Tag: Carsen Edwards

Boys Basketball: Atascocita tops Sam Houston to reach 6A final

Atascocita senior guard Carsen Edwards drives to the hoop against Sam Houston sophomore guard Terrell Wilson (10) during first-quarter action.

If Atascocita was hiding its desire for perfection before, the Eagles can’t hide it now. They’re on the doorstep of going wire to wire.

“We hadn’t been looking at that,” Atascocita coach David Martinez said. “But it is what it is now. We’ve got one game left.”

The Eagles defeated Sam Houston in a 78-67 win in the UIL Class 6A state semifinals Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. click here for complete story

Basketball: Indianapolis Star Purdue recruit Carsen Edwards leads one of nation’s top-ranked teams

635913258261325720-LAFBer-08-12-2015-JC-1-D001-2015-08-11-IMG-media-2015-08-11-IN-1-1-UMBJQ5B7-L657681448-IMG-media-2015-08-11-IN-1-1-UMBJQ5B7It wasn’t Carsen Edwards’scorching start last Friday night that surprised Atascocita High School coach David Martinez.

The veteran coach had seen his senior guard, a Purdue signee, lock in before. Even seven 3-pointers in as many tries — by the end of the first quarter — were a pleasant but reasonable spike for an accomplished shooter. click here for complete story

Boys Basketball: Woodlands, Atascocita set for district rematch

With just a handful of games left in the season, the pressure is on for teams to solidify or improve their spot in the standings. Atascocita, still undefeated, sits on top of District 16-6A with The Woodlands breathing down its neck. click here for complete story

Basketball: No. 1 Eagles staying grounded

As crazy as it sounds, a 20-0 start and three tournament championships in the grand scheme of things doesn’t mean anything. Atascocita coach David Martinez knows it.

Following an 86-55 win against Hat-Ber to win the 2015 Neosho Holiday Classic, Martinez portrayed that similar message to his team.

They are 0-0 starting in 2016, Martinez said to his team as they stood in the locker room in Missouri, because the games they play moving forward carry more weight than any of the 20 previous they’ve suited up for. click here for complete story

Basketball: No. 1 Atascocita downs Lafayette, 68-57

54fc3ad7438ef.imageNo. 1 Atascocita’s road to potentially its third tournament championship this fall got substantially tougher on Wednesday facing No. 3 Lafayette in the semifinals of the Neosho Holiday Classic.

Trailing 16-14 after the first quarter the Eagles (19-0) pulled together, answering with an 18-0 run, leading to a 35-21 halftime lead and eventual 68-57 victory. click here for complete story

Basketball: No. 1 Atascocita set to play in Neosho Holiday Classic

Atascocita’s Carsen Edwards makes a pass Tuesday against Conroe’s Trea Faggin.
Atascocita’s Carsen Edwards makes a pass Tuesday against Conroe’s Trea Faggin.

The Houston metropolitan area is arguably the most competitive and talent-filled area in the country for high school basketball.  And among the plethora of high-talent teams and future basketball stars, one school stands out.  Atascocita High School opened less than a decade ago in Humble, TX and now the Atascocita Eagles have one of the most elite basketball programs in the country.

Last season, Atascocita advanced to the Texas regional basketball finals, falling to unranked Irving MacArthur last March in a surprising upset.  The Eagles retain eight regular players from their state 6A-II runner-up team.  This season, Coach Martinez and his team expect bigger and better things.  “Our expectation is to win a state championship and to do whatever it takes to win one,” said junior Power Forward Fabian White, who transferred from Kingwood High School over the summer. click here for complete story


Basketball: Atascocita cracks top 10 in USA Today poll

Atascocita's Carsen Edwards (3) leaps for a layup during Atascocita's 82-56 victory over College Park on Jan. 2, 2014, at Atascocita High School.
Atascocita’s Carsen Edwards (3) leaps for a layup during Atascocita’s 82-56 victory over College Park on Jan. 2, 2014, at Atascocita High School.

When USA Today released its updated “Super 25 Expert Rankings” on Monday, only one team from the state of Texas made the prestigious list.

The Atascocita Eagles (8-0) currently sit as the 10th best team in the nation according to the publication’s Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players, and strength of schedule.

“Wow is my first response to it,” said Atascocita coach David Martinez. “It’s good for our community; it’s good for our school. It’s just a great time to be a part of Atascocita High School.”

According to the current rankings, the Eagles own the seventh best offense in the nation, and have moved up to the fourth best team according to power rankings. click here for complete story