John Cooper Sports: Dragon Girls Sweep Basketball Tourney

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 12/08/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Results from the week of December 2 for John Cooper School Sports.

Dragon Girls Sweep Basketball Tourney

BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL

12/3 vs. Covenant Christian School • 77-66 WIN

Scoring leaders were Antonio Evans (26) Michael Bannerman (20) and Jack Wilson (16)

12/5-7 at Houston Christian Tournament:

vs. International Leadership of Texas • 64-61 LOSS

vs. John Paul II • 90-22 LOSS

Coach Matthew Wilson: Our team continues to battle through an untimely spate of injuries. We played well on Tuesday at home. I’m very proud of the effort our team gave on Thursday at Houston Christian’s Showcase. We fell in a back-and-forth battle against a feisty International Leadership of Texas team and then competed short-handed against one of the best teams in the state. I’m proud of how our guys carried themselves. We plan to recover this week and be ready to compete again in Dunlap Gymnasium Friday evening! Hope to see you there!

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Basketball:

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

12/3 vs. Bay Area Christian • 72-28 WIN

12/5-7 at Brookshire invitational Tournament at Tyler All Saints

Tournament Champions

All Tournament players: Katelyn Wood, Ajailah Ogiemwonyi, Aalyssa Rogers

vs. Grace Community • 53-31 WIN

vs. Frisco Legacy Christian • 54-29 WIN

vs. Bishop Gorman • 61-20 WIN

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Basketball:
Dec. 10 at Legacy Prep, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 vs. Humble Christian, 5:30 p.m.

VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING

12/6 at STE Holiday Relay Meet, at U of H Natatorium

Coach Sara Bany: A small group of Dragon Swimmers traveled to The University of Houston to compete in the Holiday Relay meet on Friday. It was a fun and festive meet to close out 2019. We scored points in every relay we swam. The mixed 200 Freestyle Relay of Nicholas Harris, Noelle Harris, Katie Kovin and Victoria Davila finished 4th overall. The mixed 200 Medley Relay of Nicholas Harris, Noelle Harris, Davila and Peyton Boone finished 6th overall, and the mixed 150 freestyle relay of Sofia Guiot, Noelle Harris, Dorothea Johnson, Kovin, Ellie Wang and Nicholas Harris finished 10th in the meet.

The crescendo relay of Noelle Harris, Wang and Davila finished 5th while Boone, Guiot and Johnson finished 7th. Backstrokers Davila, Johnson and Kovin finished 6th in the 150 Backstroke Relay. The 200 Free Relay team of Guiot, Boone, Wang and Kovin, along with the 400 Free Relay team of Guiot, Boone, Wang and Johnson both finished in 8th place at the meet.

We will break from competition for the holidays and focus on training for SPC competition. I’m really happy with all of the progress the team has made and can’t wait to see what we can do when we put it all together for our meets in January and SPC in February!

Next up for Dragon Swimming & Diving:
Jan. 18 at SPC South Zone

BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER

12/3 at The Village School • 1-1 TIE
Goal by Thomas Elkhoury
12/5-6 at St. Thomas/Awty Tournament
vs. Beaumont Kelly • 1-0 WIN
Goal by Dean Wright
vs. Village School • 3-1 LOSS
Goal by Michael Blackvs.
Cornerstone Christian • 4-1 LOSS
Goal by Beto Valenzuela

Coach Bryan Sherman: The team played a lot of soccer this week, and it took a toll on us toward the end. We played two good games to start, but did not have the same level of play in our following two matches. However, the boys gave a great effort despite missing some key players, and I am proud of them for not giving up when things didn’t go our way on the pitch. We have one more game before our winter break, and I am confident the team can turn these results around.

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Soccer:
Dec. 10 vs. HCYA, 7 p.m.
Jan. 4 vs. Cooper Alumni, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER

12/6-7 at All Saint’s Shootout Tournament
Game 1: vs. All Saints Episcopal • 3-1 LOSS
goal by Mikaela Camarata
Game 2: vs. Bay Area Christian 5-0 WIN
goals: Tamsin Prudencio 2, Chloe Smith 1, Kaitlin Hinch 1, Eline Van der Donckt 1
Game 3: vs. FWCD 1-0 LOSS

Coach Amber Clevenger: The All Saints Shootout was a beneficial tournament for the team as we were able to find the back of the net and see players in several positions.

This tournament is my favorite event of the season because we continue our tradition of team-building games and making our “family” bond even closer. I was genuinely proud of the way the girls came together and performed.

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Soccer:
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 13
Girls’ Varsity Basketball vs. Humble Christian, 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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