John Cooper School Sports: Dragon Boys’ Basketball Places Third In Tournament, Girls’ Swimming Sets School Record

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 11/24/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The John Cooper School Dragon Boys’ Basketball Places Third In Tournament, Girls’ Swimming Sets School Record. Results from the week of November 18.


BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL

11/21-23 at Cistercian Preparatory Tip-Off Classic Tournament • 3rd Place

The Dragons finished third place in the Cistercian Tip-Off Classic this weekend.

vs. DasCHE • 76-67 WIN

vs. St. Michael’s • 66-48 LOSS

vs. Prince of Peace • 65-57 WIN in overtime

Senior Antonio Evans was named to the All-Tournament team.

Coach Matthew Wilson: I am very proud of our team’s performance at Cistercian’s Tip-Off Classic. The guys showed a ton of grit in two comeback victories to earn a third-place finish. The team was paced by Antonio Evans and Michael Bannerman, who averaged 22 points and 18 points respectively, over the weekend. They represented themselves, our program, and The John Cooper School well on and off the court. I’m excited to be a part of this group!

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Basketball:
Nov. 29-30 at Texas Jamboree, Episcopal High School
Dec. 3 vs. Covenant Christian School, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5-7 at Houston Christian Tournament

Dec. 10 at Legacy Prep, 7 p.m.
Dec. 13 vs. Lake Houston Conquerors, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 vs. Frassati Catholic, 1:30 p.m.


GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL

11/19 vs Concordia Lutheran • 45-35 LOSS
11/22 at Grand Oaks High School • results unavailable

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Basketball:
Nov. 25-26 at Bay Area Christian Tournament
Nov. 30 vs Lutheran North at The Village School, 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 vs. Bay Area Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 5-7 at All Saints Episcopal Tournament, Tyler
Dec. 10 at Legacy Prep, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 vs. KIPP Houston, 5:30 p.m.

VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING

11/22 at TISCA, CISD Natatorium

Coach Sara Bany: Eight Cooper swimmers and one Cooper diver qualified to participate in the TISCA meet at the CISD Natatorium. Competition began on Thursday evening with the 1-meter diving event. Adelaide Herman completed her 11 dives and finished 10th out of the 22 divers.

Our first school record of the year was broken by almost a whole second by the 200 Free Relay team of Caitlin Lanigan, Tillie Claggett, Jane Ritch and Lauren Cordes who finished 9th overall by winning the B final on Friday night. The same four also finished 7th overall in the 200 Medley Relay with a season-best time. Lanigan, Claggett and Cordes also qualified for finals on Friday night with Lanigan finishing 10th overall in the 50 Freestyle and 12th overall in the 100 Freestyle. Claggett finished 11th overall in the 100 Breaststroke while Cordes finished 16th overall in the 500 Freestyle swimming a personal best time of 5:16.28 in Friday morning’s prelims.

While the boys’ relay team of Alex Dharbal, Victor Guerrero, Chris Seymour and Henry Shea did not qualify for finals, both the 200 Free Relay and the 400 Free Relay posted season best times by more than two seconds. They finished 20th and 19th overall respectively. Shea also finished his 200 IM on Friday morning with a personal best time of 2:01.86. Seymour led the team in scoring with 27 points individually by placing 4th overall in the 100 fly just .03 of a second away from his best time and school record and 7th overall in the 200 Freestyle.

Next up for Dragon Swimming & Diving:
Dec. 6 at STE Holiday Relay Meet, U of H Natatorium
Jan. 3 at 5A and under TISCA, Tuloso-Midway Aquatics Center


BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER
11/19 at HCYA • 3-0 WIN
Goals by Will Young (3)

Coach Bryan Sherman: Boys’ varsity soccer played its first complete game of the season against HCYA, keeping a clean sheet and dominating the match from start to finish. We were a bit disappointed to not score more but played very well and the identity of the team is beginning to take shape. Will Young scored all three goals, but it was a great all-around team effort and a good end to the first month of the season.

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Soccer:
Dec. 3 at The Village School, 6:30 p.m.
Dec 5-6 at St. Thomas/Awty Tournament

Dec. 10 vs. HCYA, 7 p.m.

Jan. 4 vs. Cooper Alumni, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER

11/21-23 at Saint Mary’s Hall Tournament

vs. Beaumont Kelly • 2-0 LOSS

vs. Incarnate Word Corpus • 3-0 LOSS

vs. Saint Mary’s Hall • 1-0 LOSS

Coach Amber Clevenger: It’s not fun to go to a tournament and lose, but I saw a lot of really good things that I’m excited about moving forward. The goal of this tournament was to see what we need to fix before conference play and to bond as a team–both of those things were accomplished

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Soccer:
Dec. 6-7 at All Saint’s Shootout Tournament
Dec. 13 vs. Magnolia High School, 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 vs. Cooper Alumni, 2 p.m.

UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS ACTION AT HOME:

Tuesday, December 3

Girls’ Varsity Basketball vs. Bay Area Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. Covenant Christian, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13

Girls’ Varsity Basketball vs. KIPP Houston, 5:30 p.m.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer vs. Magnolia High School, 6 p.m.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. Lake Houston Conquerors, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19

Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. Frassati Catholic, 1:30 p.m.

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