As the Texas high school basketball season continues, one thing remains constant over the early parts of district play.
The Atascocita Eagles and Humble Wildcats continue to win against district opponents. In fact, that’s the only thing both teams have done in their respective districts.
And they’ve both continued to win despite major showdowns against district foes.
The Atascocita Eagles, in a long, tough two month pre-district slate, lost eight times, most of them in major early season tournaments. But in District 21-6A, they’ve taken early control and not looked back.
In the past couple of weeks, the Eagles notched four more district wins. The big one, however, came against district neighbor Kingwood on Jan. 17. In that game, the Eagles outscored Kingwood in every quarter, but the big difference was the third quarter where Atascocita outscored the Mustangs 12-1.
Led by Fabian White and Kobe Wilson, the Eagles won that game 53-30, and then notched a tough road win at Channelview last Friday 68-61 to run their district record to 7-0 and 16-8 overall.
Meanwhile, the Humble Wildcats continued their winning ways in District 21-5A over the last two weeks as well. Their toughest game came on Jan. 10 against district neighbor Kingwood Park.
In a game full of big runs, the Wildcats raced to a 26-3 lead to start but then saw Kingwood Park cut the lead to one late in the third.
But behind Jacob Thomas’ seven three-pointers for the game, and key contributions on the offensive glass from Isaiah Longino, the Wildcats never let Park get the lead and pulled away again for a 66-55 win.
They then followed that up with three blowout wins against Caney Creek, Baytown Lee and Splendora, all by more than 30 points. Those four wins put the Wildcats at 11-0 in 21-5A and 22-5 overall.
Both teams will be at home Tuesday night; the Eagles will tangle with North Shore, while the Wildcats entertain Dayton.