By Bill McCaughey
For The Fort Bend Star
Kempner High School scored the most points of the Fort Bend ISD swimming teams at the state swimming and diving championships last weekend in Austin.
Brittany Bui was responsible for all 10 of their points as she finished 12th in the 200 intermediate and 12th in the 100 butterfly.
Bui’s points earned Kempner 36th place in the 6A tournament.
Ridge Point’s Bobbi Kennett scored six points by finishing 14th in the 100 free-style race and 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke.
“I’m very proud of Bobbi and her swims this weekend. As a freshman, this was great experience for her and I’m excited and looking forward to what she does next season,” Ridge Point coach Danielle Hunt said.
Clements’s Grace Wey finished 17th in the 200 intermediate, the girl’s 200-yard freestyle relay, composed of Maria Kleimann-Cerpa, Jo Gosda, Emily Wong, and Christy Lee, finished 18th, and the boy’s 200-yard freestyle relay team, Charles Yuen, Tristan Bauer, Matthew Milad and Jack Hendrickson, finished 16th.
“While you would always like to finish with your best times at a big meet, I was happy with the season we had as a relatively young team,” Clements coach Brian Russow said. “These kids competed and gained some valuable experience that they can use next year.”
In 5A competition, the Elkins’ girl’s 400-yard free-style relay team, Luisa Romero, Lujayna Taha, Emily Awadin and Claire Donovan, finished in 20th place.
The FBISD girls’ basketball season has ended. Hightower, Willowridge and Elkins were all defeated in the second round.
The FBISD boys’ basketball playoffs began this week. In 6A competition on Tuesday, Austin played Strake Jesuit, Ridge Point played Cinco Ranch, Travis played Tompkins, and Bush played Seven Lakes.
“We are definitely ready for the playoffs,” Bush’s Bryson Etienne said before the game. “Of course both sides of the ball are important, but we have to play defense to get our offense going.”
In 5A competition, Marshall played Houston Sterling on Monday, and Elkins played Waltrip on Tuesday.
“We are ready for the playoffs,” Marshall’s Jabari Rice said prior to the game.
“We are ready to make a big run.”