Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boerne Champion 72 Austin St. Michael's 67 (and other scores)

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1. 2009 Zach Burdick dropped 21 on St. Michael's tonight
2. 2009 P 6'5" Chuck Thornally had a double double, including 15 pts.
TexasBasketballinc.com was in Boerne tonight at Head Coach and Athletic Director Stan Leech's new "Palace" at brand spanking new Boerne Champion HS. That's right, don't choke on your Thanksgiving leftovers, we actually have a couple of AD's here in Texas who are basketball guys. After the game Coach gave me a quick tour. Beautiful weight room and basketball fieldhouse. Kudos to Boerne.
Boerne led all the way against a solid St. Michael's team. The Crusaders showed poor shot selection periodically and could never quite close the gap against Boerne. Boerne is well coached, do not beat themselves, is patient offensively until they get the look they want (often a layup from guys constantly moving and cutting) and can close out games by hitting free throws. This is a formula that could bring them back to the Drum for a second consecutive trip this March.

2011 G 6'1" Jake Kocher led St. Michael's with 24 points. Boerne got balanced scoring down the line with 2009 6'2" Zach Burdick leading the way with 21 and 2009 P 6'5" Chuck Thornally had a double double, controlling the boards and dropping 15 points for the Chargers.

I really like Thornally. Everything goes through him, starting with the press break, and then when he gets into the offense Boerne goes through the high post to Big Chuck. He shoots it well enough, but is a very good passer, many times catching the cutter in stride for easy layups. He is a footballer first and is considering Holy Cross among others.

Austin Lake Travis 73 Cedar Park 50

2011 Cedar Park G 6'3" Dylan Cox led the Timberwolves with 11 as he came fresh off the football field, played a couple of JV contests and was baptized by fire against a tough Lake Travis team in his first varsity game. Look for big things from this kid.

Killeen Ellison 93 Killeen High 63
Ellison had balanced scoring with Marquavius James 18, Cameron Gunter 18 Devante Brown 15. KHS are still wthout a couple of footballers but they've got 6'10" Baylor signeee Cory Jefferson and other talented guys. Big win for Ellison and new Coach Alberto Jones.