Friday, November 20, 2009

Austin Westlake 70 North Crowley 65

Austin Westlake Coaches; Head Man Tres Ellis, and Assistant Rob Lucero have had lots to grin about in the early going as Austin Westlake is now 5-0, including 4 wins here at the competitive McDonald's Invitational. Bellaire will try and rain on their parade tomorrow evening in the tournament championship
2010 PG Cody Doolin of Austin Westlake was all smiles after Austin Westlake's semi final win over North Crowly at the McDonald's Invitational
Austin Westlake continued it's strong run at the McDonald's Invitational tonight with a hard fought win over a young, but talented North Crowley team. Behind 20-16 after the 1st quarter, its the first game Westlake had to remain composed, and was required to fight through numerous lead changes and tie scores.

2011 G Kyan Anderson of North Crowley showed why he's one of the country's top PG prospects showing nice court vision and got to the rim with ease. Problem was, when he got there especially late in the game he was met by 6'9" Gus Leeper who swatted several shots and altered many others. Anderson is being recruited by Oklahoma, USC and Wake Forest amongs others per the North Crowley coaching staff.

Once again, Cody Doolin came out on top despite being hounded all game by 2011 G Cameron Price, and Kyan Anderson. Doolin had 23 points and several key steals from the North Crowley backcourt players. He's deceptively long in the arms, along with a tremendous nose for the ball.

North Crowley was down by two with under a minute, but clutch 4-4 FT shooting by 2010 W Conner Kemper allowed Westlake to shut the door for the win. Kemper also dropped 23 points and is becoming much tougher on the boards.

Tomorrow evening matches hometown Bellaire against the Chaps in their ultimate test of the season. Bellaire may be the most talented 5A team in the State of Texas. They are chock full of High D-1 prospects, as follows:

2010 P 6'9" Toby Ojediyi (Texas A&M)
2010 P 6'6" Kene Anyigbo (rumored to Western Kentucky)
2010 G 6'4" Jamel Outler (Texas Tech)
2011 G 6'5" Sheldon McClellan (Texas)

The wildcard may be unsigned Senior PG 6'5" Sebastian Douglass who moved back from New York and is another nice prospect. Should be a packed house and a great atmosphere for high school basketball.