Gracelynn Alvarez – Photo by Gabriela Alvarez

Heights’ Gracelynn Alvarez releases a shot during a 2020 regional quarterfinal game against Cypress Creek. Alvarez and the Lady Bulldogs won their bi-district playoff game last week, and are scheduled to face Fort Bend Ridge Point this Saturday. (Photo by Gabriela Alvarez)

Not many high school basketball teams have been able to keep pace with the Heights Lady Bulldogs this season, with many of their 23 victories coming by double digits.

It was more of the same last week as Heights continued its dominant run with an 80-45 win over Cypress Ridge in a Class 6A bi-district playoff game Feb. 12 at Delmar Fieldhouse.

Tierra Simon was the anchor in the middle for Heights, posting her 12th double-double of the season with 24 points and 13 rebounds. She also had three steals and four blocked shots. Gracelynn Alvarez had one of her most prolific nights of the year, scoring 23 points to go along with four assists and steals, while Tatianna Brown had eight points and nine rebounds.

The Lady Bulldogs (23-4) will next face Fort Bend Ridge Point at 1 p.m. Saturday at Houston ISD's Delmar Fieldhouse.

Booker T. Washington’s Lady Eagles dropped their playoff game against Jones by a score of 55-37 on Feb. 11, ending their season with a record of 10-10.


For Booker T. Washington, Kenneth Lewis capped off a strong regular season with a pair of standout performances last week. Lewis had 31 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in a Feb. 10 loss against North Forest, then followed it up with 32 points in a win over Wheatley on Feb. 12.

Jaylan Elliot added 21 points for the Eagles (15-10, 12-2 District 24-5A), who finished the regular season in second place in their district.

Sir Roberts paced the Heights Bulldogs with 21 points in a win over Westbury on Feb. 10, while Chris Smith tallied 13 points and eight rebounds. Kendric Rhymes led all scorers with 10 points in a Feb. 12 loss to Bellaire. The Bulldogs (14-4, 10-2 District 18-6A) will enter the postseason as their district’s second seed.

Andreas Missick led the Scarborough Spartans with 19 points in a Feb. 9 loss against Kashmere, while Jose Cardenas had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Last Week’s Scores


Feb. 9

Waltrip 82, Wisdom 30

Kashmere 83, Scarborough 49

Feb. 10

Heights 51, Westbury 44

North Forest 81, Booker T. Washington 79

Feb. 12

Booker T. Washington 92, Wheatley 48

Bellaire 62, Heights 53

Feb. 13

Waltrip 80, Austin 58

Waltrip 64, Milby 57


Feb. 11

Lutheran High North 52, Covenant Christian 42

Feb. 13

St. Pius X 43, Concordia Lutheran 33

Boys Playoff Schedule


Class 5A Bi-District

Waltrip vs. Fort Bend Hightower, 11:30 a.m., Hopson Field House, Missouri City

Class 4A Bi-District

Booker T. Washington vs. Navasota, 3:30 p.m., Waller High School

Class 6A Bi-District

Heights vs. Cy-Fair, 7 p.m., Delmar Fieldhouse

Girls Playoff Schedule


Class 6A Area Playoff

Heights vs. Fort Bend Ridge Point, 1 p.m., Delmar Fieldhouse

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