Parish Boys’ Basketball started off the week with an exciting game against Bishop Dunne during Senior Night on Tuesday, February 20. Kadon Lewis ‘18 hit a game winning shot at the buzzer bringing the final score to 50-47. This win also secured the fourth place spot in the district and propelled the team into the TAPPS 6A Super Regionals in College Station March 1 & 2. The first playoff game for the boys was against Houston St. Thomas on Friday, February 23. Lewis led the team with 28 points, and Parish secured the win with a final score of 50-44. The team played the next day Saturday, February 24, in the Regional Finals versus San Antonio Antonian. This was a hard fought game that ended in dramatic fashion with Lewis hitting another game winning shot to send the Panthers to the State Tournament for the first time in school history. The final score was 70-69 with Lewis scoring 21 points and Jalen Tot ‘20 scoring 20. This was obviously a big moment for the program and the boys are excited to get the opportunity to bring a state championship back to Parish. The State Semi-Finals is March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at University High School in Waco. The team will play Houston St. Pius. If the boys win this game, they will play in the State Championship game the next day at West High School at 8:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 20, the Parish Girls Basketball team played their Senior Night game and defeated Bishop Dunne 53-33. Nevaeh Parkinson ‘20 led all scorers with 22 points, followed by Kamryn Martinez ‘20 with 10 points. On Friday, February 23, the girls played in the TAPPS 6A Bi-District game vs Houston Duchesne and after a slow start heated up in the second half and ran away with the game winning 51-23. Susanna Scherer ’18 and Parkinson both scored 17 each. The next day they faced a 30-6 team, number one seed Houston St. Agnes Academy. After a back and forth game, the Panthers prevailed with a 45-35 victory. Nevaeh Tot ‘20 led all scorers with 12 followed by Parkinson and Zaria Rufus ’21 with 10 points each. The girls are headed back to the State Final Four for the first time in back-to-back seasons and currently have a 29-7 overall record. They will face Plano Prestonwood for the right to compete for another State Championship!