Playoffs set for trio of UConn signees; Update on former Husky
Espinoza-Hunter's Ossining High team earned the No. 1 seed in the New York Section 1 Class AA tournament and will host the winner of the White Plains/Clarkstown North game on Saturday at noon. The quarterfinals are set for Feb. 24 with Ossining hosting if it wins its opener. The semifinals and finals will be played on Mar. 2 and 5 at Westchester County Center.
Espinoza-Hunter is averaging 37.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.3 steals with 71 3-pointers in 19 games.
Coombs' Wesleyan School team received a first-round bye in the Georgia Class A tournament and will play the winner of the Savannah Christian/George Walton on Feb. 22. The quarterfinals are Feb. 28, the semifinals are March 4. The Holy Innocents' team that Wesleyan just beat to win the district title is on the other half of the bracket so a rematch wouldn't take place until the state final if both teams get there.
Coombs is averaging 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.1 steals per game in 28 games for Wesleyan.
Fellow UConn incoming freshman Megan Walker (averaging 26.1 points, 7..5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game) will have to wait for the state playoffs to start but did net 32 points to lead her Monacan (Va.) High School team to a 79-60 win over Huguenot to advance to Friday's Conference 20 title game.
Lexi Gordon, the other player in UConn's recruiting class, saw her high school career end when LD Bell lost to Plano 59-41 on Tuesday. Gordon finished with 21 points and five rebounds as she had more than 2,500 career points and exactly 1,000 rebounds in her career.
BOYKIN'S SEASON IS OVER
Former UConn commit De'Janae Boykin will miss the rest of Penn State's season according to a report.
Boykin averaged 4.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in six games. Since she transferred at the end of last year's fall semester, she wasn't eligible to play until the fall semester was completed.
The report indicates that Boykin suffered a lower leg/ankle injury.