LHN Basketball

Lutheran High North’s Dalanna Carter prepares to shoot a free throw Jan. 9 against The Village School. The Lady Lions maintained their top rankings in the TABC’s TAPPS 3A rankings last week. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

It’s been quite the year for athletics at Lutheran High North.

On the heels of the football team’s first playoff win in more than a decade in the fall, the school’s basketball teams are both in the process of closing out strong regular seasons and stand ranked among the TAPPS elite.

The LHN boys team had a pair of wins last week to widen its lead in TAPPS 3A District 7, led by star guard Marvin Robinson Jr. He scored 59 points in a 104-44 win over Spring Providence Classical on Feb. 4, his fifth game this season with at least 30 points.

The Lions (12-5, 8-1 district), who moved up to eighth in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings for TAPPS 3A, were scheduled for a Tuesday night rematch against Providence Classical and are inching closer to the school’s first district title since 2006.

The Lady Lions were idle last week and took a six-game winning streak into Friday’s game against Covenant Christian. Led by one of the state’s leading scorers in Dalanna Carter, LHN maintained its standing atop TAPPS 3A in the TABC’s most recent rankings.

Public schools

The Heights boys continued their winning streak last week by beating Lamar on Feb. 2 and Houston Math, Science and Tech on Feb. 5. Sir Roberts led three Bulldogs in double figures against Lamar with 24 points while adding nine rebounds. Kendric Rhymes and Chris Smith each had 18 points against Houston Math, Science and Tech as Heights (13-3, 9-1) won its fifth straight contest.

Booker T. Washington split a pair of games last week, beating Mickey Leland College Preparatory 86-81 on Feb. 6 after losing to district-leading Yates 103-87 on Feb. 2. Kenneth Lewis had 46 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (14-9, 11-3) against Mickey Leland, while Darius Potts scored 20 points to go along with six rebounds against Yates. Elbert Reed and Caleb Calestine each added 14 points against the Lions.

Waltrip had a pair of losses last week, falling 79-63 to Northside on Feb. 5 and dropping a 58-51 decision to Sharpstown on Feb. 6. That left the Rams at 8-9 overall and 5-7 in District 23-5A.

Scarborough is still in search of its first win after losing to Wheatley 63-62 on Feb. 2, dropping to 0-16.

The Heights Lady Bulldogs continued to roll through District 18-6A with a 51-36 win over Bellaire. It was the 13th consecutive win for Heights (22-4, 12-0), which has clinched its second straight district title and is ranked 14th in the latest TABC poll for Class 6A.

The Waltrip Lady Rams defeated Houston Austin 49-26 on Feb. 6, improving to 6-8.

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