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BOYS HOOPS: Trojans Batter Alvin to Claim Fifth Straight Playoff Berth

BOYS HOOPS: Trojans Batter Alvin to Claim Fifth Straight Playoff Berth
Posted on 02/17/2015
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South Houston guard Bennie Hamilton takes flight on a driving layup in second-half action.


8539All 13 players on South Houston’s boys basketball team scored at least two points on Tuesday night as the Trojans clinched third place in the District 22-6A race with a 86-39 rout of Alvin at the Trojans Gym.

Junior Nick Hernandez led the way with 16 points. Rsherd Thompson scored nine points ahead of 11 other teammates who all contributed to the romp.

The Trojans nailed down their fifth consecutive playoff berth, all under fifth-year coach Patrick McCoy.

South Houston is expected to play either Beaumont Westbrook or Port Arthur Memorial from District 21-6A early next week to open the state playoffs.

Dobie claimed the fourth and final playoff spot in 22-6A with an 83-60 victory over Memorial on Tuesday night -- and with a little help from Manvel, which beat Pearland, knocking the Oilers out of a possible fourth-place tie.

The Longhorns are expected to play North Shore in first-round action next week.

Dobie’s Lady Longhorns were the only Pasadena ISD girls team to qualify for the playoffs. The district’s No. 4 team, Dobie fell to North Shore 79-30 on Monday night.


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The Trojans' Nick Hernandez whips a pass for teammate Bennie Hamilton.

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(Left), South Houston's Nikeaven Chestnut scores on a layup; (right) Terrell Washington fires a pass to the baseline on a drive down the lane.

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South Houston's Daniel Johnson splits the Alvin defense.