Friday, December 12, 2008

Elgin Tournament : Killeen 62 Belton 51

From Left To Right: Killeen Runnin' Roos 2010 Ja'Corie Baker, 2009 Baylor signee Cory Jefferson, and 2009 Titus Barnes
Killeen HS (7-3) v Belton (4-8) @ Elgin HS

1st Quarter Killeen 16 Belton 10

I’m here in Elgin at the Doc Graham Tournament for the 1st round game between Belton and Killeen. This is Killeen’s 2nd game with their football guys back, including three starters who were on the gridiron for the Roos. 6’10” baylor commit Cory Jefferson will now have plenty of help as KHS starts it’s season in earnest.

Immediately 2010 G 6’0” Ja’Corie Baker comes out blazing with two quick buckets and the Runnin’ Roos are out to a 6-0 lead. DUNK!..Jefferson. 8-1 Roos. KHS is trying to apply pressure to Belton’s young backcourt of 2010 Eric Braeuer & 2011 Sean Voss, but the youngsters are handling it well.
2nd Quarter Killeen 25 Belton 22

Nice pullup jumper by Sean Voss. Over the back against Jefferson, followed by a tech. Let’s see if belton can take advantage with the Big Fella on the bench for what is likely the rest of the half (over 7 minutes). A layup by 2010 6’5’ Jeff Lepak has knotted the score at 16. Jefferson comes back into the game in what could be a risky move with 4 minutes left. Coach Fossett obviously trusts his veteran will stay away from his 3rd foul. Two nice takes in a row by KHS 2009 W Jamal Washington and it’s all tied up again at 20-20.

Leading Scorers
Belton Jacob Whitman 5
Kileen Shon Lewis 5

3rd Quarter Killeen 35 Belton 30

The Roos have gotten off to a 9-4 spurt and are taking modest control of the game. Nice offensive board by Belton’s Kevin Saunders for 2. Misses the and 1. 33-28. Jefferson leads all scorers with 7 points.

4th Quarter Killeen 62 Belton 51

Ja’Corie baker hits a big 3, Jefferson blocks a shot and outlets to Titus Barnes for a triple and Killeen has quickly extended the lead to 10. Baker is starting to feel it as he drops another long distance bomb, and then Barnes follows with one of his own. 50-34 with 5:40 left to play. Glad to have your long range bombers back from football Coach Fossett? Jefferson hits a 12 footer with 2 guys all over him. His offensive game is really developing here in his senior season before he heads off to Baylor. Roos 57-45 with 1:50 left to play. Emphatic DUNK by Jefferson off the spin move on the low block.

FINAL SCORE Killeen 62 Belton 51

Leading Scorers
Belton Jacob Whitman 14
Killeen Jefferson 12pts 12 rebounds 5 blocks Ja”Corie Baker 12