Thursday, November 19, 2009

Austin Westlake 62 Humble 38

2010 W Conner Kemper is shooting the ball well and competing hard on the boards for Austin Westlake. Austin Westlake rolled over Shcertz Clemens in it's opener on Tuesday, but things get serious starting now with their matchup with Humble in the McDonald's Pasadena (Houston) InvitationalTournament. They're my pre season "Paper Tiger". They have everything it takes to get to the Drum in March out of Region 4.

They've got a shotblocker in 6'9" Gus Leeper (Arkansas-Little Rock), a scoring point guard in Cody Doolin (San Francisco), a 6'6" deadeye shooting wing in 2010 Conner Kemper as well as a host of other rebounders including M.I.T. bound Carl Meyertons who does a lot of the dirty work (and is likely pretty good at Jeopardy

The first half was pretty much non descript. Westlake led by 7 (25-18) on the back of a quick 9 points by W Conner Kemper and the stellar play of PG Cody Doolin, who despite a mediocre 1st half shooting the ball still had 8 points. P Gus Leeper is making his presence felt as he has 5 blocks. Humble seems to have limited ballhandling and a thin bench. Westlake is committed to it's press. I think they should take over in the 2nd half as Humble looks ready to wilt.

Westlake started the 3rd quarter on a 13-0 run. Leeper is now close to double digits in blocks, and it's keying the break for easy layups as well as several nice pull up jumpers in the 8-12 foot range by Doolin in transition. Leeper is now sporting a nice looking face up shot out to 17 feet.

Leading Scorers

Cody Doolin 19
Conner Kemper 14

1st Quarter Austin Westlake 12 Humble 9
Half Time Austin Westlake 25 Humble 18
3rd Quarter Austin Westlake 46 Humble 31
Final Austin Westlake 62 Humble 38