John Cooper Sports: Dragon Boys Basketball Goes Undefeated For Tournament Win
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- John Cooper Sports results from the week of November 15.
VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
11/18 vs Aggieland Panthers • 53-45 W
11/18 vs Boerne Geneva • 52-37 W
11/19 vs Legacy Prep • 66-31 W
11/19 vs Northland Christian • 75-58 W
11/20 vs Kinkaid • 50-43 W
Coach Matthew Wilson: I’m extremely proud of our kids! The varsity team competed in Rosehill Christian’s Thanksgiving Tournament. The boys played hard against solid competition, going 5-0 and winning the championship game against fellow SPC-member Kinkaid. It marks the first time JCS boys basketball has defeated Kinkaid since 2014. The team was paced by Jackson Williams (Tournament MVP), Mac Macaul (All-Tournament Team), and Tres Luzey.
Next up for Dragon Boys Basketball:
November 27 vs Second Baptist, 12:30 p.m.
November 29 at St Francis Episcopal School, 7 p.m.
December 2-4 at Brookshire Classic
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
11/16 at Second Baptist • 69-50 L
Coach B.J. Feuerhelm: I’m so proud of the fight the girls have shown early in our year. Second Baptist is one of the top teams in the state and our girls cut a massive deficit to single digits before running out of gas. We will enjoy Thanksgiving to rest and get prepared for the push before winter break.
11/18 at St. Francis Episcopal • Win
Coach B.J. Feuerhelm: I loved the bounce-back effort that our team showed on Thursday night. Everyone on the roster was a contributor to our success as we had the opportunity to work on some things as a unit. I am excited to head into the break with a 3-2 overall record.
Next up for Dragon Girls Basketball:
November 30 vs. Fort Bend Christian Academy, 6 p.m.
December 2-4 at All Saints Episcopal (Tyler) Tournament
December 7 at Legacy Prep
VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
11/16 vs. St. Thomas High School • 2-1 L
11/18-20 at CLHS Soccer Showcase Tournament
vs. St. Thomas High School • 2-1 L
vs. St. Pius • 3-0 W
vs. Beaumont Kelly • 2-2 T
Coach Bryan Sherman: Boys soccer played four tough games this week, finishing with a win, two losses and a tie. Overall, the team is showing improvement and we are excited to get back to things after this holiday break.
Next up for Dragon Boys Soccer:
November 30 at St. John XXIII, 7:30 p.m.
December 2-4 at St. Thomas Tournament
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
11/15 vs. Frassati • 7-1 W
11/16 at Northland Christian • 5-0 W
Coach Amber Clevenger: Monday and Tuesday, the girls soccer team played against Frassati with a 7-1 win and Northland Christian with a 5-0 win. I was able to see a lot of different players in different places and watch the team laugh and enjoy and support each other, building team camaraderie. I was able to see some great goals and see the girls build their confidence as we continue to prepare for conference play. We had goals from Tamsin Prudencio (2) assisted by Maddie Van Osdell and Mikaela Camarata. Chloe Smith scored a great unassisted goal. Eline Van derDonckt scored with an assist by Sharlenn Meixero; Anna Martinez scored a goal from Camila Ruano, who also assisted a goal scored by Sienna Williams. Ruano went on to score a goal with an assist by Chloe Smith, who also assisted a great goal by Elly Principi who is coming back from a knee injury and playing a pivotal role for the team, scoring a goal in her very first game back and again last night against Northland Christian. Principi is going to do great things for this program! Overall it has been an eventful pre-season and we’re just getting started.
11/18 vs. Bay Area Christian • 4-3 W
Coach Amber Clevenger: Our game against Bay Area was a competitive game where we really had to push ourselves. Although it took us a while to get into the groove of the game, we flipped a switch at halftime. It was a close game and while we won as a team there were two players who stood out for the way they contributed to our 4-3 win. Tamsin Prudencio found the back of the net twice and played one of the best games I’ve seen her play. Then there was Elly Principi who showed up for us in a major way, not only with her two goals but her hard work and overall ability. Elly stands out because these are her first games after back-to-back knee injuries. It makes me proud to see a student persevere and push the fear down to become one of the best players on the field!
Next up for Dragon Girls Soccer:
November 30 at St. John XXIII, 5 p.m.
December 2-4 at Lutheran South Tournament
11/16 vs. Duchesne & St. Thomas, Westfield H.S.
Coach Sara Bany: Dragon swimmers and divers traveled to Westfield High School to swim and dive against the Duchesne girls’ team and the St. Thomas boys’ team. There were many early season best times and event victories. Highlights included watching our divers, Morgan Robson and Diego Burgos, dive for high scores and won their events unopposed. Senior Caitlin Lanigan won the 200 free by almost 50 seconds and came in 2nd to teammate, Monica Ianeva in the 100 fly. After winning the 100 fly, Ianeva also won the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Kyleigh Jeter won the 100 back, followed closely by junior, Katie Kovin (2nd ) and senior, Victoria Davila (4th). Closing out the meet, the girls 400 free relay of freshman Sara Espitia, Davila, Jeter, and Lanigan topped the Duchesne relay by over 20 seconds! On the boys’ side, senior Henry Shea swept his events, winning both the 100 fly and 100 back, junior Victor Guerrero won the 100 freestyle and came in 2nd in the 50 free. Senior, Zhi-Hahn See finished 3rd in the 50 free. The boys’ 200 free relay of Shea, See, junior Danny Leoro and Guerrero finished on ahead of the St. Thomas relay, winning that race by 10 seconds.
11/18 vs. Kinkaid Invitational, Westfield H.S.
Coach Sara Bany: The swimmers travelled to Westfield High School once again on Thursday to swim in the Kinkaid Invitational. The girls finished second, behind Kinkaid while the boys finished 5th. Ianeva had another great early season meet winning both the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke with season-best times. Senior Tillie Claggett returned to the water this season winning the 100 breaststroke and coming in second in the 100 freestyle. Medley Relay of Jeter, Claggett, Ianeva and Kovin came in 2nd place, 200 free relay of Claggett, Kovin, Ellie Wang and Noelle Harris came in 3rd place and 400 Free Relay team of Ianeva, Elakiya Jayaraman, Harris and Jeter also finished in 3rd. For the boys, See won the 100 freestyle and came in 2nd in the 100 backstroke, just .01 behind first and sophomore Alexander Harris came in 4th in the 200 IM and 7th in the 50 freestyle.
It was so good to return to competition this week and see all of the practice pay off in races. We had good swims all around and are looking forward to a promising season!
Next up for Dragon Swimming:
December 4 at Private School Winter Showcase at Westfield High School, 9:45 a.m.