Monday, January 5, 2009

Austin Westlake 68 Bastrop 37 (Girls)

2011 G 5'6" Cherelle Mays of Austin Westlake 2011 F 5'10" Kayla Ball of Austin Westlake
Friday January 2nd Texas Basketball Inc. paid a visit to Bastrop to see the Bears
take on Austin Westlake in our inaugural Girls coverage.

1st Quarter Westlake 21 Bastrop 10

Westlake jumped out to an early lead of 13-5 as 2009 G Carline Durbin led the Chaps. Durbin, a New Mexico State signee did an excellent job of not only shooting from the perimeter but also getting her teammates involved. In the early going Bastrop guard De Ann Brown kept the Bears close by knocking down 2 big shots to slow down the chaps who were on an 8-0 run.

Halftime Westlake 40 Bastrop 10
It was all Westlake in the second quarter as the Chaps defense stepped it up to close the quarter on a 19-0 run. The Chaps defense upped it's intensity and gave Bastrop the business in the second quarter, forcing 5 Bastrop 5 turnovers and giving the Bears a donut for the period.
Halftime Score

2nd Half
Bastrop came out in the 2nd half with a lot more energy. Led by 2011 F Tamala Moore. Moore scored 8 of her 10 points in the third quarter to give Bastrop some life. Westlake Guard Cherele Mays had 3 steals in the quarter to keep Westlake out in front. Mays did an excellent at the guard position for Westlake. She has great ball handling skills along with a nice smooth shot. Westlake F Courtney Devers had a very nice game, scoring 12 points and grabbing double digit rebounds. Courtney works well around the basket showing superior post skills.

Final Score Westlake 68 Bastrop 37