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.


Read more about Summer Creek's win here

Boling is in his final year at Strake Jesuit. Via VYPE

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HOUSTON – Matthew Boling is the fastest man in the country.

You read that right.

Not just in Houston or Texas but the United States of America, Boling holds the fastest marks in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.

"It feels really good, I've been working really hard all year and am really happy with my times," Boling said. "But I am still hungry and know I can do better."

At the TSU Relays this past weekend, the Strake Jesuit senior posted times of 10.22 in the 100-meter dash and 20.58 in the 200-meter dash, which are both personal records.

Boling's 100-meter dash time is 0.24 seconds and his 200-meter dash mark is 0.41 seconds faster than Miami Northland High School's Tyrese Cooper times in each race.

"My goals each meet are to just progress and focus on one thing such as my block starts or drive phase so I can get ready for state," Boling said.


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