State Championship Bound

Summer Creek beats Westside in triple-overtime thriller

Johnson scored the first two buckets of the third overtime. Via VYPE

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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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