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Girls Basketball | Oak Ridge earns two 12-6A superlatives

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Oak Ridge forward Alecia Whyte (21) reacts after making a three-pointer during the third quarter of a Region II-6A bi-district playoff game at Palestine High School, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Palestine.

After a season that saw it finish as co-District 12-6A champions, Oak Ridge players earned two superlative awards.

Alecia Whyte, who was The Courier’s Montgomery County Player of the Year after her sophomore campaign, earned Defensive MVP honors as a junior in 12-6A. Nikki Petrakovitz, a freshman for the Lady War Eagles, was the Newcomer of the Year.

Locally, College Park junior Sandra Cannady was the only other superlative honoree with her Offensive MVP selection. continue reading…

Girls Basketball: All-District 16-6A girls basketball selections are in

The All-District 16-6A girls basketball selections are in, and Conroe’s Tamisha Houston and Erica Powell are taking home two of the league’s biggest awards. Powell was named the district’s MVP, while Houston was dubbed Coach of the Year.

When she took over the program in 2014, Houston inherited a team that had graduated six players and had missed the playoffs the past six seasons.The first season wasn’t without growing pains. Conroe finished the 2014-15 season with an 8-21 record and missed the postseason for the seventh straight year. click here for complete 

Girls Basketball: Eaglets carrying Oak Ridge’s hopes

Oak Ridge freshman guard/forward Alecia Whyte, left, works the ball against a Klein defender during their scrimmage last week.
Oak Ridge freshman guard/forward Alecia Whyte, left, works the ball against a Klein defender during their scrimmage last week.

Oak Ridge is young. The team returns only four letterwinners, two were starters last season, and has just one senior on the roster. Still, the War Eagles are hungry for the playoffs – and aren’t content to wait their turn.

“They have a fire in their eyes and a desire to improve and excel on the court, so I’m very excited about the future of our program,” said coach Deidre Vasquez, who is entering her second season.

Vasquez said she was impressed with the team’s intensity in their first scrimmage Saturday. click here for complete story