Monday, February 23, 2009

The Playoffs Are Underway!

San Antonio Stevens 82 San Antonio east Central 65
San Antonio Wagner 68 San Antonio O'Connor 46
San Antonio Clark 84 San Antonio Highlands 57

Houston Wheatley 72 Houston Sharpstown 66
Houston Yates 105 Houston Furr 35

Coppin State signee Jonathan Landry (pictured below) took a nasty fall with 2 seconds left in regulation. He was on the floor for several minutes before being helped off. He shook it off though and was back on the floor for the key OT session and helped will his Mavs to victory
San Antonio Madison 55 Austin Akins 54 OT

Texas Basketball Inc. was at the scorer's table for this one, and it was a dandy! There was not one second of zone defense played in this one. It was both teams in each other's grill tonight mano es mano. The game was extremely tight until midway through the 3rd quarter when Akins bolted to a 39-28 lead and quite honestly looked like they were on the verge of solidly thumping Madison. Akins appeared to be the better conditioned team, but never underestimate the heart of a champion. The Mavs clawed back with a 9-1 run to end the 3rd. The 4th quarter started with the score Akins 40-37.

2010 W 6'7" Stephen Baird led the Mavs with 13. Cameron Catlett added 12 including 2 big steals during the 3rd quarter run. He must have been inspired by his mom and pops who competed in the halftime free throw/dance contest. It capped a great week for the Catlett Family as according to the San Antonio Express news he received his first D-1 offer from Colorado State. Congratulations!

2009 Brandon Wooley had 15 for Akins, as did 2011 Yolonzo Moore. The Eagles 5 guard lineup gave them an edge in quickness. Coach david Peavey had a great game plan, isolating his big guards up top against Madison's post players Baird Landry. The flip side to this is that Madison did control the boards down the stretch and got several key second chance buckets.

Coppin State signee Jonathan Landry had 10 points for the Mavs including 2 key free throw in OT. Free throw shooting did decide it as Stephen Baird's two from the charity stripe were the winning margin.

Austin Reagan 64 Pflugerville Hendrickson 63

Wow! Right out of the gate, the 5A playoffs had a Cen Tex surprise. First of all, props to Austin Reagan. Not too many people gave them a chance against Pflugerville Hendrickson including myself. Well, Coach Davis got himself a huge win and the Raiders prevailed behind a pair of 20 point efforts from Cornelius Commack and 2011 Jaquarius Daniels.