Girls basketball: Bellaire wraps up vs. Westside
There's no suspense involved in the District 20-5A girls basketball race.
As expected, Bellaire and Westside will clash for the title on Friday, Feb. 11, in the final regular season game at Butler Sports Complex. The Cardinals and Wolves have been the league's top two programs the past few years.
Bellaire is the defending champion, but the teams have split the first two meetings. Westside surprised the Cardinals 40-38 in the championship game at the Houston ISD Tournament. However, Bellaire gain revenge during the first round of district play, picking up a 47-40 victory last month.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: Bellaire Cardinals vs. Westside Wolves
• When: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11
• Where: Butler Sports Complex
• What's at stake: The teams are battling for the District 20-5A crown. Bellaire can clinch the championship outright and complete an unbeaten run through league play. Westside needs a victory to earn at least a share of the title with the Cardinals.
• Bellaire players to watch: PG A.J. Alix, G Raven Burns, G Bianca Winslow, W Lulu McKinney, G Regina Harris, F Blayke Hemmitt, F/P Shandice Waugh, F Brianne Jolivet, G Carli Walton.
• Westside players to watch: PG Tiffany Davis, G Rachael Cumbo, G Alexis Hill, F Teisa Jones, F Jamiyla Deboise, P Erin Luton, G Brittany Powers, G Nykala Richards, G Briana Luton, G Jade Rogers.
• Bellaire: The Cardinals stayed unbeaten in District 20-5A, whipping Madison 78-47. Alix led the way with 23 points, followed by Burns with 16. Along with Winslow, they comprise one of the top backcourts in Greater Houston.
• Westside: The Wolves weren't tested in an 87-35 rout against Sam Houston. Jones directed a balanced attack with 17 points, leading five players in double figures.
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