Saturday, December 5, 2009

KISD Semi Final Houston Westbury Christian 45 Killeen Ellison 38

2011 WG Jaleel Williams will need his "A" game today in order for Ellison to grab a win over Houston Westbury Christian. Long Beach State commit Nick Sheppard has his game face on.

2011 PG Anthony Collins leads Westbury's attack.

Ellison will have their hands full in this one as they'll likely have no answer for 2011 PG Anthony Collins who is being recruited by the Big Boys, including Kansas & Georgetown. The key may end up being whether Junior Wing Jaleel Williams can really step it up and lead the Eagles. To do so, he'll have to keep 2010 P 6'8" Nick Sheppard (Long Beach State) in check. There's no doubt that he has the ability to do so, as he's a high major prospect.

After being held scoreless for the 1st six minutes, Ellison finished the quarter with a flurry capped off by 2011 G Devante Brown's long three pointer. Both Sheppard and Williams have two early fouls and neither have been a factor...YET. To this point 2011 G Devante Brown is leading the Eagles with 9. Prior to the game Coach Alberto Jones told me he was the squad's emotional leader. This is by far the worst half I've ever seen Anthony Collins have. Hard to believe it will continue for another 16 minutes.

Just ran into Freddie Nichols (Tre Nichols' Pops) here at KHS. Tre originally played as a frosh at Texas State but decided that it wasn't a fit. He's finishing up at McClellan JC and is currently being recruited by Iowa State, Boise State and a lot of West Coast schools. Tre was a 4 year starter here at Killeen, and a Texas D-1 Ambassador. We wish him and his family all the best.

Halfway through the 3rd, Williams scores his first point (on a free throw) for the Eagles and then almost immediately picks up his 3rd foul and is banished to the bench. Even though the game is dead even I just don't see Eliison winning wthout a big 4th quarter from him.

Okay, it's money time. 8 minutes to play. Sheppard has 4 fouls. Quite honestly this was an ugly game. There were as many free throws as made baskets, and there was no flow of any kind. Fouls hampered the best players so folks did not get their money's worth. Ellison lost their composure in the last minute and Westbury hung on to close it out. Collins led all scorers with 13 points. Brown led Ellison with 12. Sheppard was held scoreless, while Williams 4 points came from the free throw line.

Killeen Ellison 11-9-6-12-38
Westbury Christian 9-8-8-20-45