The Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 95-84 on New Year’s Eve. Four Rockets scored in double-figures led by shooting guard Kevin Martin with 27 points. Luis Scola, Chase Budinger, and Jordan Hill added 21,17, and 11 points each.
Point Guard Kyle Lowry dished out a career-high 18 assists vs. the Atlanta Hawks.
Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 15 points. Former Houston Rockets Tracy McGrady and Josh Smith added 13 and 12 points each in the loss.
Manvel senior duo of quarterback Julian Walker and running back Trenard Taplin combined for 341 yards of total offense and 5 touchdowns to help the Mavericks capture the District 24-4A Championship with a 44-21 victory over the Dawson Eagles at “The Rig” in Pearland, Texas.
Rice Owls senior quarterback Nick Fanuzzi produced 671 yards of total offense in route to a 41-37 win over UTEP in a C-USA matchup at Rice Stadium.
The Owls (3-6,2-4 in Conference USA), put together their most complete offensive performance in nearly a year. Rice has won its last eight November home games dating back to 2007. The win snapped a season-high, three-game losing streak.
TSU quarterback Riko Smalls threw for a career-high 365 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Texas Southern to a 29-15 victory over the Southern Jaguars in its regular season home finale Saturday night at Delmar Stadium.