Boys basketball: College Park downs Conroe
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The College Park High School boys’ basketball team remained in the thick of the playoff hunt at home Tuesday with a 75-63 victory over Conroe.
Highlanders clinch 14-5A title
Bryon Makel and Jayden Holden (six rebounds, four assists) scored 17 and 16 points respectively and the Cavaliers (19-13, 3-5) climbed into a three-way tie for fourth place in the District 14-5A standings. Desmond Fleming hit 5-of-6 shots and finished with 13 points while Keanu Andaya added 10 more.
College Park saw its 33-20 halftime lead dwindle down to 45-42 before scoring 30 points in the fourth quarter to pull away. The Cavaliers are tied with Bryan and Oak Ridge while A&M Consolidated (4-4) occupies the third position in the district standings.
Tristan Newman scored six points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists while McKinley Green contributed with six points. Sam Osina added three points and both Nico Chergotis and Karson Baer scored two points.
The top two teams in the district battled it out at The Woodlands High School. It was the homestanding Highlanders (25-5, 9-0), ranked No. 15 in the state, prevailing 53-51 over Lufkin.
Cody Mason scored on a feed from Brian Baehl for the game-winner after the Highlanders blew a third-quarter double-digit lead. The Panthers, now 5-3 in district play, made a 10-0 run near the end of the quarter to make a game of it. A Lufkin layup with: 07 to play tied the game at 51.
Garret Colonna led the Highlanders in scoring with 14 points while Baehl added 11 more.