HS Boys Basketball: Grand Oaks First District Championship in School History
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- In the final game of the season, the Grand Oaks Grizzlies hosted the Conroe Tigers on Tuesday night. Conroe disrupted the rankings and could possibly cause a three-way tie for first place if they were to win. Grand Oaks looks to take the win and be the sole owners of the district title.
Less than 10 mins till tipoff. Grand Oaks vs Conroe! pic.twitter.com/9kp3NVm2kG— Woodlands Online Sports (@WOLsports) February 15, 2023
From the tipoff, Grand Oaks set the momentum and aggression by immediately attacking the net and three-point range. But it was the Tigers who matched their momentum and would strike first by putting up a couple of boards before Grand Oaks. G. Lewis, with Conroe, would score all their seven points in the first quarter while Grand Oaks would put up 19 giving them a huge lead going into the second.
The momentum would continue as Grand Oaks would lock down their defense causing many bad looks for Conroe. The Tigers would also struggle getting to the basket with the driving lanes closed down, which resulted in another seven-point quarter. As Grand Oaks went into the locker room, they would lead by almost 20 points. Conroe would have to make huge moves in the second half to cut the Grand Oaks lead.
In the third quarter, Caleb Edwards would come out on fire as he would post up 10 of the 19 points secured by Grand Oaks. Conroe would struggle containing the momentum from Grand Oaks but would push through their defense and post up 13 points. K. Roberts would dominate the mid-range and put up eight of the Conroe points. Grand Oaks would continue to push away from Conroe and give themselves a 52-27 lead heading into the final quarter.
Much like the third quarter, Edwards would once again be the lead scorer for Grand Oaks putting up 7 of their 13 points. Conroe would make one last effort to catch the Grizzlies but would fall short. Grand Oaks would take the win 65-40 and the district title for the first time in school history.
Post-game, players, staff, and coaches from Grand Oaks would take turns cutting the net to celebrate a monumental season. Coach Day would be one of the last ones to cut the net and could be heard yelling with emotion after a tough season.