Austin Westlake 93 Schertz Clemens 52
The Area's top team, Austin Westlake crushed Clemens behind Cody Doolin's 21 (San Francisco) and Gus Leeper's (Arkansas-Little Rock) 11pts & double digit rebounds. No starter played after midway through the 3rd quarter.
Any time predictions are made, you're always out on a limb. With roughly 80 4A and 5A schools in the Austin San Antonio area, if I pick one winner I've got 79 chances to be wrong. However, I've seen most of the top teams in the area at scrimmages and am familiar with most of the key personnel with the rest and NOBODY has all the weapons at hand that Austin Westlake has. Of course, the kids have to line up and play everyday. Today they are the winners of the Texas Basketball Inc. Paper Tiger Championship.
Westlake will be severely tested (along with San Antonio Madison) at the McDonald's Invitational in Houston starting Thursday. There are plenty of talented kids in the State of Texas so we'll see how they stack up at that level in the next 48 hours as the McDonald's field is LOADED with talent. In the meantime, All-Everything Guard Cody Doolin leads a talented crew. "Frick & Frack" may not think he's a player but former Kansas Jayhawk PG Rex Walters the Head Coach at San Francisco absolutely loves him so I'll go with his opinion. Doolin just gets the job done at every level, plain and simple.
Doolin is surrounded by Arkansas-Little Rock signee 2010 P 6'9" shot blocker Gus Leeper. Leeper shown as much improvement in the past 6 months as any big in the State. 2010 W 6'6" Conner Kemper can fire it from deep and is becoming a tough matchup inside and out. The rest of the crew compliments the Big 3 by filling their roles. 2012 P 6'6" Drew Wikelius, if he stays healthy is a D-1 prospect. Ok...That should start some controversy with the other 79 teams. :-)
Pflugerville 78 Leander 62
Pflugerville 78 Leander 62
2011 G Deon Mitchell had 24 for the Panthers. Leander put up a decent fight considering they are without 2011 P 6'6" Mark Nwakamma their best player.
Cedar Park 74 Bastrop 68
Senior Tyler Stromberg notched 32 to lead Cedar Park to the win over the Area's best underclass backcourt inj 2011 G Josiah Monroe 22 pts and 2011 Jordan Roach, who came back to Austin from Montrose Christian (MD) with 24 points.
Hyde Park 84 Waco Van Guard 42
2011 F Brooks Pawsat led a much improved Hyde Park team with 17.
Marble Falls 90 Hays 50
MF Head Coach Bruce Etheridge's Son led the Mustangs with 20 pts.
Lake Travis 61 McCallum 56
Senior Guard David Eads (M.I.T.) scored 11 to lead the Cavs.
Cedar Park Vista Ridge 70 Austin 53
Wright scored 27 to lead VR, while 2011 G Alex Reinking has 21 for Austin.
Temple 64 Georgetown 61
2012 PG Michael Hardge had 10 in the loss for Georgetown.
Austin Reagan 57 Harker Heights 54
Regan stormed back in the 4th for the win. 2011 6'4" Jaquarius Daniels had 21 for Reagan while 2011 6'3" W Royce O'Neale had 12 for Heights.
Round Rock Stony Point 70 Austin St. Michael's 63
Stony Point raced to a 20-2 lead, paced by Senior Chris Clement (Princeton)with 24 pts. 2011 G 6'3" Jake Kocher led St. Mike's with 32. 2011 P 6'6" Micah Eargle (a transfer from Leander) had 9 in his St. Michael's debut.
A&M Consolidated 80 Del Valle 69
Senior Braelyn Thomas 11 and 2011 6'7" prospect Karim York had 8 in the Del Valle loss.
Dripping Springs 61 New Braunfels 56
Texas A&M bound 6'9" Daniel Alexander had 21 to lead the Tigers.
Belton 66 Lampasas 43
2011 G Jacob Whitman 14 2011 G Sean Voss 13 to lead Belton