K. Roach and D. Burcs continue to lead their team to another easy win against Port Arthur Memorial. The development of our young men playing with JV, Sophomore and Freshman teams also handle business Friday Night. Tuesday, Jan. 27th, Westbrook will pay us a visit with our impressive District record on the line.
S. Montoya, D. Rosales, and L. Figueroa play an outstanding game against the Lady Eagles but fail to pull off the win. The first goal was given up 11 minutes in and with 21 seconds left to play, we handed over another to make the final score 2-0. They'll have a week to game plan for Splendora when they visit GPISD Stadium next Friday, Jan. 30th at 4:30pm.
North Shore Boys Soccer Continues To Play Through Tough Weather Conditions
The North Shore Mustangs next battled Clear Lake on Friday but it didn't come with a game short. Unfortunately, the JV Boys had to sit out against the Falcons due to weather but the Varsity boys beat Clear Lake 3-0! They are currently 6-3 and are looking to continue their winning ways against Jersey Village next Tuesday at Galena Park Stadium.
Chasity Patterson leads Lady Mustangs to a 57-52 road win against the Lady Titans that required all of her 15 points and 15 rebounds. Along with A. Okoene, the entire team played well enough to get closer to the playoffs. The Lady Mustangs will next play Tuesday, January 27 4pm AT Beaumont Westbrook.
Jarrey Foster and Kerwin Roach helped North Shore win a state championship in 2014.
Now, the two were noted as two of the best in the country. Foster, the 2014 Class 5A championship game MVP, and Roach, a Texas signee, were among the six Houston-area nominees to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American boys game.
The varsity team will never again underestimate the importance of defense, as their defense propelled them to a 54-49 district victory over the Crosby Cougars. It would have been tough to expect the victory while watching the beginning as Crosby outscored GP 18-5 in the 1st quarter. In the second, the Jackets settled down and played defense holding Crosby to 4 points until a buzzer beating 3-pointer put the Cougars up by 7 at the half. The defense in the 3rd quarter was unbelievable as the Yellowjackets held Crosby to 3 points. After holding off any hopes of a Crosby comeback, the Jackets found themselves traveling home with their 3rd district victory. Fletcher Sherrard started slow with only 2 points in the first half but found his groove late and finished with 23 points. Donald Alston contributed 11 points and big shots from Corey Craft, Dawon Alston, and Robert Silva late helped seal the win.
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde were back in the building Tuesday night. The Lady Jackets faced a quick, multi-faceted defense in the first half that simply did what a good defense is designed to do, create turnovers. Galena Park was plagued by turnovers the entire first half, with many coming in the back court. Despite the problems getting into an offense the defense held strong and the Jackets were able to stay in the game when Katera Johnson and Yesenia Pulido started hitting some much needed 3-point baskets. At the end of the 2nd quarter Crosby had 27-24 lead but the Jackets had settled down and were finishing on offense with buckets. Then Dr. Jeckyll showed his ugly face in the 3rd quarter. The Yellowjackets managed to play the entire 8 minute quarter without scoring a single point, nothing would fall. The 17 point deficit and the Crosby speed was simply too much for the Jacket team to overcome. Crosby wins 36-57.
After a long weekend tournament, Galena Park went to battle versus Channelview High School. The Yellowjackets were still a bit banged up from the tournament but refused to let that be an excuse. The game started off sloppy but GP quickly took advantage of Channelview’s defense. In the 11th minute of the game, junior Oscar Teran broke away from the defense after being assisted by junior David Teran. Oscar made a quick move and shot the ball into the net to put GP up 1-0. Seven minutes later senior Martin Ramos found sophomore Jose Davila in the box and crossed the ball. Davila made a great first touch and shot the ball past Channelview’s goal keeper. GP was now up 2-0 with 22 minutes left in the first half. Channelview came back in the second half with a counter attack and caught our defense out of position cutting the score to 2-1. The middle of the field kept sending the ball to our forwards but Channelview’s defense held strong. Channelview made a good play in the middle and sent the ball to the corner where their forward tied the game 2-2 with only 20 minutes left in the game. Both teams kept going back and forth trying to put their team ahead but the defenses didn’t budge. With ten minutes in the game, Oscar Teran shot the ball to the upper left corner but put a little too much on it and missed. With nine minutes left Channelview missed three shots in a row. Before time ran out, Jose Davila and Oscar Teran all took shots, and all missed. We had missed five opportunities to win the game in the last ten minutes but did not score. The game ended tied at 2-2.
The Yellowjackets traveled to Pasadena and Deer Park to compete in the Pearland Classic. Three of the doubles teams would win the first two rounds, only to drop matches in the semi-finals. Elissa Gardea and Juan Leija competed in the mixed doubles B while Oziel Salazar and Sarah Padron competed in the mixed doubles A. The best performances came from Maria Sorto and Allie Vasquez who competed in the girls doubles A division. All three teams were one win away from playing for first place.
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