Written by Corbett Smith
Girls basketball player of the week (1/9): Jada Cox, Ennis
What she did: Cox made 10 of 21 3-point attempts, scoring a career-high 32 points, in Ennis’ 65-40 win over Terrell. With six underclassmen, Ennis is off to a 7-1 start in District 15-4A after going 2-14 last season.
Who she is: A 5-5 sophomore shooting guard
The stats: In two wins last week, Cox averaged 21.5 points. For the season, Cox is scoring 17.2 points per game and has made 93 3-pointers.
She said it: “I was hot Friday. Coach just left me in there and told me to keep shooting.”
Coach said it: “It’s been exciting. The coaching staff and the players, I know, are really enjoying it, as competitive as we’ve been. We’ve been in just about each game every time out. … It’s been night and day from last year.” — David Kilpatrick
Did you know? Cox and freshman point guard Arlandia Harris are big reasons for Ennis’ resurgence. Cox missed most of district play last season with a broken bone in her non-shooting left hand. … She also competes in track, running the 200 and both sprint relays. … Her favorite musician is Trey Songz.
26 pts. (9 for 10 FT) in win over Arl. Bowie
John Paul II
Averaged 16 pts., perfect from the field vs. Ursuline
Triple-double (35 pts., 11 stls., 10 rebs.) vs. Shelton
Triple-double (14 pts., 11 reb., 12 blk.) vs. Seagoville
In two wins, averaged 16.5 pts., 5 reb., 6.5 stl., 5 ast.
In two wins, 24 pts., 16 ast., 13 stl.
Averaged 30 pts. in two games
Scored 19 pts. per game in two 13-4A wins
37 pts., 5 ast., 8 reb., 5 stl. vs. Ferris
Averaged 16 pts., 12 ast. in two wins