Mayde Creek advances to area, Cinco falls in bi-district

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 2/23/22

“It’s one game at a time,” Fobb said. “We’re 0-0 now. We’re going to celebrate this one because these are hard to come by, tomorrow we go to work.”

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Mayde Creek advances to area, Cinco falls in bi-district

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Mayde Creek advanced past the bi-district round while Cinco lost as both played in a doubleheader.

Neither came in as favorites, but the Rams came away with a win, while the Cougars fought the whole way.

Rams earn bi-district win over Ridge Point

Although Mayde Creek came into the bi-district round as the lower seed, they never had any doubt in their minds that they would come away winners.

The Rams had a goal to advance past the bi-district round, and did just that, topping Ridge Point 63-53 to advance to the area round.

“It means a lot for our program,” said Mayde Creek head coach Anthony Fobb. “We start two freshman, but the expectations are high. A lot of people would use the excuse of ‘we’re young’, but this is our fourth time coming to the playoffs and this is the first time getting past the first round. Since 1982 Mayde Creek has only been out of the first round twice, so it means a lot for our boys and for our program.”

Mayde Creek was led by Angel Sonnier, who had 19 points, Christian Jones, who had 15 and Larison Lamette, who came away with 13 points.

The Rams got off to a hot start in the first quarter behind eight points from Jones as they took an 18-8 lead.

Ridge Point trimmed the Mayde Creek lead to 30-26 at halftime, but Mayde Creek withstood runs by Ridge Point in both the second and third to lead 44-38 at the end of three.

“We’ve seen on film that with Fort Bend, their scores are usually in the 40’s and 50’s. They’ll come out and try to get you in the mind to think that the game is slow, and then they’ll come out and punch you in the mouth in the third quarter,” Fobb said. “We knew coming into the game that they would give us that fight, we just had to match it.”

Jamal Chretien II helped close things out in the fourth with two 3-pointers, while Sonnier scored five points and Logan Grassau had four in the final quarter.

Mayde Creek advances to the area round, where they will take on Stratford at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Coleman Coliseum. Stratford comes off a 94-52 win over Westbury in the bi-district round.

“It’s one game at a time,” Fobb said. “We’re 0-0 now. We’re going to celebrate this one because these are hard to come by, tomorrow we go to work.”

Class 6A Bi-District

Mayde Creek 63, Ridge Point 53

Points: (MC) Angel Sonnier 19, Christian Jones 15, Larison Lamette 13, Jamal Chretien II 8, Logan Grassau 8; (RP) TJ Ford 15, Jamir Norman-Turner 15, Conile Christmas 10, Marvin Johnson 4, Tate Janik 3, Wilson Batiste 2, Blake Kurbauder 2, Gabriel Breaux 2

Halftime: Mayde Creek 30-26; 3-pointers: (MC) Jones 3, Chretien II 2, Sonnier, Lamette; (RP) Janik, Ford; Records: Mayde Creek 24-10; Ridge Point 21-13

Cinco Ranch falls to Elkins

Cinco Ranch had a tough task facing one seed Fort Bend Elkins and despite a large amount of fight, came up short, with the Cougars season ending with a 60-44 loss in the bi-district round.

Cinco got 10 points from Hutner Betke and Prince Bynum-Jones, while Drew Joyce scored nine to help keep Cinco in it for the majority of the game but it wasn’t enough.

Elkins led 15-11 after the first quarter and stretched its lead to 28-15 at halftime behind a huge second quarter. Cinco fought back in the third quarter, scoring 14 points, but Elkins had built a large enough that they were able to withstand the Cinco Ranch runs, and cruised to the win in the fourth quarter.

Cinco’s season ends with a record of 16-19 and the team will graduate seven seniors.

Class 6A Bi-District

Fort Bend Elkins 60, Cinco Ranch 44

Points: (E) Chris Johnson 19, De’Rail Wilson 10, Todd Woods 8, Jackson Fields 6, Ashton Mckenzie 6, Christopher Barnett 4, Justin Mitchell 3, Jarren Hardoman 2, Jeffery Iroh 2; (CR) Hunter Betke 10, Prince Bynum-Jones 10; Drew Joyce 9, Josh Lennon 7, Omer Saied 5

Halftime: Elkins 28-15; 3-pointers (E) Woods 2, Mckenzie 2, Johnson, Hardman; (CR) Joyce 3, Saied, Lennon, Betke; Records: Cinco Ranch 16-19; Elkins 30-5

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