Texas Basketball Inc. will be at Austin Bowie tonight for the big District matchup between the Pflugerville Panthers & the host Bulldogs, led by former Texas State Coach Celester Collier. We will be streaming the audio broadcast live at http://www.nhsbn.com/ Once you get to that site, just click on the game. My color commentator/sidekick for today's game will be Chris Blevins who runs the Cen Tex Shooters summer program.
Pflugerville is looking to all but salt the District Championship away with a win on the road, while Bowie wants to continue to make it a dog fight, or at the very least maintain 2nd place over Austin Westlake.
Austin Bowie will get senior leadership from PG Aaron Urbanus and W Isiah Collier. Pflugerville will counter with W Brian Todd and their two D-1 signees PG Jonathan Garza and 6'8" P Osas Ebomwonyi. Both have inked with Lamar University in the Southland Conference.
The contrasting styles should make for a great matchup as Bowie will look to run a matchup zone and control the pace while Mike Murphy's hosses will look play man to man & run and gun their way to victory.
In what turned out to be a somewhat lack luster game, Pflugerville jumped out to an early 10 point lead and really never relinquished it. There was no subsequent run by Bowie at anytime on their home court. They cut it to 8 at one point early in the 4th quarter, but could not squeeze Pflugerville. The Panthers showed great composure on the road, limiting their turnovers ina hostile road environment over a solid Bowie team. The result all but sews up 16-5A for The Ville.
2011 G Deion Mitchell led the Panthers offensive attack as he was fearless in going to the basket. Isiah Collier had 15 points & was the only offensive bright light for the Bulldogs who are now back in a dogfight with Austin Westlake for the 2nd playoff spot in 16-5A. You can tell it's getting near to that time of year as Coach Tommy Hines & his staff were on hand from San Antonio Lee scouting their potential playoff opponent. (Lee will face either Bowie or Westlake in a first round playoff game.)
Big Osas Ebomwony, all 6'8" of him made the Bulldogs ineffective all night. He had 4 blocks but altered countless other shots. The Lamar signee also had 8 points on the evening.