Memorial athletes in action: Women's basketball
Two women's college basketball players with Memorial high school ties have scheduled action this week:
Rachel Cumbo, University of South Alabama
High school: Westside High School
This week: Tuesday, Dec. 4, vs. Spring Hill College
About Cumbo: Cumbo is a redshirt freshman guard for University of South Alabama. She is a 2011 graduate of Westside High School in Houston where she was a four-year letter winner under head coach Troy Gillespie. Cumbo was named first-team all-district after averaging 14.7 points per game with five rebounds 2.5 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior. She helped WHS to a second-place finish in its conference with a 26-11 record and was selected to participate in the Greater Houston Area All-Star Game in the spring of her senior year where she recorded nine points. The sports marketing major is from Houston and is the daughter of Eddie and Monique Cumbo.
Fallon Ellis, Iowa State University
Position: Forward and Guard
High school: Westbury Christian High School
This week: Thursday, Dec. 6, at University of Iowa
About Ellis: Ellis is a sophomore forward and guard for Iowa State University. She is a 2010 graduate of Westbury Christian High School in Houston, where she was four-time letter winner for the Wildcats. Ellis earned all-state honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and TAPPS, was a 2011 McDonald's All-American game nominee, and also earned all-state honors as a junior. Ellis is from Missouri City and is the daughter of Sonya Watkins Ellis.
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