Tuesday, July 14, 2009

River City Showdown Tournament-Memphis, TN

After winning the prestigious Atlantic Slam in South Carolina we hopped in our van at 2AM for the 2 hour drive to Charleston, SC to catch our flight out to Memphis, TN. As luck would have it our 6AM flight was cancelled so we spent 10 hours in the airport waiting for the next flight out.

It's tought to ask kids who just gave their all (going 9-1) the past four days to come in and play rested opponents who for the most part have slept in their own beds. We dragged, and I do mean DRAGGED ourselves to the University of Memphis and checked in Monday at 7:30 PM and played the NW Mississippi Wildcats. We were sluggish as expected but we held it down winning the game 68-54.

Texas D-1 Ambassadors 68 NW Mississippi Wildcats (MS) 54


Dalenta Stephens 16
William Nelson 15
Daniel Alexander 8
Mark Nwakamma 6
Jake Kocher 6
Cody Doolin 6
Jonathan Perry 5
Tre Drye 4
Paul Garnica 2
Conner Kemper 2

Texas D-1 Ambassadors 81 Memphis Stallions 73

Despite a barrage of almost 40 points against us by Memphis star G Chris Jones, the D-1 Ambassadors raced out to a 20 point lead and held on to pick up a nice win in front of a packed house.


Cody Doolin 19
Tre Drye 12
Mark Nwakamma 11
Daniel Alexander 10
Jonathan Perry 8
D.J. Stephens 8
Jake Kocher 7
Conner Kemper 6
Daniel Alexander 2
William Nelson 6

Memphis Magic Texas D-1 Ambassadors

Unfortunately, after 6 days on the road and facing an outstanding opponent and a hostile crowd in a packed gym at the University of Memphis the kids fell short by 10 points to the Memphis Magic. Joe Jackson, one of the country's premier point guards dropped 28 points on us. We just couldn't keep him from getting to the rack and earning a living at the free throw line.

With Paul Garnica & Cody Doolin in foul trouble most of the game we just couldn't get on one of our patented runs. The closest we came in the 2nd half was to cut it to 7 points.