The Reagan Rattlers were led by 2009 G Victoria Serna who notched 29 points, including 3-5 behind the 3 point line. She is a pure shooter, an outstanding athlet and she really shows a passion for the game. She got to the rack most anytime she wanted, despite having a box and one defense employed on her for most of the evening by LBJ's Coach Brown.
The other Reagan G 2009 Tatiana Haynes, a recent transfer to Reagan also showed a nice game with an ability to break down the LBJ defense and get to the hole. She also knocked down 4 triples to finish with 20 points. Unfortunately it was her foul trouble which was a turning point in the game as the Jaguars began to pull away with her on the bench.
Coach Brown is mom to former Pflugerville Connally two sport star 2007 Prizell Brown who played for the Texas D-1 Ambassadors prior to opting for the football at Blinn JC. We ran into his mom last week at Fish Daddy's having dinner and she proudly informed us that Prizell will likely sign in early February to play football for the University of North Carolina. Prizell was one of the toughest competitors I have ever coached and one of my favorite players.
The Jags were led by 2010 F Alex Jones was tough under the basket as she had three "and 1" scores and a total of 14 points. She is getting recruited by amongst others Arizona State along with academic power, Rice. Jones is a straight A student and plays her club ball for Papa Herb Jones and his Mass Pro Elite program. But make no mistake about it, she gets her smarts from Moms Cynthia :-)
The story of the evening though was the play of freshman 2012 P 5'11" Alexis Hyder. Our Texas Basketball Inc. correspondent took to calling her "Hurrican Hyder" for the damage she did to the Rattlers. She posted an incredible triple double with 23 points, 11 boards and 10 assists making her a big time prospect and one to watch in the next few years. We're witnessing the breakout of a high major player in this young lady. Conicidentally, her brother Kerry Hyder a 2009 P on the Jags basketball team and a standout football player will likely ink a big time football commitment early next month on National Signing Day.