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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Texans to release prominent player on defense

Zach Cunningham is on his way out of Houston. Composite image by Jack Brame.

According to multiple reports, the Texans are waiving LB Zach Cunningham. Cunningham was benched last Sunday for disciplinary reasons, which reportedly stemmed from a missed COVID test. Cunningham was also benched for a quarter earlier in the season for breaking team rules.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans will have to eat his 12.8 million dollar cap hit next season.

Cunningham started in seven of the 10 games he’s played this season recording 67 tackles and a forced fumble. The Texans are at a point where there's hardly anyone left on the team that has any name recognition with what's left of the fan base. And now the Texans have another position that will have to be addressed this offseason.

Cunningham will likely command a lot of attention from other teams interested in his services.

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