High School: Austin Westlake

Arnick, Dallas Carter rolling through 11-4A

January, 20, 2011
Senior post ShaQuita Arnick has Dallas Carter eyeing a long postseason run in 2011.

The Memphis signee is one of the most consistent scorers in the area, averaging 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

No. 10 in the ESPN Dallas girls 4A rankings, Carter (14-5, 7-0) has excelled as a result. It’s zoomed through District 11-4A play, but faces a stiff test against second-place South Oak Cliff (12-10, 6-1) on Thursday.

Carter beat South Oak Cliff, 62-51, to open 11-4A play on Dec. 7.

Carter has been on a roll since playing in the DeSoto Rotary Classic. It lost to DeSoto, Dallas Skyline and Austin Westlake at that tournament, but its only loss since has been to Class 5A power Irving MacArthur.

Arnick has led the way. She’s scored at least 20 in Carter’s last two games -- wins over Dallas Adamson (80-36) and Dallas Pinkston (62-32).
Coming off a state championship season and returning wide receiver turned quarterback Brandon Carter was enough to earn the Trojans the six-spot on the ESPN Rise Powerade FAB 50 Rankings.

Also, Trinity's August 28 game against Tyler Lee was selected to be televised nationally on ESPNU, beginning at 9 p.m. CST. Click here for the full ESPN Rise Inaugural Kickoff television schedule.

Five other Texas teams made the top 50: Abilene (1), Lake Travis (3), Katy (17), Austin Westlake (30) and Round Rock Stony Point (50).