State Championship Bound

Summer Creek beats Westside in triple-overtime thriller

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HOUSTON – Carlesa Dixon could find three words to describe her feeling following a triple-overtime battle with Westside.

Excited. Happy. Tired.

Dixon watched as her team battled through three overtimes to eventually down Westside 72-63 on Saturday to claim the Region III-6A Championship and first-ever trip to the UIL State Girls Basketball Tournament.

"I'm not surprised by it at all," Dixon said about the unwavering effort. "I know my team. I know what we do, I know what we did in the preseason to prepare for moments like this to outlast our opponent. They did it today and I'm proud of them."

Summer Creek bounced back from a Regional Finals loss a year ago to come back and win the region. The Bulldogs become the second Humble ISD girls basketball team to make the tournament, joining the 2004-2005 Humble High School team.

For Dixon, this is a third trip to the state tournament and second as a coach.

"To be there with this group as a first time is going to be special," Dixon, who led Dallas Lincoln to the tournament in 2012-2013.


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AUSTIN – Dalton Holland didn't know if he'd be able to get back to state in 2019.

At the beginning of the season, the Barbers Hill senior sprained his ankle badly, which forced him to be in a boot for two to three weeks and miss the first half of the track season.

"I had some doubts, I didn't think I'd be able to come back," Holland said.

Battling his way back through the therapy, Holland was able to qualify for state for a second-straight year and on Friday the senior left it all on the track.

Holland posted a time of 14.19 to claim the silver in the Class 5A 110-meter hurdles.

"Makes it a lot sweeter victory," Holland said about coming back to get the win.

In 2018, Holland came to state for the first time and ended up finishing fifth overall, fueling him to come back better this season.

"Last year I was pretty nervous coming in my first year," Holland said. "This year, I was more calm and under control. I knew what was coming."


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