Friday, December 5, 2008

Austin Westlake 79 San Antonio East Central 52

Austin Westlake's 2009 G Cliff Houston Today's 2nd round matchup comes from UT-san Antonio. Austin Westlake is off a solid victory over Alamo Heights 70-50 while SA East Central pulled an upset of Houston Chavez thanks in part to an eye injury to Chavez G Jamaal Fenton who is committed to New Mexico. East Central's 2010 G Darryl McPherson put up 35 against Chavez last night

1st Quarter Austin Westlake 23 San Antonio East Central 12

Westlake jumps out to a 9-0 lead as Doolin and King hit 3's and East Central tries unsuccessfully to presure Doolin in the backcourt. They are getting beat for layups. Westlake is up 13-2 on a nice dish from Doolin to Meyertons. TO East Central with 4:52 left in the 1st quarter. Nice entry pass by Houston, Meyertons turns and hits the soft 8 footer. Big Leeper enters the game for Westlake, runs the floor...DUNK! Westlake 20-EC 9. Leeper makes a strong move and is on the free throw line. Miss, Make. Houston with the 12 ft jumper for Westlake. 23-9

2nd Quarter Austin Westlake 42 San Antonio East Central 28

Kemper goes to the bench with his 2nd foul at the beginning of the quarter. He'll have to sit, which will make the Chaps smaller. Leeper immediately answers the bell with a block. Nice dish to King for 2. Doolin gets the dime. Nice take to the hole by 2010 Calvin McGhee for East Central. EC is in the one and one. Andrew Johnson at the line...Make, Make. EC now looks to be employing the box and one against Doolin. Good idea, to see if Westlake can run it's offense through their other players. Doolin picks up his 3rd foul. With 3;46 left, this is a key point in the game. EC needs to make a run with Westlake's go to guy out of the game. Westlake leads 36-23. Some of the Westlake youngsters will have to step up. 2012 6'5" Drew Wikelius and 2011 G 6'0" Hagen Fell get their chance to earn some varsity burn. Wikelius gets a big offensive board and the putback. The speed of the varsity game is still a little much for him, but he's skilled, smart and is going to be a very good player. A Division 1 player, in fact. Nice layup by Fell in transition. Other than the free throw line, it's all Westlake at the half. EC has not hit from the perimeter. Leeper blocks another shot, followed by a Wikelius block/steal. The kids have passed the test and given Coach Ellis a 3 minute rest for his foul plagued starters. Props to Senior Cliff Houston who is stepping up and has hit several early shots.

Leading Scorer

Cliff Houston 14

3rd Quarter Austin Westlake 57 East Central 40

P 6'6" Big Dalton Aberanthy drops a jumper for EC. Kemper gets a turn around swish in the lane. He's now off the schnidely after being in foul trouble and drawing a 1st half goose egg. Doolin with the layup in transition. Westlake 48-32 with 4:00 left in the quarter. Nice dime by McPherson at the other end for EC. Nice take to the hole by 2009 W Andrew Johnson of EC. Kemper swishes the three. 51-36. Transition jumper by McPherson. Jumper Abernathy. Doolin for 3 as Leeper steals it out of a halfcourt scrum. King with the bucket..and 1 is GOOD!

4th Quarter Austin Westlake San Antonio East Central

Kemper hits another 3...steal Meyertons...and 1 is no good. Westlake has opened up a 62-42 lead. Doolin threads the needle full court to Meyertons for another deuce. Sweet look! With 6 minutes left, it's effectively game over. Coach Ellis can rest some of his guys and get others experience. They're headed for a date v . State Ranked #1, San Antonio Madison at 6PM tonight right here at UT-San Antonio.

FINAL SCORE Austin Westlake 79 San Antonio East Central 52

Leading Scorer

Austin Westlake
Cliff Houston 16 pts