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February 27, 2010
Another record for No. 1 Yates
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Another big win, another scoring record for the Houston (Texas) Yates boys basketball team.
The team, No. 1 in the RivalsHigh boys basketball Top 100 rankings, set a Texas state record with its 11th straight game over 100 points in its 104-48 victory over Friendswood (Texas) High Friday night.
Amazingly, it was the 17th time in 18 games the school has hit the century mark - and the one miss (it only had 94) created a controversy as some felt it was fouling at the end of the game to reach it.
Yates coach Greg Wise has said all year that titles - not point totals - are the team's only goal. It wants to be recognized as the best.
Friendswood coach Darren Chandler thinks they are - and he's just not talking this season.
"That may be the best team ever, in any classification, bar none," he told The Houston Chronicle.
Friendswood actually gave Yates a game. For a bit. It was within 13-12 late in the first quarter before Yates closed the period with a 13-0 run to take a 26-12 lead. The run went nine more unanswered points in the second as Yates put the game out of reach at 35-12.
Senior guard Joseph Young, headed to Providence, did a lot of the damage, scoring 38 points in the game.
Yates still has hopes for an unbeaten season and a No. 1 national ranking. The chance for two undefeated state champions at the school ended Friday night though.
The Yates girls team suffered its first loss, falling to Del Valle (Texas) High, 53-37.