HS Basketball: School History Continues as Grand Oaks Defeats The Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Grand Oaks is set to make school history once again by going into the playoffs for the first time. Securing their spot wasn’t easy as the 13-6A district is full of competitive athletes and power house schools. The Woodlands is one of them, typically on the list of every one to beat because of the amount of athletic talent that comes out of the school.
Suffering losses at the hands of the undefeated College Park, The Woodlands and Grand Oaks are fighting for second place in the district. Both have secured their playoff spot but finishing the best they can is on the top of their agenda. The three-part series is tied 1-1 with the final game being held at Grand Oaks. With a scheduling conflict and a “winter storm” the students were out of school and came out to support their Grand Oaks Grizzlies.
Both teams fought hard and Shey Eberwein once again crashing the boards against a strong Grand Oaks defense. Although he led all scorers, schools have picked up on his intense play and ability to adapt to any situation while he is on the court. Typically, double teamed, leaving his teammates to pick plays sometimes without him with various results.
As the season progresses, Grand Oaks seems to become one unit instead of players running around trying to force plays. This has resulted in more wins and a better playing atmosphere overall with some leaders standing out on the team. This also creates trust in teammates to make individual plays by covering each other and shutting down passing lanes.
As the final seconds tick down in this final series game, Grand Oaks finds themselves ahead with a strong lead. For the first time in school history, they will enter in their first playoff spot and face teams from around the area. Grand Oaks secures a second place by beating The Woodlands 51 to 43.