Going into this past week’s action, the Atascocita Eagles boys basketball team held a 13-game win streak and a two-game lead in the District 21-6A race.
Atascocita’s win streak came to an end thanks to the North Shore Mustangs, who themselves had won five of six coming into the matchup.
Led by seniors Tayvion Johnson and Shemar Clark, with 20 and 10 points respectively, North Shore won a hard-fought contest against the Eagles 54-51 to end the Eagles’ win streak and cut the Eagles district lead in half.
Atascocita next faced off with the visiting Summer Creek Bulldogs, which was part of a very good day for Atascocita’s men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Earlier in the day Friday, the women’s program remained undefeated in 21-6A play, and doubled its district lead over Summer Creek to two, with a 57-41 victory at Summer Creek.
In the nightcap at Atascocita High School Friday, the Bulldog boys played a competitive game for most of the way, only trailing by nine after three quarters.
Down the stretch though, the Eagles pulled away from the Bulldogs much as they did to Channelview, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-13 and claiming a 66-49 home win.
With the win, the Atascocita boys maintained their one-game district lead over North Shore, who beat Kingwood on Friday night to keep pace.
In 21-5A, meanwhile, the Humble Wildcats continued their undefeated district run with two more impressive wins on the road this past week.
On Tuesday, the Wildcats beat Dayton on the road 84-38, and then Friday at New Caney the Wildcats used a 24-7 second quarter to blow a close game wide open, and eventually won 78-47.
This week, Atascocita goes on the road to face Baytown Sterling and hosts C.E. King, while Humble meets Barbers Hill at home and then travels to Porter.