Girls Athlete of Week: Porter powers state-bound Elsik
Top recent performances in the Houston area:
Girls athlete of the week
Crystal Porter, Elsik
• Notable: In three postseason games last week, the junior forward scored a total of 62 points, including 18 in a regional final win over North Shore that secured a spot in the state tournament.
Haley Beam, Pearland: The junior hit .472 in 12 games last week, tallying 19 RBIs and three home runs, including a grand slam.
Monique Bedford, North Shore: The junior guard, who totaled 25 points over the weekend, anchored the Mustangs’ offense during the regional semifinals, scoring 11 straight fourth-quarter points to help stun then-No. 1 Cy-Falls.
Alexis Oliver, Clements: Oliver went 16-for-21 at the plate last week with five home runs, four doubles, two triples and 18 RBIs.
Paige Ortiz, Seven Lakes: Ortiz was 12-for-16 hitting last week for the Spartans’ softball squad. She had five home runs, 16 RBIs, one double, one triple and five runs, and she was named MVP of the Spring Branch Tournament.
Karla Pineda, Aldine: The senior totaled seven goals in wins over MacArthur and Hastings last week.