Basketball - If there is school tomorrow (2/4/11), we will give the kids a practice update then. If there is no school tomorrow, Fresh A&B will practice at 9:00 am on Saturday morning and the JV will practice at 11:00 on Saturday.
Weather Update - 2/4/11 - 4:45 pm
February 4, 2011
Basketball - Practice for all levels has been moved to 10:30 Saturday (2/5/11) morning.
Fort Bend ISD early dismissal today for Middle School at 3:10 p.m., High School dismissal at regular time (2:30 p.m.)
Due to the prediction of winter precipitation and very cold temperatures, the district will close early today, February, 9 at 3:30 pm. Elementary students had early dismissal today. High school students will be dismissed at their regular 2:30 pm time and Middle School students will dismiss early at 3:10 pm.
All after school activities, meetings and conferences, including Extended Day, are cancelled for this evening. The Zoning Meeting scheduled tonight at Kempner High School will be rescheduled.
Please check your local TV and radio stations and the FBISD website at www.fortbendisd.com for updated information regarding any possible changes in school operations for tomorrow.
Boys Team Photos Scheduled
February 10, 2011
Pictures will be taken on Monday February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm in the competition gym. Athletes were given order forms to bring home on February 9th. Please have order forms filled out and money for payment. If your child does not have an order form, Coach Plowden has extras. If your child does not have the order form or the payment on picture day, Visual Services does allow them to still take a picture and place an order. However, you will have to make arrangements with them to send payment in for your order. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Plowden at (832) 867-5886.
February 15, 2011
Coach Plowden and assistant coaches Kowaleski and Adams along with the entire boys basketball program would like to thank our parents, families, administrators, webmaster, custodial staff, game workers, concession volunteers and tremendous fan base as a whole for an exciting first year. We have taken our lumps, but I can definitely say that our boys competed continuously with great effort and sportsmanship. We understand that we are in the process of building but we also can feel the Panther spirit and tradition establishing itself. We did a great job of putting everyone who came across us on notice that the “PANTHERS are on the PROWL” Again, thanks to everyone who helped make this season a success. We could not have done it with out you.
Open gym information and information on summer ball is to come...
May 12, 2011
Hello student-athletes and parents. The boys and girls basketball programs will have their end of the year banquet at Ci Ci’s Pizza located at 4127 Highway 6, Sugarland TX 77478 (next to Laser Zone) on Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm. We want to have an informal type banquet where our kids will be able to have a bit of fun while eating and interacting with each other. We have reserved space at the restaurant and will have the use of the video games as well. The banquet will begin promptly at 6:30 and will end once all the fun is over. The cost of the dinner will be covered for all student-athletes and coaches. Parents and any siblings that attend will have to pay for their meal, thus we tried to find a place that was economically feasible for families. Hope to see you all there!!!
Welcome to the beginning of a new year in Panther Basketball!! As many of you know, this will be the first Varsity season for the Ridge Point Panthers Basketball Program. We are very excited and would like to announce information on tryout dates and requirements.
·Students must have a current physical on file in the athletic training office before October 26, 2011
·Students must be currently passing all classes at the time tryouts are held (this will be checked by the 1st 9 week report card)
·Students must not be part of any alternative placement as a result of disciplinary actions taken against them
·Students must be in good standing behaviorally
· Students must have athletic gear in order to participate (basketball shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt. NO CARGO, JEAN OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF SHORTS MAY BE WORN.
·Only students trying out for the team are allowed in the gym during tryouts NO SPECTATORS (ex: parents, friends, other coaches)
·Varsity – October 26, 2011 4:30pm – 6:30pm
·Junior Varsity – October 27, 2011 3:00pm – 5:00pm
·Sophomores – October 28, 2011 3:00pm – 5:00pm
·Freshman – October 29, 2011 9am – 11am
October 3, 2011
Boys Schedule Posted Click here to print a copy. Check back often as the schedule is subject to change. Coach Plowden will have updates posted here.
The Ridge Point Boys Basketball Program would like to thank Robert Dubose for donating his time and energy to serve as our “Fall Ball Coach”during the showcases that Ridge Point has participated in this fall. The program truly appreciates him and all he has done. Big ups to Coach Dubose!!! –Coach Plowden and all fall ball participants.
There will be a parent meeting Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-7 PM.
A calendar with workout times will be posted soon.
Basketball Season Gets Underway - Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 10 am
Time to put the football and volleyball gear away and get ready for some exciting basketball, as the Panthers are set to begin their first varsity season. We are hosting a Varsity boys basketball scrimmage here at Ridge Pointthis coming Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 am vs Port Arthur Memorial. Please come out and bring the entire family to cheer the team on!
Boys Parent Meeting
November 2, 2011
***ATTENTION BOYS BASKETBALL ATHLETES AND PARENTS***
The Ridge Point Boys Basketball program will be hosting our parent/player meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 2:00 pm in the competition gym. A brief overview of the program, program philosophy and player expectations will be covered. We will also discuss program fundraisers and booster club membership. We will be asking for volunteers to sign up to work concessions during home games also. We will also have t-shirts for sale to be worn to our first game of the season here vs George Ranch on November 15th. We hope to keep you here no more than 30-45 minutes total. Please plan to attend. Thanks in advance.
Girls Basketball Game Cancelled
November 3, 2011
The Varsity Girls Scrimmage set for November 4th at Katy has been cancelled. Varsity will have regular practice instead.
Boys Practice/Game Schedule
November 8, 2011
Practice and Game Schedules are Subject to Change Updates will either be communicated by your coach, posted to the Basketball page of www.ridgepointpanthers.org, or both.
ScheduleChange - Boys Varsity Boys Basketball contest verses LaMarque on 1/31/12 and the contest verses Manvel on 2/7/12 have both been moved to Hopson Field House located on the campus of Hightower High School. Both games will have 7:00 pm start times.
Boys Picture Day Set
The boys basketball program will take pictures on Monday February 13th 2012 @ 3:00pm here at the school in the gymnasium. It is important that all athletes are here so that they are included in pictures. I will be receiving the order forms shortly and will be sending them home with the kids. Pictures will be taken after school, so athletes will need a ride home. I will allow the kids to have a bit of open gym that day andparents can pick athletes up at 4:30 pm.
January 27, 2012
Boys Tournament Brackets
Click the following to get the schedule information for the upcoming boys subvarsity tournaments.
1st Annual Ridge Point Panthers Boys Basketball 3 on 3Basketball Tournament
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Team Entry Fee:
$80 per team
Registration deadline: March 24, 2012
**Make checks and money orders out to Ridge Point Boys Basketball**
Middle School and High School boys and girls divisions.
All proceeds go towards the Ridge point Panthers boys basketball program
February 9, 2012
Reminder to parents that boys pictures will be this coming Monday Feb 13th @ 3:00 here at the school. Coach Plowden still has order forms if athletes need them.
Girls Incoming Freshman Camp
The incoming freshman camp dates are July 17th, 18th, and 19th (Tue, Wed, Thur) from 12:00-2:00 pm.
Meet the New Girls Basketball Coach!
June 8, 2012
I hope your summer is treating you well. We have arranged an opportunity for each of you to attend an open gym next week so that you can meet out new Head Basketball coach, Coach KC Onwuchekwa. In addition, we are inviting all of our incoming freshman girls so that they can meet and get to know each of you. The open gym will be Tuesday, June 12th, from 12:00-2:00 pm. Let's have a strong showing in spirit and numbers as we welcome our newest members to our Panther Family
- Coach Sexton
Hello Lady Panthers!
I wanted to take time to introduce myself to you.My name is Coach Onwuchekwa (pronounced On-woo-check-wah).I’m extremely excited to be coming in as your new basketball coach.I’ve heard of the pride you all have in your school and I hope to continue on in that tradition.
Let me give you a little background on myself.I am a graduate of Kempner High School, where I participated in many extracurricular activities including basketball, track, National Honor Society, choir and theatre.My first year at Kempner, our freshman basketball team won district.Our varsity team also had a successful season and made playoffs. I was moved up to join them during their playoff run.Bush High School opened the following year and our team was severely impacted.Even though key members of our team were lost due to zoning, the team members that remained at Kempner kept working hard to continue our winning legacy.
Sports are a big part of my family.All four of my siblings played sports throughout middle and high school.Two of my older brothers went on to play basketball on the collegiate level, at Sam Houston State and Baylor University.I ended up taking a different route.Although I received offers for basketball from many different schools, I decided on the offer from Texas A&M University to be a part of their track team.
While at A&M, I became a 3 time All American shot putter and am still the current school record holder. I worked as a volunteer assistant coach for a year while training for the 2008 Summer Olympic Trials.I competed for Nigeria in May 2008 at the All African Championships, a track meet showcasing the best track and field athletes in Africa.The competition took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and I came in 2nd place. I then competed for Nigeria at their Olympic Trials and came in 2nd place as well.Due to circumstances beyond my control, my Olympic dreams ended.Less than a year later, I began my career teaching and coaching.
For the past three years, I have been teaching science and coaching basketball and track at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas.We have had many successes with our girls basketball team despite the fact the school has only been open since 2005.For the past three years, the team has made it to the Regional Finals twice (2010 and 2012) and got 3rd place at the State Tournament in Austin in 2011.
Sports have always been a passion of mine and I used that passion to open the door to many life opportunities.I look forward to working with the committed and proud athletes I have heard so much about to help do the same.I hope to see you all at Meet the Coach on June 12th, 2012 from 12 to 2 PM.
Summer Open Gym Dates
Gym and small weight room days are only Tuesday & Thursday. Big weight room & summer fitness are Monday – Thursday.
2.Must be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities (currently passing ALL classes)
3.Must not be on suspension or part of CAEP or DAEP programs
4.Must have on appropriate workout attire (basketball shoes, shorts and t-shirt) no jeans, cargo type shorts, or jean shorts will be allowed
*NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE GYMNASIUM DURING TRYOUTS. This includes parents, family members, and friends.
*Student-Athletes need to be present 15 minutes before start time to be dressed and ready to promptly begin when tryouts are scheduled
Girls Parent Meeting
October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm:
There will be a Girls Parents Meeting for those making the 2012-2013 basketball squads. If your daughter is selected, please plan on attending.
Girls Tryouts Announced - Updated
October 8, 2012
October 17th - 2:45 - 4:45 PM October 18th - TBD
October 19th - TBD
If you would like to try out for the girls’ basketball teams, please see Coach Onwuchekwa before school in room N235 or send her an email. Tryouts begin on October 17 and you must have an FBISD physical on file with Coach Arceneaux to try out.
***ATTENTION BOYS BASKETBALL ATHLETES AND PARENTS***
The Ridge Point Boys Basketball program will be hosting our parent/player meeting on Monday November 12, 2012 @ 5:30 pm in the competition gym. A brief overview of the program, program philosophy and player expectations will be covered. We will also discuss program fundraisers and booster club membership. We will be asking for volunteers to sign up to work concessions during home games also. We will also have t-shirts for sale in time to be worn to our first game of the season vs George Ranch on November 13th @ George Ranch. We hope to keep you here no more than 30-45 minutes total. Please plan to attend. Thanks in advance.
Girls JV Basketball Loses to Dulles
The girls JV basketball team listens intently to coach Christi Sexton during the Dulles game.
Ridge Point's Jaaron Thorne drives to the basket in a game against Willowridge earlier this season. Thorne and the Panthers are at the James Gamble Classic in Port Arthur this weekend. Photo: Eddy Matchette, Freelance / Freelance
Ridge Point file
Coach: Terreance Plowden, second season
2011-12: 14-14 overall, 8-8 in District 24-4A
2012-13: District 22-4A member with Willowridge, Fort Bend Marshall, Spring Woods, Northbrook, Stratford, Tomball and Tomball Memorial.
Next up: The Panthers are in the James Gamble Classic Dec. 27-29 in Port Arthur.
Key players: SG Jaaron Thorne, SF Chelston Young, PG Kyle Brown, G/F Aaron Glenn, P Alex Jackson
The Ridge Point boys basketball players know how close they came last season.
Despite playing without seniors, the Panthers went into the finale of their first district campaign knowing they were in the playoffs with a win. But they lost to Texas City on a buzzer-beating shot.
They ended up .500 overall and one game out of the postseason.
"It was disappointing to be so close and not get in, but it was definitely promising from the standpoint that it gave the kids something to be hungry for," coachTerreance Plowden said.
Halfway through this season, they're still salivating.
The second-year Panthers won 10 of their first 14 games going into the District 22-4A opener against Willowridge last week, their only district contest before the mandatory five-day Christmas break.
See 12/27/12 HoustonChronicle fordetailed article
We are playing Houston Reagan at Delmar Field House on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm.