Even though it was delayed by just a few days, the 2021 UIL Girls Basketball playoffs have officially begun in Houston.
Saturday was a huge day across the city with multiple games being played at Houston ISD's Delmar Fieldhouse and Katy ISD's Merrell Center and multiple other locations.
VYPE was at both locations to take in some of the biggest games of the day.
We will continue to update this story throughout the day as scores, highlights and more comes in.
No. 1 Cypress Creek defeats Cinco Ranch 67-29
VYPE Postgame: @CyCreekGBB HC Jennifer Alexander (a national finalist for @NaismithTrophy Hs Girls Coach of the Year) talks with VYPE about dealing with this past week, the game and more. | @KPRC2RandyMc @KPRC2Ari @CyFairISD @CyCreekBooster @cycreekhs @ray_zepeda1 @TXHSGBB pic.twitter.com/2fmoeNYbt4— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 20, 2021
Cypress Creek looked the part on Saturday.
From the beginning, the No. 1-ranked team in the state was tenacious on defense, creating multiple turnovers and opportunities for their offense. Led by Texas signees Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter, Cypress Creek was impressive. Hunter led the team with 23 points, while Harmon scored 17. Four players overall ended the game in double-digits.
The defense is what was truly impressive.
After a 10-point first quarter, Cypress Creek locked down to allow seven total points over the next two quarters. Cypress Creek's lead ballooned to 32-13 at the half on the way to the 38-point victory.
Cypress Creek moves on to play Heights in the next round, which defeated Ridge Point 61-58 on Saturday.
Cypress Creek Player of the Game - Kyndall Hunter
VYPE Player of the Game: @kynskillz finished with 23 and talks the defense and more. @CyCreekGBB held Cinco Ranch to 29 total points and just four in the fourth quarter. @CyFairISD @cycreekhs @TexasWBB @ray_zepeda1 @ahverdejo @CFISDAthletics @TXHSGBB pic.twitter.com/ljBJAH9luN— vypehouston (@vypehouston) February 20, 2021
Photo Gallery: Cypress Creek vs Cinco Ranch (Photos by Bradley Collier/VYPE)
Langham Creek defeats Grand Oaks 58-37
Langham Creek is moving on in the playoffs with a big win over Grand Oaks on Saturday. The Lobos move on to play either Tomball Memorial or Westfield in the Regional Quarterfinals.
Houston Heights defeats Ridge Point 61-58
GBKB: RP v. Heights in the Area Round! #FeistyFest! Great season ladies!! Loved watching you play and supporting you all-the-way! #LetsGoRP @RPHS_GirlsBBall @VypeHouston @IHSS_Houston @FBHeraldSports @RGAPMobileLive— Ridge Point HS (@RPHS_Panthers) February 20, 2021
Heights is into the Regional Quarterfinals for a second-straight year. After a three-point victory over Ridge Point, the Bulldogs move on to face Cypress Creek in the next round.