Saturday, December 19, 2009

Austin-San Antonio Round Up

With the weather turning colder and Christmas only a few days away, most of the tournaments have abated for the next few days in the Austin-San Antonio area. We're left without a smorgasbortd, but there were some key games, with key players participating in the area last night
Below: Cody Doolin of Austin Westlake and the Texas D-1 Ambassadors mauled contender/pretender Austin Reagan last night, calling off the dogs in the 3rd quarter. I expected Reagan to give Westlake a decent fight last night after the nice showing they had in the Chris Bosh Invitational in DFW a few days ago. Jack Parrish, who coaches many of the Reagan kids (including his own son, Alex) called me on Wednesday and said, "Reagan's playing the #1 team in the State". This was a reference to Westlake, and although I consider them #1 in Region 4 I never expected a beating of this magnitude. PG Doolin (San Francisco) led the way for the Chaps who are also playing for a State Championship in football this afternoon at San Antonio's Alamodome. Best of luck to them in 5A, and to Austin Lake Travis who are trying to capture their 3rd consecutive 4A State title in Waco, on the Baylor campus.
Leander's 2011 P Mark Nwakamma (below) inexplicably still playing with a painful stress fracture in his foot. He scored 17 Against Round Rock in a 43-36 loss. The Rock was led by 2010 W Kenneth Black (Texas A&M-Commerce) with 12.
In other action Coach Bruce Etheridge told me last week he'd have his Marble Falls Mustangs running and gunning. In what has to be considered an upset The Falls bumped a pretty good Austin High team 90-80. 2010 unsigned Bron Etheridge led the Ponies with 22, while 2011 PG Eric McClellan had 22 for the Maroons. Austin High just won the Lake Travis Tourny, so this was a surprise to me.
Austin Akins 49 Pflugerville Hendrickson 47
2011 PG Yolonzo Moore dropped 17 in the win, while nifty 2011 WG Jalen Washington had 21 for the Hawks.
Del Valle 65 Schertz Clemens 63
2011 P Karim York had 17 to lead the Cardinals.
Cedar Park Vista Ridge 60 Round Rock Stony Point 51
Stony Point finally has it's footballers back this week after their football team fell in the State Semifinals. Chris Clement (Princeton)had 16 in the loss.
Converse Judson 64 Pflugerville 59
Spoke to The Ville Coach Mike Murphy on the phone shortly after the loss. He had no excuses. "We didn's shoot the ball well, and Judson took care of business on their home court".
Austin LBJ 78 Dripping Springs 56
2011 G Robert Lee had 27 for the Jags in the win, and 2010 W Daniel Alexander (Texas A&M) had 16 for Drip.
Converse Wagner 98 Killeen Harker Heights 73
Wagner almost hung a "hunny" on Heights at Concordia University's new gym in Austin. They were led by 22 from 2010 W Andre Roberson and Jordan Clarkson (Tulsa) with 20.