Coach: Randy Winstead
Mr. Randy Winstead – High School Girls Head Basketball Coach
University School is excited to announce Randy Winstead has the High School Girl’s Head Basketball Coach. Randy played college level basketball for 2 years and has coached both high school and middle school basketball. Randy most recently led Gray’s middle school girls basketball program to 3 straight Big 3A conference championships and 2 state sectional championships from 2011 to 2014.
Pink Night: We will be having a "Pink" Night for the basketball team on Tuesday, February 3rd at Brooks Gym. The teams will be wearing pink shooting shirts. T-shirts for the students/faculty/staff to wear are being offered for sale as well. Short sleeve T-shirts $10 long-sleeve T-shirts $15. Forms can be downloaded from the website and will also be available in the office. Orders due by January 23rd. Order your t-shirt today and support Cancer Awareness!
January 20th, 2015 10:34 pm by Gene RenfroUniversity High jumped in front early and owned a 22-11 lead after eight minutes thanks in part to four 3-pointers split by Lexi Crouthers and Ari Ramsaran.
Crouthers ended up with 15 points and Elise Howard chipped in 15 more for the winning side.
Cloudland battled back in the third quarter to take a 41-40 lead momentarily thanks in part to seven points from the game's leading scorer Kendall Mull. She totaled 17 in the contest to go with a dozen points from Faith Russell.
The home side rallied in the final quarter as Ramsaran scored four of her 14 points in that frame. Mollee Cohee also finished in double-digits with 10 points for University High.
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January 16th, 2015 10:45 pm by Jeff Birchfield
University High 45, Providence Academy 42
Elise Howard made six 3-point goals, none bigger than her game-winning shot with 28 seconds left, to lift the Lady Bucs (9-6) over the Lady Knights (10-7).
Howard ended with a game-high 22 points as University High led 21-5 early in the second quarter only to see Providence score the last dozen points of the half.
It was a tussle throughout the second half as Howard and Providence's Kenzie Trujillo engaged in their own personal shootout early in the third quarter.
The Knights made five trey in the period to trail just 37-34 heading into the final quarter.
Erica Roller hit a 3-pointer with 4:39 left to give Providence its first lead of the game, only to see Howard score University High's final eight points.
"We got out on them, but we got in a little foul trouble early," UH coach Randy Winstead said. "The second half, we had to take our press off and get into a zone. Our intensity level dropped pretty bad, so the last four minutes we went back to man-to-man, pressing again and got after them at the end."
Lexi Crouthers added nine points for the Bucs and Ari Ramsaran had a game-clinching offensive rebound with three seconds left.
Roller paced Providence with 14 points, followed by Trujillo with 13 points and Emma Harrod with 12.
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December 16th, 2014 10:29 pm by Gene Renfro
It didn't go as planned, but the result was fine for the University High Lady Bucs in a 47-46 victory over Sullivan Central on Tuesday at Brooks Gym.
In the boys' game, Sullivan Central controlled from nearly start to finish for a 52-40 win.
University High girls coach Randy Winstead called a timeout with 9.3 seconds left to set up a plan when the Lady Cougars were at the free throw line. After two misses, the home side brought the ball back across half court, but Winstead decided to let things play out.
From there Ari Ramsaran was near the top of the circle and her shot fell into the basket as the buzzer sounded. For Ramsaran it completed an 11-point night and a comeback for University High.
Ramsaran also hit a buzzer beater to close out the first quarter and tie the score at 13-13.
It looked like Sullivan Central was going to pull away early in the fourth quarter, but University High did not go away quietly thanks to Elise Howard. The Lady Cougars opened up a 44-36 lead near the middle of the fourth quarter. After that Howard scored the next five points to make it a one-possession contest. Howard scored all of her 11 points in the second half.
"One thing about this game is that we didn't get discouraged," University High head coach Randy Winstead said. "We fought through adversity. We didn't get down on each other and just kept playing the whole game."
The Lady Cougars had chances to extend their lead, but late free throw struggles hindered that. Sullivan Central missed three free throws in the final minute and did not score a field goal in the final 4:49.
In the second quarter Alyssa Rupert posted the final five points to turn a 21-17 score in favor of University High into a 22-21 lead for Sullivan Central at halftime.
Sullivan Central saw Gabriella Rupert beat the third quarter buzzer with a 3-pointer from the right wing. Her long-range score made it a 36-32 lead for the Lady Cougars.
University High went with the strategy of playing the starting five for all 32 minutes and was led in scoring by Lexi Crouthers and her 16 points. Seven of her points came in the opening four minutes of the game.
"It was one of the situations in which we didn't sub," Winstead said. "It was the first time we've done that all year. I kind of base it on how the game is going and what they're doing."
The Lady Cougars were led by Katlyn Buckland and Meg Crawford with 10 points apiece.
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Home games are played at Brooks Hall/Gym on the ETSU campus, listed as Building #9, Brooks Memorial Hall on the ETSU Main Campus Map .