this one to be a classic and Bush Broncos walk away with the win.
Tompkins vs Cypress Springs – Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cinco Ranch HS
Prediction: Tompkins is full of talent and finally it paid off in the playoffs with the program’s first-ever playoff victory. Now can they do it again? Cypress Springs is coming off a close win against Westside but won’t have enough to stop Slojund (Georgia Tech signee) and Bieniemy (Oklahoma signee). Tompkins wins again.
Clear Lake vs North Shore – Friday at 7 p.m. at Pearland HS
Prediction: Clear Lake’s Ajare Sanni and Riley Abercrombie’s scoring will be too much for North Shore to handle.
Dawson vs Deer Park – Friday at 7 p.m. at South Houston HS
Prediction: Deer Park is coming off its first playoff win since 2010. The Deer have a lot of momentum coming into this one. Dawson had to hold off Clear Springs in a close one. Senior Tristan Ipke had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Deer Park in their win and will keep it rolling in Round 2. Deer win.
Sam Houston vs Morton Ranch – TBA
Prediction: Sam Houston is the team not a lot of people talk about. This is going to be a battle of guards and will be fun to watch. Kendric Davis (TCU signee) faces off against LJ Cryer. Cryer is on his way up as a sophomore and is about to get a lot of attention. Davis has the upperhand because of his experience and a better supporting cast. Sam Houston gets the dub.
Cypress Falls vs Fort Bend Hightower – Friday at 6 p.m. at Don Coleman Colesium
Prediction: Cypress Falls has too much firepower as the defending Class 6A State Champs. Nigel Hawkins, the 2017 VYPE Boys Basketball Player of the Year, led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds in the win against Bellaire. Trejan Wesley had 17 points and Andrew Nguyen had 13 points. This is too much to stop. Cy Falls wins big again.
Channelview vs Pearland – Friday at 7 p.m. at Deer Park HS
Prediction: Channelview shocked the Class 6A world on Tuesday. The Falcons upset the District 22-6A Champions Beaumont Westbrook. Westbrook was 14-0 in District 22-6A and had only lost three games all season long. Channelview the play-in No. 4 seed from 21-6A upsets them and beats them by 13. Pearland beat Clear Creek to get to the second round. Javonne Lowery and Ovidio Perez will be too much to handle though for Channelview as the duo averages double digits per game.
Atascocita vs Alief Taylor – Friday at 8 p.m. at Phillips Field House
Prediction: Alief Taylor is coming off a big win against District 24-6A Champion Dickinson in overtime. Their runs ends against a very deep Atascocita team. Multiple times this season David Martinez has praised the play of his bench. This is what will carry the Eagles to yet another playoff win.
CLASS 5A – REGION III BI-DISTRICT RESULTS
Tomball vs Rouse
Result: Rouse defeats Tomball 64-45
Madison vs Manvel
Result: Madison defeats Manvel 92-71
Crosby vs Ozen
Result: Ozen wins 41-32
Elkins vs Milby
Result: Elkins defeats Milby 66-55
Central vs Porter
Result: Central defeats Porter 86-82 in Overtime
Willis vs Pflugerville Connally
Result: Pflugerville Connally defeats Willis 67-53
Magnolia vs Cedar Park
Result: Magnolia defeats Cedar Park 72-65
Port Arthur Memorial vs Barbers Hill
Result: Port Arthur Memorial defeats Barbers Hill 73-54
Shadow Creek vs Sterling
Result: Shadow Creek beats Sterling 92-67
Humble vs Nederland
Result: Humble wins 45-44
Furr vs Texas City
Result: Texas City defeats Furr 59-46
CLASS 5A REGION III AREA ROUND MATCHUPS & PREDICTIONS
Madison vs Beaumont Ozen – Friday at 7 p.m. at Baytown Sterling HS
Prediction: Beaumont Ozen is a basketball power and will roll past Madison
FB Elkins vs Beaumont Central – Friday at 7 p.m. at Goose Creek Memorial HS
Prediction: Donovan Williams is coming off a big 22 point, 6 rebound game for Elkins but he won’t be enough to get Elkins past Central.
Magnolia vs Whitehouse – Friday at 7 p.m. at Crockett HS
Prediction: Jackson Moffatt is having a wild season. The senior scored 32 points in the Bulldogs’ first round victory, behind him was Evan Palmquist with 17 points. Magnolia rides Moffatt and Palmquist to the Regional Quarters.
Port Arthur Memorial vs Shadow Creek – Friday at 7 p.m. at La Porte HS
Prediction: Shadow Creek has been here all season and we’ve been waiting for them to hit the playoffs. The Sharks have done that and are still rolling.
Humble vs Texas City – Friday at 7 p.m. at Phillips Field House
Prediction: Humble keeps the good times rolling and moves on
CLASS 5A REGION IV BI-DISTRICT ROUND RESULTS & AREA MATCHUPS
Bi-District Result: Foster defeated Brackenridge 90-69
Area Matchup: Foster vs Boerne Champion
Bi-District Result: Angleton defeated Jefferson 67-50
Area Matchup: Angleton vs Alamo Heights
Bi-District Result: Terry defeated John F Kennedy 70-56
Area Matchup: Terry vs Dripping Springs