Tuesday, February 23, 2010

San Antonio Clark 91 San Antonio East Central 66

In a totally dominant 1st round performance, San Antonio Clark steamrolled a pretty good San Antonio East Central squad 91-66 at St. Mary's University. East Central likes to run and shoot but Clark had all the answers.

2011 W 6'4" Ansley Benjamin had 18 for the Cougars. Benjamin, whose Pops Benoit had a nice NBA career is now really coming into his own and will suit up for the Texas D-1 Ambassadors on the summer circuit next month. 2010 PG Jason Brickman (Long Island) had 25 for Clark and ran the fast break offense.
2010 W Elhad Emerllahu pounded East Central inside and out to the tune of 37 points.
I look for Clark to be at least a Regional Semi Final team this year. They're mature and have all the pieces. They are a little bit smallish BUT they can score, play good D and are well coached under veteran Steve Sylestine who has been around a long time but is in his first year at the helm with the Cougars. Clark's heartbreaking loss at the buzzer to Pflugerville in last year's post season is still fresh in their minds, and that's a mighty strong motivator.
Thanks and photo credits to Van Williams of www.ClarkCougarSports.com