After Deer Park's 55-35 non-district tournament loss to La Porte before the new year, basketball head coach Louie Means hinted his team did not play its full hand in that game. The Bulldogs "Big 3," Randy Collins, Cedric Jones and Drew Parker combined for 44 points on that night.
Rivalry games often have the combustible elements of emotion and physicality that spark a tremendous game-time atmosphere. Fortunately for the Lady Deer basketball team, it was shooting and defense that caught fire as defeated La Porte, 54-33 at Watkins Gymnasium.
The Deer Park basketball team continued its winning ways, opening the District 22-5A schedule with a 67-53 victory over South Houston. Led by a pair of 20-point scorers, the Deer rode a 58 percent shooting night in the friendly confines of Watkins Gymnasium.
The Lady Deer basketball team picked up right where it left off in 2009 with a 39-35 victory at Pasadena Memorial.
Deer Park plays at South Houston tomorrow evening before returning home on Friday to face La Porte.
At the beginning of the basketball season, Deer head coach Louie Means was concerned about the cohesiveness of his team and production from his guards.
For the first two minutes of Monday's game, it looked like it was going to be one of those days for the Deer. No shot would fall, no matter how good the attempt. After the Deer took the lid off the bucket, it turned out it was going to be one of those days for Baytown Sterling as Deer Park scored a 91-49 blowout.