Cougar Boys Basketball Playoff Run
After wrapping up a phenomenal regular season going 19-3, Creek’s boys basketball team continues their seemingly unstoppable push into the playoffs. February 20th was the team’s first postseason game of the year, hosting against the Lamar Texans, Creek battled a hard fought four quarters, coming out on top with a 67-63 win.
Our Cougars showed no resentment against the challenge brought by the Texans, battling to the very end and continuing their 17 game winning streak. The boys came out swinging in the first half, outscoring Lamar by 12 total points after the first two quarters, with a score of 36-24. However the Texans regathered and brought their A-game after halftime, forcing Creek to defend their early lead in the second half of the game, almost doubling Creek’s points scored in the final two quarters. Even so, our Cougars stayed strong and battled back, taking the win and eliminating Lamar from the postseason.
Despite the big win against Lamar, the Cougars had little time to rest, as Creek was scheduled to face Fort Bend Travis just four days later. Once again the Cougars hosted their opponent as the home team, resulting in another Cy-Creek victory, 74-54. This game was another blow out courtesy of the Cougars, with a 20-point difference in the teams final score, ultimately eliminating the Fort Bend Tigers from the playoffs.
This victory against Fort Bend officially sent Cy Creek to the 2021 Boys State Basketball Championship, where they would play the Ridge Point Panthers for the state title. For the third and final game Creek was once again the home team, and hosted the Panthers at the Merrell Center. The Cougars battled hard through four low scoring, intense quarters. Both teams put up an amazing defensive stand, keeping the score low for two teams accustomed to high scoring domination of their opponents. The two teams were very well matched in field goal percentage and forced turnovers, but ultimately, Ridge Point came out on top with a devastating final score of 41-39. Creek never slowed on their extraordinary season-long push for victory, in the end, coming just a bucket shy of a State Championship title.