My First Look at Manor HS Basketball
A Tuesday night showdown between two strong local teams, with obvious detest for each other, filled up the gym at Manor Senior High School. What a match-up we had in store.
With only a few minutes to go before tip-off, the stands were completely filled with attendants standing wall to wall...
You can watch my Facebook live video here.
The team erupted from the locker room with the DJ tearing it up as the hype and anticipation continued to build.
It reminded me of being back on campus in College Park, MD ten years ago.
...Then it was the pre-game dunks.
Next, it was the pre-tip pep talks from the respective coaches.
And we were off like a rocket....
Flexing and smack talk. Several technical fouls. In the first quarter alone.
Back-and-forth lead changes.
Manor came roaring back.
Junior guard Jamal Shead was clutch on both sides of the floor throughout.
Sophomore guard Augustine Arroyo & Junior guard John Hygh had strong performances.
Sophomore guard Anthony Joiner added pace to the Manor attack for much of the game as well.
...But LBJ pulled away late in the fourth after keeping control during Manor's 3rd quarter rally to win 69-59.
You can watch some of the game highlights here.
If you're looking for a top notch high school basketball experience, look no further than watching the local Manor Mustangs.
The Mustangs, however, have lost 3 of 5 on their home court and will need the community's support on their second half of the season.
They'll be playing this Friday night just down the road at Elgin HS.
And back on their home court next Friday, 12/21, against Georgetown.
With the Texas Longhorns football team having a few weeks off and not play again until their Sugar Bowl appearance and attempt to upset top-ranked Georgia...
....so you'll find me back at Manor HS a few more times before then.
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