Not this time Cinco Ranch boys’ basketball falls to Bush in playoffs ...

Not this time Cinco Ranch boys’ basketball falls to Bush in playoffs  

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By Tom Behrens, tbehrcomm@gmail.com

After some very close playoff games, Cinco Ranch’s mojo ran out against Bush, 67-53 on Tuesday evening.

Bush outscored Cinco Ranch 16-3 in the first quarter, putting the Cougars in a hole that they couldn’t climb out of. Cinco Ranch made up three of the points in the second quarter, outscoring Bush 24-21. Cinco and Bush fought to a tie, 11-11 in the third quarter, but then slipped further behind being outscored 16-13 in the last quarter.

Jay Jay Chandler for Cinco Ranch, who will be playing his next basketball game at Texas A&M, led the scoring for the Cougars with 17 points, adding another “Player of the Game” award. Since 2013, Chandler has earned “Player of the Game” accolade 31 times, including “Player of the Year” for the 2015-16 season.

For the 2015-16 season, Jay Jay was the teams most valuable player, named 19-6A district MVP, 1st Team All-district, TABC all region, and All-state.

The Cinco Ranch Cougars end a great year at 28-6, 12-2, with a national ranking of 122 and ranked 15 in Texas. (Max Preps).