Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Texas Playoffs-3rd Round Report Card: 4th Round Predictions

The 3rd round was tough. All these kids want to keep playing. Desoto went down to Temple. That was unexpected. LBJ lost in OT to Lake Travis, that also was a case of the underdog winning.

Austin Lake Travis 66 Austin LBJ 56 OT

Lake Travis NEVER led in regulation. They chipped away in the 4th quarter, down 10 in a foul filled contest that saw 4 LBJ starters and 2 LT starters foul out. The Jags simply had no scoring power left for the extra stanza. Senior Donald Dallas led LBJ with 22, while 2010 P Cole Vukurevich had 19 for the Cavs in the win. It was sweet revenge as LT turned the tables on LBJ from last year's Region 4 Championship game.

Kerrville Tivy 47 Dripping Springs 39 (details in separate post)

Huntsville 49 Del Valle 45

The Cardinals game run was stopped by a quality Huntsville team led by 2010 G Jeremy Laday who had 25. DV's 2010 G Bralyn Thomas had 16 for the Cardinals.

Converse Wagner 89 San Antonio Churchill 68

Converse Wagner brole open a close game at halftime with a 32 point 3rd quarter. 2010 W Andre Roberson led the T Birds with 18 in the win while 6'9" post Mike Byron (Gardner-Webb) ended his high school career with 16 points.

I went 20-32 combined in 4A & 5A games for a percentage of, 62%. In the voilatile world of prognostication, I quote New York Yankee Catcher, Yogi Berra. "This prediction stuff sure is difficult, especially when it has to do with the future" lol The youngsters probably won't get that one.

Well, we're down to the Texas Regional Final Four's this coming Friday, March 5th.

Predicted Winners 4A

Region 1 Mansfield Legacy The Colony

Region 2 Dallas Pinkston Dallas Kimball

Region 3 LaMarque Houston Yates

Region 4 Austin Lake Travis Kerrville Tivy

Predicted Winners 5A

Region 1 Flower Mound Marcus Plano West

Region 2 Garland Lakeview Centennial Temple

Region 3 Houston Bellaire Fort Bend Bush

Region 4 Converse Judson Converse Wagner