Cavaliers enter rematch against The Woodlands Highlanders with the hot hand
THE WOODLANDS, Texas—As the basketball season winds down and the playoff picture becomes clearer, The Woodlands Highlanders and College Park Cavaliers will meet for a second time for first place atop District 12-6A on Friday night.
Going into Friday, The Woodlands remains undefeated in district and currently on a ten-game win streak. Three Highlander basketball players signed their National Letter of Intents on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Romello Willbert and Jack Williams will both be headed to San Antonio to attended Incarnate Word and Trinity University respectively—while Kesean Carter inked his name to Texas Tech and will suit up for the football and track teams in Lubbock.
The athleticism for the Highlanders was acknowledged by the Cavaliers two weeks ago in their 77-64 victory over College Park. The Woodlands was able to keep All-American guard Quentin Grimes relatively quiet in that game with 25 points as the senior averages over 30 points per contest.
The Highlander defense was the storyline of the first meeting between the two, but College Park has put up video game-like numbers since--winning games by 30,38,21, and a 60-point victory over Montgomery in which Grimes put up a remarkable 52 points. Deon Blakemore and Shannon Scott continue to add to their impressive senior seasons as well, averaging 13 points per game each.
As the last Friday of the regular season closes in, the rivalry between the Cavs and Highlanders becomes even more important with a district championship on the line.