The Fantastic Four

St. Agnes seniors each eclipse 1,000 career points

All four seniors and all four have now eclipsed 1,000 career points. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – In an entire coaching career, most coaches can count the number of players they've had reach 1,000 points on one hand.

Jeff Hollinger now needs two.

More impressively, Hollinger, who is in his 13th season at St. Agnes, can look down his current roster and count four players that have reached that career landmark – Emily Nelson, Katie Dickerson, Kelly Dickerson and Madison Lucas.

"In a program you may have one or two kids that are going to score a lot of points," Hollinger said. "But never would I have thought I'd have four kids, all the same age, all play varsity all four years end up with 1,000 each. That's extremely rare.

"I don't know if I'll ever see it again."

All four seniors and all four have now eclipsed 1,000 career points – three coming this season alone.

"It's really special because it's the players I've been playing with since freshman year," Nelson said. "The four of us all made it onto varsity our freshman year, so it's nice being here with them."

Prior to Nelson reaching the 1,000-point mark last season against Incarnate Word Academy, Lauren O'Connell was the last to reach it in the 2015-2016 season.

Also in the club during Hollinger's career was Chelsea Bass, who serves as the St. Agnes Junior Varsity Coach.

"No, I thought that was crazy," Nelson said about scoring 1,000 points. "I had known about Coach Bass scoring 2,000 but 1,000 even seemed crazy to me. I was surprised."

With Nelson reaching her mark in her junior season, it allowed the Trinity University commit the chance to help her teammates and best friends reach the career milestone.

"It was so much fun because a part of my game that I enjoy is giving assists," Nelson said. "That was a part of my game I could improve because it's easy to give great passes to the twins when I know they're going to finish."


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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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