That number drops to the worst per game average over the last 10 games, as the Bulldogs actually have allowed more points than Deer Park with 59.1 points allowed per game over that stretch. Deer Park ranks last in virtually every list, scoring just 46.6 points per game this season and 43.9 per game in the last 10.
Based on these trends, the second half of the 21-5A playoff race may be too close to call. Teams like Channelview, Memorial and West Brook are bunched very close together in overall scoring performance, which may make for a hectic and unpredictable finish.
Game of the Week
Port Arthur Memorial girls at North Shore – With two games left to play, we can finally start saying that a game like this is for the district title. The Memorial girls will travel to North Shore for a rematch with the Lady Mustangs after beating them 50-44 on Jan. 5.
If the Lady Titans win Tuesday, it will ensure them the outright district title, as they’d be two games up on North Shore with one to play. If the Lady Titans lose Tuesday, they can still clinch a share of the district title with a victory over Baytown Sterling on Feb. 5.
North Shore lost its last game, falling 49-44 to Channelview last Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs were off on Friday, but had won four straight after falling to Memorial the first time. The Lady Titans, on the other hand, haven’t lost in three weeks.
PN-G’s streak of close games
The Port Neches-Groves boys are still fighting to get into the playoffs, but the way they’re doing it lately, they might as well be called the Cardiac Kids. PN-G has now played two straight double-overtime games, losing the first 52-47 to Lumberton and then beating LC-M in double overtime Friday 53-51.