No. 3 Shadow Creek romps past Ball High 70-41

PEARLAND SHADOW CREEK — While all the recent attention has been on the Shadow Creek football team, the Shadow Creek Lady Sharks basketball team has been experiencing a great season of their own.

Shadow Creek won the 24-5A district title with a 16-0 mark and are now 31-4 overall and are the No. 3 ranked Class 5A team in the state.

The Lady Sharks opened up the playoffs with a lopsided 98-20 win over Austin High School. They continued their dominance with a 70-41 win over Ball High in the area round.

There was never any doubt in the outcome of this playoff contest as Shadow Creek took over the game at the very beginning with a pressing defense and a slashing offense to the basket that built a 21-7 lead after the opening quarter.

Shadow Creek continued the scoring barrage by taking the second period 22-6 for a 43-13 lead at intermission.

The Lady Sharks scored 18 first-half goals with most coming on easy layups or short jump shots.

In comparison, Ball High managed only 14 baskets for the entire contest.

The second half was more of the same as Shadow Creek head coach LaToya Michaeux substituted liberally. Ball High edged the Lady Sharks 28-27 in the final two quarters, but the game was well under control of Creek 70-41.

Shadow Creek is very talented and they have a very young team as they have three sophomores and two freshmen starters so they are going to be a very strong team for the next couple of years.

R'Mani Taylor, a standout freshman, led the Lady Sharks on offense with 17 points while sophomores Bre'yan White and Da'Nae Williams added 14 and 12, respectively. White also grabbed eight rebounds.